Problematic Women
Problematic Women
Problematic Women
A Daily Signal podcast that challenges the left's narrative that all women must be liberal, pink-hat wearing, Planned Parenthood supporters. Hosted by Lauren Evans and Virginia Allen. Problematic Women celebrates and empowers right-minded women through thoughtful, long-form interviews and sharp-witted commentary on issues from pop culture to politics. See for privacy and opt-out information.
How 1 Woman Took on the Soviet Union in Afghanistan
Joanne Herring, a longtime political activist and philanthropist, deserves a great deal of credit for helping break the back of the Soviet Union in Afghanistan in the 1980s. Herring, who became politically engaged in the Middle East in the 1970s, saw that the Soviet Union was seeking to take over Afghanistan to ultimately gain control of the Strait of Hormuz, the passage today for one-fifth of the world's crude oil exports.Today, Herring joins the show to share how she and the late Rep. Charlie Wilson, D-Texas, worked together to get the Afghan people the resources they needed to defeat the USSR and move America one giant step closer to winning the Cold War. Herring also discusses her philanthropic work in Afghanistan, which she calls Marshall Plan Charities, and how one Afghan village was revitalized by empowering the people with the tools they needed to survive.  Plus, we break down what you need to know about former Vice President Joe Biden’s female press team and what the media missed about President Donald Trump’s powerful female leadership team.And as always, we’ll be crowning our "Problematic Woman of the Week."Enjoy the show! See for privacy and opt-out information.
Dec 3
53 min
Little Known Stories and History of Thanksgiving
From the number of Pilgrims and Native Americans present at the first Thanksgiving to conflict in Congress over declaring it a national day of thanks, there are many historical facts about the holiday that are not widely known. "Problematic Women” is celebrating the history of Thanksgiving with Melanie Kirkpatrick, author of the book “Thanksgiving: The Holiday at the Heart of the American Experience.” Kirkpatrick shares some of the little known historical facts of Thanksgiving and how the holiday has evolved into what we know it to be today. Plus, we crown a group of 18 brave women as our “Problematic Women of the Week.” Enjoy the show, and have a happy Thanksgiving! See for privacy and opt-out information.
Nov 25
38 min
Meet One of Congress' Youngest New Members
Rep.-elect Kat Cammack, R-Fla., faults an Obama era policy for leaving her and her mother homeless in 2011. After spending months living in a motel, an opportunity arose for Cammack to work on the successful campaign of Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla.Cammack's passion for politics only grew as she continued to work for Yoho after his election to Congress. Today, she joins the show to explain how her love of America and passion for good policies ultimately led to her own run for Congress. In January, Cammack, 32, will be sworn in as one of at least 17 new conservative female members of the House of Representatives.In this episode,, we also break down actress Melissa McCarthy's apology for supporting an organization fighting human trafficking that also happens to be pro-life. And as always, we’ll crown our Problematic Woman of the Week.Enjoy the show! See for privacy and opt-out information.
Nov 18
41 min
Why Election 2020 Is a ‘Proud Lady Moment’ in History
The 2020 election was a major win for conservative women in the House of Representatives. Come January, more women will have seats in Congress than ever before in the history of the nation. Jessica Anderson, executive director of Heritage Action for America, the grassroots partner organization of The Heritage Foundation, joins “Problematic Women” to discuss the 13 newly elected Republican female representatives and how their leadership will affect America. Anderson also breaks down what might happen next in the presidential election as claims of voter fraud and litigation both continue. We also chat with the editor-in-chief of The Daily Signal, Kate Trinko, about what she saw on her trip to Philadelphia last weekend as voters reacted to the election news.And, as always, we’ll crown our Problematic Woman of the Week.Enjoy the show! See for privacy and opt-out information.
Nov 12
45 min
Left’s Woke Education and Social Policies Are Scary
The agenda of the far left is frightening, and concerned conservative moms are speaking out. Today, Allison Weisenberger, a mother and California resident, joins “Problematic Women” to discuss government overreach in her state, including bans on Halloween trick-or-treating amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Plus, the founder of “No Left Turn in Education,” Elana Yaron Fishbein, explains why she is fighting against progressive ideologies in our schools. And, as always, we’ll be crowning our Problematic Woman of the Week.To learn more about “No Left Turn in Education,” check out Fishbein’s recent Daily Signal op-ed. Enjoy the show! See for privacy and opt-out information.
Oct 29
39 min
Celebrating a Victory in War on Women’s Sports
The playing field has been leveled for female athletes at a small university in New Hampshire. Concerned Women for America filed a civil rights complaint against Franklin Pierce University because of its transgender sports participation and inclusion policy.The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights agreed with Concerned Women for America that the policy is in violation of Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex. Doreen Denny, vice president of government relations for Concerned Women for America, joins “Problematic Women” to discuss why this victory is significant in the battle for the future of women’s sports.Learn more about how you can stand with female athletes here. Also on today’s show, Heritage Foundation education policy analyst Mary Clare Amselem debunks a recent Teen Vogue article arguing that private schools should be abolished.And as always, we’ll be crowning our “Problematic Woman of the Week.”To participate in this week's Twitter poll, visit @Virginia_Allen5 on Twitter. Enjoy the show! See for privacy and opt-out information.
Oct 22
41 min
Judge Amy Coney Barrett Maintains Poise Under Fire
Judge Amy Coney Barrett exhibited her profound understanding of the law as she testified this week before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Ellen Troxclair, author of the book “Step Up!: How to Advocate Like a Woman,” joins this episode of “Problematic Women” to discuss the Supreme Court confirmation hearings and why Barrett is qualified to sit on the high court. Troxclair also discusses the organization Women’s March and its opposition to Barrett, and why more conservative women should engage in public policy. Plus, we hear from four women who either clerked for Barrett or had her as a law professor at Notre Dame. They share personal stories about working with her and why she will make an excellent Supreme Court justice. And as always, we’ll be crowning our Problematic Woman of the Week.Listen to the podcast "Perspectives: The Confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett" here. Enjoy the show! See for privacy and opt-out information.
Oct 15
41 min
Will Amy Coney Barrett Face an Unconstitutional Religious Test?
As Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett prepares for Senate hearings next week, many are wondering whether she’ll again face harsh questions about her Catholic faith. Mary Vought, executive director of the Senate Conservatives Fund and wife of Russ Vought, director of the Office of Management and Budget, joins us to explain why this line of questioning is unconstitutional. Her husband, she recalls, faced similar scrutiny in his own Senate confirmation hearing. Vought also talks about her daughter’s diagnosis with cystic fibrosis and how steps taken by the Trump administration improved her health care options. And original co-host Kelsey Bolar, now senior policy analyst at Independent Women’s Forum, visits to share the story of Monica Wyman, a Hispanic mother of three who may have to close her business because of California’s new employment law. Liberal lawmakers want to take this policy nationwide.IWF video on AB5: Plus, as always, we’ll crown our Problematic Woman of the Week. See for privacy and opt-out information.
Oct 8
35 min
Why the Far Left Is Threatened by SCOTUS Nominee Amy Coney Barrett
Kelsey Bolar, a senior policy analyst at the Independent Women's Forum, joins “Problematic Women” to discuss the attacks on federal appeals court Judge Amy Coney Barrett, why progressives are threatened by her nomination to the Supreme Court, and what we can expect during the Senate confirmation hearings.Plus, Rep. Debbie Lesko, R-Ariz., a powerful voice for conservative women, joins the show to explain how she is working to defend women’s sports from the agenda of radical LGBTQ groups.Lesko also share her own journey into the pro-life movement and why she fights to protect the lives of the unborn. And as always, we’ll be crowning our “Problematic Woman of the Week.”Enjoy the show! See for privacy and opt-out information.
Oct 1
48 min
Ginsburg’s Legacy and the Supreme Court’s Future
Legal experts have described the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as “a lioness of the law.”Ginsburg died last Friday at 87 after serving on the Supreme Court for 27 years. President Donald Trump has said he will nominate her replacement this Saturday from a short list of five female candidates. Elizabeth Slattery, senior legal fellow and deputy director of the Pacific Legal Foundation's Center for the Separation of Powers, joins “Problematic Women” to break down Ginsburg’s legacy and share what is known about the women being considering by the president for the open seat on the high court.Plus, many millennials aren't getting married, and researchers are trying to understand why. We discuss dating and marriage trends among young people with the help of our colleague, Philip Reynolds. And as always, we’ll be crowning our "Problematic Woman of the Week.”Enjoy the show! See for privacy and opt-out information.
Sep 24
46 min
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