On Wednesday, September 19, 9-10 pm, join Joy of Resistance: Multicultural Feminist Radio @ WBAI (WBAI_radio –livestreaming @ http://www.wbai.org) for a many dimensional feminist program, as we speak with Terry O’Neill, President of the National Organization for Women (www.now.org), about the Republican and Democratic conventions, Republican rhetoric on women and what’s at stake for women in the November election.
We’ll also look at what goes on daily in womens’ lives that doesn’t make the headlines with Laura Bates, founder of the popular blog “Everyday Sexism” (www.everydaysexism.com) in which women from all over the world simply report sexism they experience on a daily basis.
Amanda Marcotte will talk about her recent www.rawstrory.com article on her take on what the new Chris Rock tattoo has in common with the advice televangelist Pat Robertson recently gave to a man whose wife wouldn’t “behave.”
And we’ll examine the roots of our movement by exploring the ongoing legacy of feminist pioneer Shulamith Firestone who passed away in late August. We’ll speak about her with another feminist pioneer, Redstockings (www.redstockings.org) member Kathie Sarachild, who worked with Firestone in the early days of the Women’s Liberation Movement (WLM) and Erin Mahoney of National Women’s Liberation (www.womensliberation.org), will read NWL’s statement-in- progress, which includes a description of how Firestone’s work inspired a younger generation. Firestone’s was a co-founder of pivotal groups The Chicago Women’s Liberation Union, New York Radical Women and Redstockings, Her major written work, Dialectic of Sex: The Case for Feminist Revolution was published in 1970 and quickly became a best-seller at a time when the rebirth of feminism was gaining great popularity..
The show will also include Worldwide Feminist News headlines and music.
Joy of Resistance airs on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, between 9 & 10 pm. The Executive Producer and host is Fran Luck. You can follow us on twitter @ http://www.twitter.com/joyofresistance