Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Monday, August 29, 2016: Women's Magazine examines how race and class influence sexual assault cases?
Another incident which Black feminists have taken the lead in debating is the alleged sexual assault by actor and director Nate Parker 17 years ago, which came to the attention of the media after his recent remarks about the victims suicide while promoting his new film "Birth of Nation" about the 1831 slave rebellion led by Nat Turner, a film which had been destined for an Oscar. Today we talk about that case and how class and race intersect with issues of sexual assault with African American Lesbian Feminist filmmaker and writer Aishah Shahidah Simmons. Simmons directed the groundbreaking film “No! The Rape Documentary.” Check out Aisha's Vimeo channel at https://vimeo.com/afrolez. Also see Afrolezproductions.com for more information and discussions about rape.
Click here to listen to entire show. 59:50 min