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Episode 32: Black Women’s Blueprint interview

For Episode 32 I talk to Janeen Mantin of Black Women’s Blueprint!

Interview Links

Black Women’s Blueprint
http://www.blackwomensblueprint.org/
Their Video – Under Siege
http://vimeo.com/25195147
@BlackWomensBP on twitter
Black Women’s Blueprint on Facebook

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Episode 30 – Radically Feminist

For Episode 30 I talk about feminism trans misogyny, Interview Avory of the Radicaly Queer blog & chat about The Hunger Games

As I said in my intro DCAF could definitely use your funds to help out poor folks make the reproductive health decision that is best for them! Throw a few bucks my way at my donation page & you are really helping a person in need!!

Intro/Outro
Joycelyn Elders
Ms. Blog
PantheaCon Debacle
Cotton Ceiling Tumblr
TransGriot (Monica Roberts)
Kate Bornstein
Hunger Games
Margaret Atwood’s Handmaid’s Tale
Marge Piercy

Interview Links
Radically Queer
Women’s Media Center
Queer Feminism

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Episode 28 – Crossing the Line

This episode I talk a little about street harassment, Trayvon Martin, and public perceptions, and I interview Holly Kearl about AAUW ‘s report Crossing the Line. Also Robin Covers Downton Abbey

Links to check out:
Holly Kearl http://hollykearl.com/
http://www.meetusonthestreet.org/
Geraldo Blaming Hoodies
http://www.aauw.org
Crossing the Line Report
Visions in Feminism
Momentumcon
Downton Abbey

Episode 24: Menstruation Girl of the 2010s

The 24th Episode has personal space pontification, an interview with the comic artist Jen Vaughn, and a new installment of Femertainment Tonight.

Show Links

intro:
Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own (http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/w/woolf/virginia/w91r/chapter1.html )
Feministing Post Referenced (http://feministing.com/2011/08/25/the-feminine-mistake-of-blogging-unsustainably/ )

Jen Vaughn Links
Main Site ( http://www.mermaidhostel.com/)
Jen Vaughn on Twitter (http://twitter.com/Thejenya)
Jen Vaughn on the ‘Images of the Body’ panel (http://www.spxpo.com/spx-2011-images-of-the-body )
Center for Cartoon Studies (http://www.cartoonstudies.org/)
The Beat (http://www.comicsbeat.com/)
ICAF (http://www.internationalcomicartsforum.org/)
Glory Days Railroad Festival ( http://www.glorydaysoftherailroad.org/ )
AVA Gallery, NH ( http://www.avagallery.org/ )
Portland Zine Symposium (http://pdxzines.com/ )

…and…
Walking Dead ( http://www.amctv.com/shows/the-walking-dead )
Tom Bodett ( http://www.bodett.com/ )

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Episode 18 – Mental Health, Finding Center, and Finding A Way Out

On the 18th’s Episode I discuss the word ‘crazy’ (see open letter to Rachel Maddow below), interview the amazing author T. Thorn Coyle and discuss Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

If you have not yet followed T. Thorn Coyle’s blog or read her books, she is an internationally respected visionary and teacher of the magical and esoteric arts. The author of Kissing the Limitless and Evolutionary Witchcraft, she hosts the Elemental Castings podcast series, writes a popular weblog, Know Thyself, and has produced several CDs of sacred music. Thorn’s spiritual direction, soul reading, and body/spirit coaching practices help people worldwide. Pagan, mystic, and activist, she is founder and head of Solar Cross Temple and Morningstar Mystery School. For further information, please visit thorncoyle.com

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…as promised in the podcast…

Open Letter to Rachel Maddow

Whether or not MSN is a ‘bastion of Liberal Media’ you are a force within the media. A voice referenced, cited, and honored in liberal circles while simultaneously used to drum up fear and conservative funds by the right wing. For better or worse, such public roles serve as inspiration and example for the rest of us.

So when you use ‘crazy’ (short hand for the very real category of sicknesses known as ‘mental illness’) or ‘kook’ or any other colloquialism you, perhaps unknowingly, perpetuate able-ism within a movement that aims to level the playing-field for oppressed people. As a reporter you un-ironically are taking the misconceptions and bigotry against one group to describe the actions of a political movement.

Tea-partiers/teabaggers, birthers, Sharron Angle, and yes, even Christine O’Donnell are not crazy. Or rather, they are not crazy because they have a deep seeded fear of a change in the status quo. In fact, conservative white folks have kept their power by an unwillingness to share or give up privilege based on class, race, sexual orientation and the host of other classifications that they feel make them superior. This complete investment into the power structures have kept folks in line, hoping that if they ‘follow the rules’ (be straight, Christian, get married, get a ‘good office job’ and maintain whiteness) that they will also get a part of the pie.

I understand and respect the sense of balance that is taken by journalists when covering the rallies, the antics of Ms. Angle or the birthers. But consider how individuals who do suffer from mental illness – who are often denied coverage on their medical needs, who suffer from bias against those illnesses, and the pure insult that you are lumped into the likes of a teabagger because your brain doesn’t produce/receive serotonin like it should.

Please, don’t just take my word for it. Here is just the tip of the iceberg as far as resources/voices/perspectives on this topic:

http://disabledfeminists.com/
specifically their post here: http://disabledfeminists.com/2010/05/28/ableist-word-profile-crazy-to-describe-political-viewpoints-or-positions/
http://bitchmagazine.org/post/the-transcontinental-disability-choir-what-is-ableist-language-and-why-should-you-care
http://takesupspace.wordpress.com/category/ableism/
http://www.raisingmyboychick.com/2010/09/on-the-ubiquitous-use-of-crazy/

There are umpteen words to describe the hatred, ignorance, and fear that the right wing peddle. Using ‘crazy’ is just intellectually lazy.

Laura

Episode 17: Faux Rallies & Comics

On today’s episode I talk about the Rally arranged by comedians Jon Stwart and Stephen Colbert, and interview two amazing comic writers.

Show Links:
Jon Stewart’s Faux Rally
Small Press Expo (SPX)
Margoyle
Cat and Girl

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Episode 16: O’Donnell Coverage & Snarking on SVH

The 16th Episode is up with nearly an hour of discussing feminism in the YA format. There’s a little on Christine O’Donnell’s lapses with witchcraft, and a whole lotta Sweet Valley High.
Show Links

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Episode 15: Age Gaps & Things I Like

Today’s episode covers a lot – some podcasts I’m a fan of, the issue of intent, and a conversation with my friend Colin where we talk about the inter-generational throw down that seems to be going on in the feminist world.

Links
Podcasts I like
Stuff Mom Never Told You
Stuff You Missed in History Class

Articles referenced during the talk with Colin
Nancy Keenan on NewsWeek
Gail Collins and Stacy Schiff
Mother Jones article on ‘Young Feminists’

Some Young Feminists Respond
Fiona Lowenstein speaks to her experience as a young feminist
‘This is what a young feminist looks like’ blog carnival response

Left Over Links
Wikipedia entry on cyperbalkinization
The Tyranny of Struturelenssness
The Tyranny of Tyranny

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Episode 13: Abortion Provider Appreciation Day

March 10th is National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers, so this super quick podcast discusses the day & the challenges.

I also mention my RHReality Check Diary (of escorting at a clinic) and the upcoming Visions in Feminism Conference which will have a workshop about reproductive health.

Last, but certainly not least I suggest everyone read the book:

The Story of Jane: The Legendary Underground Feminist Abortion Service

Show 11: Marches, Comics, Fuck ups… Oh MY!

Episode 11 is up ya’ll.

If you want to give feedback on marches/activism send an MP3 (if your computer is lacking a mic – use http://drop.io/ ) to the podcast email fullyengagedfeminism (at) gmail (dot) com.

This week’s episode features a discussion about marches and pontification of Bilerico’s pontifications, an interview with the amazing comic Abby Denson, and a new segment called Feminist Fuck Up!

This week’s Fuck Up: Bitch Magazine & South Park

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