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Maame-Mensima Horne, who works with the SisterSong Collective in Atlanta, takes a moment away from the national conference to explain how her mother's influence and family roots made her a natural feminist.

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The Coat Hanger Project, a film by Angie Young

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To keep learning, go to political and civic meetings. Progressive New York City Council Member Letitia James shared this idea with On The Issues Magazine at the New York Women's Agenda's Forum on Equal Pay Day on April 19 in NYC.

The Coat Hanger Project, a film by Angie Young

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The Coat Hanger Project, a film by Angie Young, uses the symbol of dangerous illegal abortions as a way to educate young audiences about abortion rights and reproductive justice; it was an official selection of the 2009 Rosebud Festival. Also see On "Generation Y/Millennials" and Teaching Reproductive Justice through Film in the Cafe.

 


Filmmaker Diana Whitten presents Vessel

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Filmmaker Diana Whitten captures the raucous moment when Dr. Rebecca Gomperts literally cuts the rope on anti-abortion attempts to block her boat, Women on Waves, from Valencia, Spain, as choice activists cheer her on. The clip is from the work-in-progress, Vessel, documenting Gomperts' travels around the world to deliver abortion services to unlikely places.

Lillian June Davis of Marina, CA

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Lillian June Davis of Marina, CA, knows feminism: her grandmother was one of the first black women to break through education barriers. Davis tells On The Issues Magazine how she has kept the faith, speaking to us at the SisterSong Conference in Washington D.C. on November 7, 2009.


Maame-Mensima Horne

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Maame-Mensima Horne, who works with the SisterSong Collective in Atlanta, takes a moment away from the national conference to explain how her mother's influence and family roots made her a natural feminist.

 Staceyann Chin blends the personal and political

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In an impassioned spoken word performance for Def Poetry Season 2, Staceyann Chin blends the personal and political, musing about a future where a sturdy bladder might be more welcome than revolutionary fervor, while insisting that, until then, she will spend her days stirring emotions, shaking up expectations and erasing classifications.


artist Linda Stein explores on video the  creation of the superhero in 1941

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Wonder Woman uses her powers to stops all sorts of evildoers -- but she never kills. Her gender-transgressing strength is matched by her continual search for peace and justice. In "CAN WONDER WOMAN CRA-AC-CK GENDER STEREOTYPES?" visual artist Linda Stein explores on video the creation of the superhero in 1941 and her transformations since then.

 Vivian Gornick

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With the release of the updated Women in Science: Then and Now from The Feminist Press, Vivian Gornick describes gains and challenges for women in labs in the last 25 years, concluding "the revolution is hardly won." She speaks with On The Issues Magazine at the 2009 Book Expo in New York City.


Switch 'n' Play Drag Kings Perform I'm Gonna Sex You Up

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Switch 'n' Play Drag Kings Perform 'I'm Gonna Sex You Up,' Read "Open Drag Night at the Outpost Lounge" by Angela Bonavoglia.

Kate Davis' documentary, Southern Comfort

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Cultural commentator Nava Atlas ponders why couples slip into 1950s patterns, despite their promises otherwise. She shares her tongue-in-cheek Gender Role Casserole from the new with On The Issues Magazine at the 2009 Book Expo in New York City.


Susan F. Feiner

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Susan F. Feiner tells On The Issues Magazine that women in prime earning years make only half as much as men; an interview following the Women's Media Equity Collaborative Summit in Detroit, MI on July 16, 2009. Feiner is a professor of economics and director of women's and gender studies at the University of Southern Maine.

Kate Davis' documentary, Southern Comfort

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More on Southern Comfort: Kate Davis' documentary won the top Jury Award at Sundance 2001


Transgender Basics Educational Film

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Transgender Basics
by Rosa Juel Nordentoft

Transgender Basics is a 20 minute educational film on the concepts of gender and transgender people.

Video Games Basics

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Leigh Alexander, journalist and gamer, joins with game theorist and videographer Daniel Floyd to describe why the world of video games needs to adapt its adolescent boy mentality if it is to reach more female players in "Girl Gamers: Video Games and the Female Audience." See "Virtual Switching, or Playing Games? by Georgia Kral in this edition of On The Issues Magazine.


Shola Lynch tells about Chisholm '72

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Filmmaker Shola Lynch (Chisholm '72: Unbought and Unbossed) tells On The Issues Magazine how Shirley Chisholm made a brand of standing her ground at the Black Women and the Radical Tradition Conference presented by the Brooklyn College Graduate Center for Worker Education in New York City this spring.

Martha Richards, Executive Director of the Fund for Women Artists in San Francisco talks to On The Issues Magazine about the need for gender parity in the film industry

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Martha Richards, Executive Director of the Fund for Women Artists in San Francisco talks to On The Issues Magazine about the need for gender parity in the film industry at A Theatre Panel for SWAN Day (Support Women Artists Now) at Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts, sponsored by the League of Professional Theatre Women in New York, March 28, 2009.


Breakthrough's Bell Bajao campaign in India

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Breakthrough's "Bell Bajao" campaign in India that calls on men to "ring the bell" and intervene as violence against women is occurring. See Listen Up: UN Must Hear Women on Violence by Charlotte Bunch

TRAILER FOR HIV: HEY, IT'S VIRAL! by Beyondmedia Education

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TRAILER FOR HIV: HEY, IT'S VIRAL! by Beyondmedia Education
See Intimate Lines: Know thy Clitoris by Rebecca Chalker


Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority Foundation

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Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority Foundation, comments to On The Issues Magazine about "new revolutions we need" at the Fem2.0 conference in Washington, D.C.

Liza Sabater

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Lisa Sabater, new media consultant, blogger and founder of the site culturekitchen describes to On The Issues Magazine "what it means to her to be a feminist" at the Fem2.0 conference in Washington D.C.

 


 

Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - YOUR CALL - KALW Public Radio

How do we support access to abortion services?

What can be done to support access to abortion services? On the next Your Call we'll talk about guaranteeing the legacy of Dr. George Tiller, assassinated in his church for providing abortions to women who wanted them. Eight abortion providers have been killed in the last thirty years and 87 percent of U.S. counties have no abortion provider. What is it like to provide women with constitutionally protected health care? What help do providers need? It's Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:
Gloria Feldt, Former national president and CEO of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America; Michelle Goldberg, Author of The Means Of Reproduction: Sex, Power, And The Future Of The World; Jennifer Baumgardner, Author of Abortion And Life; Merle Hoffman, Director of CHOICES Women's Medical Center on Long Island; Megan J. Peterson, Deputy director of the National Network of Abortion Funds

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