Sunday, Jan 29, 6-7 PM: Attacking women’s rights is high priority in 1st week of Trump Administration–Guests: Amanda Marcotte, RaeAnn Roca Pickett

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In its first week in office, the Trump Administration has made it a priority to attack women’s reproductive rights, with the president reinstating the Global Gag Rule on Monday, January 23. On Tuesday, the House passed HR-7, which would make permanent and expand the Hyde Amendment, which denies Medicaid funding to poor women seeking abortions. Trump also signed an Executive Order instructing all Federal Agencies to “ease the impact” of the Affordable Care Act (AFA) –i.e., encouraging Congress to “switfly repeal” the ACA. An earlier move by the new Congress had begun its dismantling –in the guise of a budget bill that included banning coverage of contraception without a co-pay and defunding Planned Parenthood.

We’ll be discussing these (and other) attacks on women’s reproductive freedom, with guests: RaeAnn Roca Pickett, of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH), serves as its Senior Director of Communications and Public Affairs in the DC office; Amanda Marcotte, well known blogger on women’s rights, who writes for: AlterNet, Salon, Raw Story and the Guardian, among other media outlets.

The show will also include the Feminist News Roundup and topical music.


Wednesday, September 19, 9-10pm, 99.5fm Joy of Resistance Feminist Radio: Terry O’Neill and elections; Kathie Sarachild and Erin Mahoney on Shulamith Firestone; Amanda Marcotte on the Chris Brown Tatoo; Everyday Sexism (the blog) founder Laura Bates

On Wednesday, September 19, 9-10 pm, join Joy of Resistance: Multicultural Feminist Radio @ WBAI (WBAI_radio –livestreaming @ for a many dimensional feminist program, as we speak with Terry O’Neill, President of the National Organization for Women (, 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” ( in which women from all over the world simply report sexism they experience on a daily basis.

Amanda Marcotte will talk about her recent 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 ( 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 (, 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 @