You’ve Got Problematic Male Leads: A With Friends Like These Valentine’s Day Special!

You’ve Got Problematic Male Leads: A With Friends Like These Valentine’s Day Special!

You’ve Got Problematic Male Leads: A With Friends Like These Valentine’s Day Special!

With Friends Like These - February 15, 2019 - 1:10:17

Whether you’re going out to dinner, or sitting at home with a pint of Ben and Jerry’s, Valentine’s Day offers unique problems for everyone. This week, Ana Marie Cox (@anamariecox) interviewed Blythe Roberson (@blythelikehappy) to talk about the modern pitfalls of dating men, when sometimes you can’t stand them. In her new book, How to Date Men When You Hate Men, Blythe Roberson covers the sexism that gets excused in the dating world, and why women often feel the need to be desirable in the eyes of the patriarchy. Afterwards, Ana interviewed Amy Chozick (@amychozick) to talk about the Lorena Bobbitt story, the way we often devalue the stories of women, and how to change her legacy to one of a tabloid feature to one of a survivor. Thank to our sponsors! Whether it’s a truck to help on moving day, a swishy sports car for a luxurious weekend away, or a vintage van for a picture-perfect road trip, Turo lets you find the perfect vehicle for your next adventure. Listeners will get $25 off their first trip when they sign up for Turo and use promo code Friends at checkout. Terms apply. Gobble is the meal prep delivery service designed for real life. Gobble is an easy – and delicious – way to create a healthy meal routine for your busy family. They’re offering my listeners this fantastic, limited time deal: 6 Meals for Just $36, plus Free Shipping! Get this special offer now - go to: If you’ve been listening to this show, you’ve heard me talk about Framebridge. They make it super easy and affordable to frame your favorite things, from art prints and posters to the travel photos sitting on your phone. Instead of the hundreds you’d pay at a framing store, their prices start at $39 and ALL shipping is FREE. Plus my listeners will get 15% off their first order at when they use my code FRIENDS. Rothy’s is the everyday flat for life on the go. It’s stylish, classic, comfortable and comes in four fashionable styles – The Flat, the Point, the Loafer, and The Sneaker for women AND girls. Go to and enter WFLT to get your new favorite flats and free shipping. Postage rates have gone up AGAIN. Thankfully, can ease the pain with big discounts off Post Office retail rates. Right now, my/our listeners get a special offer that includes a 4-week trial PLUS free postage AND a digital scale. See for yourself why over 700,000 small businesses use Just go to, click on the Microphone at the TOP of the homepage and type in FRIENDS

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On this season of With Friends Like These, Forgiveness and Reconciliation, host Ana Marie Cox looks at post-Trump America and tries to find models for how we forgive people, and if we should.

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