Wednesday, July 23, 2014

July 21, 2014: The Life of Valerie Solanas

California Coalition of Women Prisoners is sponsoring a caravan and rally on July 31st to protest the re-opening of McFarland prison, to be run by the GEO Group, a private company with an abysmal reputation. Low level women offenders qualified for release are being transferred to McFarland for a brutal program falsely entitled Enhanced Rehabilitation and Recidivism Reduction Campaign. The caravan will meet at MacArthur BART at 11 AM and link up with Trail for Humanity. A rally at 5 PM will be held at McFarland Park. For more information contact CCWP at 415-255-7036 ext 4 or email To find out more about Trail for Humanity you can find them on Facebook.

Life and Work of Valerie Solanas

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Breanne Fahs, professor of women's and gender studies at Arizona State University, discusses the controversial but important life and work of Valerie Solanas. Fahs is author of the new book, Valerie Solanas: The Defiant Life of the Woman who Wrote SCUM (and Shot Andy Warhol).

Listen now or Get MP3 24:01 min.

Breanne Fahs
Breanne Fahs is an associate professor of women and gender studies at Arizona State University, where she specializes in studying women's sexuality, critical embodiment studies, radical feminism, and political activism.  She has a B.A. in women's studies/gender studies and psychology from Occidental College and a Ph.D. in women's studies and clinical psychology from the University of Michigan.  She has published widely in feminist, social science, and humanities journals and has authored three books: Performing Sex (SUNY Press, 2011), an analysis of the paradoxes of women's "sexual liberation," The Moral Panics of Sexuality (Palgrave, 2013), an edited collection that examines cultural anxieties of "scary sex," and Valerie Solanas (Feminist Press, 2014), a biography about the controversial and politically significant life of author/would-be assassin Valerie Solanas. She is the director of the Feminist Research on Gender and Sexuality Group at Arizona State University, and she also works as a private practice clinical psychologist specializing in sexuality, couples work, and trauma recovery.

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