On Wed., June 19, 9-10 pm, Joy of Resistance presents: “Two partial feminist victories as the backlash continues to dig in its heels!”

A conversation with Soraya Chemaly on the epidemic of internet rape and death threats being made against women–especially outspoken feminists–and the feminist campaign to get Facebook to re-evaluate its hate-speech policy.

Lydia Devine (National Women’s Liberation) on the Obama Administration‘s decision to drop its Appeal of Federal Judge Korman‘s decision to make the Morning After Pill (MAP) available over-the-counter and without a prescription or ID requirement, to women and girls of all ages! Now that we’ve won this victory after 10 years of organizing–there’s still a way to go; MAP is unaffordable for many women–so for them it remains out of reach. What’s next in this campaign?

Plus –the Joy of Resistance Feminist News Wrap-up including these stories: The Franks abortion-ban Bill passes in the House of Representatives; The New York State Women’s Equality Act may go down; Ohio passes one of the worst abortion bills yet; Turkish Feminists make demands at Taksim Square; Saudi women sentenced to jail for “undermining husbands’ authority.”

Joy of Resistance: Multicultural Feminist Radio @ WBAI airs on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month, at 9-10 PM. We cover the ongoing worldwide struggle of women for full equality and human rights. You can follow us at at twitter.com/joyofresistance. Programs stream live @ wbai.org where they are also archived for 90 days.

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