Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Monday, February 8, 2016: "When White Men Rape"; Feminists not voting for Hillary; New Anthology of LGBTQ Voices

Lisa Dettmer talks to writers Roqayah Chamseddine about her article "Rejecting  Bourgeois Feminism"  which looks at the criticism of  women for not supporting the election of Hillary Clinton. Roqayah Chamseddine is a researcher for teleSUR's EmpireFiles, and a freelance writer. You can follow her on Twitter at @roqchams.

We also talk to Bobby London, who in her article "When White Men Rape" looks at the double standard afforded David Bowie and other white celebrities who rape. Bobby London is co-host of On Resistance Radio on our sister station  KPFK radio in Los Angeles and she is a  also a writer and journalist. You can find her writing on ThisIsBobbyLondon.com and on CounterPunch.org.  She wrote an for the website For Harriet called When White Men Rape.

Lisa Marie Rollins talks to Helen Klonaris and Amir Rabiyah, the editors of the new anthology "Writing the Walls Down- A Convergence of LGBTQ Voices."

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Sunday, February 7, 2016

Monday, February 1, 2016: A tribute to activist folksinger Ronnie Gilbert

Ronnie Gilbert (1926-2015)

This Monday on Women's Magazine, we listen to part of the recent concert celebrating and remembering the life of legendary singer/activist Ronnie Gilbert.  We'll hear music by her friends Judy Small and Linda Hirschhorn, as well as Ronnie herself.  And we'll listen to an interview with Ronnie by Women's Magazine contributor Adrienne Lauby, with lots more music.

You can find the live stream of the Freight and Salvage memorial concert to Ronnie Gilbert on YouTube.

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Monday, January 25, 2016: Gray and proud? Struggles and triumphs of older women

Two segments look at the experience of "women of a certain age" in a culture obsessed with eternal youth.

Lily Iona McKenzie joins me to talk about her rich journey from high school dropout and teenage mom in Alberta to author, writing teacher and labor leader in San Francisco, with forays into longshore work, waitressing and everything in between.  Her first novel, Fling, is a twist on the traditional "coming of age" story, asking whether women can come of age at 60, or even 90.

And I speak with New York Times reporter Patti Cohen, whose recent article, "Over 50, Female and Unemployed" looked at the struggles of women over 50 to find jobs, even as the general employment picture improves.  Patti covers economics for the times and is the author of the book In Our Prime: The Invention of Middle Age.

On another note, we'll listen to a bit of Davey D's interview with Alicia of Black Seed: Queer Liberation Collective, which organized the Bay Bridge shutdown last Monday.  Plus the Women's Calendar will tell you about events you want to know about.

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Monday, January 18, 2016: Black women at the forefront of feminism

How Black Women Led Birth of N.O.W.

Daisy Bates speaks during the Aug. 23, 1963, March on Washington. Bates, mentor to the Little Rock Nine, was the only woman to speak at the event 50 years ago in which the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech. Source Times Record: Online Edition

In the first part of our show today we’ll listen to a fascinating history put together by Fran Luck of WBAI’s Joy of Resistance for Sprouts, a national weekly program.  Luck tells the story of how black women activists, frustrated by being shut out of the 1963 March on Washington, led the charge to form the National Organization for Women.

Then Dr. Marcia Chatelain, author of South Side Girls: Growing Up in the Great Migration, discusses the construction of Black girlhood in Chicago in the first half of the twentieth century, and what it tells us about the intersections of race and gender.  She also talks about Black Lives Matter, why it’s rewriting 2016 and why it’s important that so many of its leaders are women.

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Monday, January 11, 2016: The Rise of Neo Feminist Film

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Lisa Dettmer talks to feminist film scholar Professor Hilary Radner,  author of "Neo-Feminist Cinema; Girly Films, Chick Flicks and Consumer Culture" and co-editor of "Feminism at the Movies, Understanding Gender in Contemporary Popular Cinema " about the rise of what she calls the neo feminist film.   Beginning with the release of "Pretty Woman" in 1990 Radner argues  a new trope developed reflecting the rise of consumerism and the cultivation of the body and exploited the idea of how to be a woman for the purpose of supporting neoliberal consumer industry.  Radner argues these films present a belief that  control and ownership of a woman's body is  accomplished through the right acquisition and that her  value was her appearance,  all the while evoking choice and individual agency as the defining tenet of feminine identity and liberal feminism.

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Monday, January 4, 2016: Marie Equi: Radical Politics & Outlaw Passions

Marie Equi was a doctor, an open lesbian, an abortion provider, a suffragist and an outspoken labor activist in early twentieth century Oregon.  She was called "one of the most dangerous anarchists" in the country and went to prison for her opposition to World War I.

Why is Equi so much less known than her friends and comrades Margaret Sanger and Elizabeth Gurley Flynn?  Homophobia, suggests Michael Helquist, whose new book is Marie Equi: Radical Politics and Outlaw Passions. Michael will be reading from his book on Sunday, January 10 at 11:30 AM at A Book Talk, St. Aidens Episcopal Church, 101 Gold Mine Drive, SF.

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Events Calendar
Wed, Jan 6 at 7:30 PM: Scott Noble's new documentary film: Plutocracy: Political Repression in the USA, at the Humanist Hall in Oakland. For more information call 510-451-5818

Thur, Jan 7 thru April 24: Heron Hall Art Exhibit opens with California Flora: Botanical Paintings in Colored Pencil by Nina Antze. Opening reception Saturday, January 23, 3:00-5:00pm. Free. No RSVP necessary. For more info LagunaFoundation.org or call 707-527-9277 x110

Sat and Sun Jan 9-10 at 7 PM: Lucia August Choreography presents Standing Out Standing, the world premiere of "They Never Really Leave" and a couple of 2014 Fringe Festival favorites, including "Consistent Paradox"! at 1 Grove Street @ Market across from the S.F. Public Library. Tickets on sale through Ticketfly:     http://ticketf.ly/1Qi3R7G
Tickets: $10-20 sliding scale at the door, or $15 ticketfly online. For more info LuciaAugustdance.com

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Monday, December 28, 2015: KPFA Women's Magazine Presents Women Who Built Free Speech Radio

photo by Paul Richards

Today on Women's Magazine we re-broadcast our fabulous interviews with Nina Serrano, Avotcja, and Jennifer Stone from 2015 International Women's Day. Click here to listen the March 9 show.

Thanks for listening. Hope everyone has a good New Year. Don't forget to remember KPFA in your year end donations. We really appreciate your support.

Click here to listen now to today's show or Get MP3. 59:59 min