New Episode of Ms.’s On The Issues With Michele Goodwin Podcast — Feminizing Privacy: Women in Digital Spaces


On the Issues with Michele Goodwin is a popular, issues and policy-focused podcast featuring feminist analysis, insightful conversations and exciting guests. This is the first podcast from Ms. magazine, a legacy feminist publication. In each bi-weekly episode, host Dr. Michele Goodwin and special guests will tackle the most compelling issues of our times, centering feminist concerns about rebuilding our nation and advancing the promise of equality. 

A new episode—Feminizing Privacy: Women in Digital Spaces—is available now on Apple PodcastsSpotify and

On today’s show, Dr. Goodwin is joined by experts Danielle Citron and Jackie Rotman to tackle the issues women face in online spaces — from privacy to misogyny to censorship of women who use their voices to speak out, and more. How are women taking on the tech platforms and fighting back in the face of online harassment, discrimination and censorship?

A full transcript of the episode may be found here, as well as a few excerpts below:

“We should understand intimate privacy as a fundamental right, and crucially as a civil right. That is a right that each and every one of us enjoys, as well as protection against structural discrimination—because we know there’s no doubt about it that women, that people of color, that LGBTQ individuals, their intimate information is most costly to them.” — Danielle Citron

“The reason that Facebook was misclassifying women’s health and blocking it is that they called it adult products, it was seen as sexual. And at the same time, Hims and Rowe were started in 2017. They were raising money to solve erectile dysfunction and raising huge valuations and ads were allowed that said ‘Get hard or get your money back.’ That was fine. Those are still running.” — Jackie Rotman

Meet the Host of On the Issues: Dr. Michele Goodwin is a frequent contributor to Ms. Magazine and on She is a Chancellor’s Professor at the University of California, Irvine and also serves on the executive committee and national board of the ACLU. Dr. Goodwin is a prolific author and an elected member of the American Law Institute, as well as an elected Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and the Hastings Center. Her most recent book, Policing The Womb: Invisible Women and The Criminalization of Motherhood is described as a “must read.”

About Ms. Magazine: Co-founded by Gloria Steinem in 1972 and published by the Feminist Majority Foundation since 2001, Ms. magazine has been a trusted, popular source for feminist news and information in print and online for nearly 50 years. Ms.’s time-honored traditions of an emphasis on in-depth investigative reporting and feminist political analysis have never been more relevant, bringing a new generation of writers and readers together to share news, analysis, research and strategies for fighting back and moving forward, for shaping the future.


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