Joy of Resistance Feminist Radio: On-Air Fundraiser Wed., July 25, 9-11 pm. ‘War on Women’ Package w/Vagina Monologues DVD

In June, Michigan State Rep. Lisa Brown was censored by Republican male leaders for saying the word “Vagina” on the Michigan House floor during a debate on abortion restrictions–and the rage of women boiled over. Within days, saying the word ‘vagina’ had become a nationwide form of protest against the ‘war on women’; it trended on twitter; Eve Ensler flew from California to Michigan to perfom her iconic “The Vagina Monologues” on the steps of the Michigan State Capitol, and 5,000 women showed up to see it, carrying signs such as “Vagina: if you can’t say the word, don’t legislate about it!”
 
On Wednesday, July 25, 9-11 pm, JOR will offer listeners the HBO DVD of “The Vagina Monologues,” starring playwright-activist Eve Ensler (video teaser below), along with a “War Against Women” package including recordings of the April 28 UNITE To Fight the War on Women rally at Foley Square, featuring speeches by Lynn Paltrow, Jasmine Burnett, Rep. Carolyn Maloney and Mona Eltahawy; plus Kathie Sarachild on “The Myth of America” and Katha Pollitt on “The Resurgence of Misogyny” plus Eve Ensler’s explosive speech on June 29 at the annual conference of the National Organization for Women.

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