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The Second Wave Feminists helped us live through an age when the greatest compliment you could give a woman was 'she does it like a man.' But now, we are doing it 'like a women,' and we are changing the world. – Maya Friedler, Exec. Director, Women's Media Group

Through our radio series The Feminist Lens, film screenings and live events, we present the variety, scope and imagination of women artists and activists working in the world today. Through this Blog, we reveal the details of how we put together our radio shows and programs, provide history and background on the artists, and give links in the community. We also want to respond to your feedback, as we reflect on culture and politics, and express our own views as media producers, artists, writers, activists and feminists. Join us!


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In The Wake of the Co. Springs Planned Parenthood Shooting

Women's Media Group | Pro-Choice

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We must all realize how fraudulent the “Right to Life” language is. Personal Pac reminds us that “In the last 25 years 8 doctors who provide abortion care have been gunned down and health care centers that provide abortion care have been bombed, burnt down and destroyed, medical staff have lost limbs, have been blinded and killed…It’s a violent war against medical providers who help women in their greatest time of need.” It’s ironic that these violent pro-lifers claim to support life, yet perpetuate their agenda through killing. It is ironic that in the name of life, they take the life of a fully-formed, breathing, laughing, loving human being.

Pro Life rhetoric must be heard for what it is: claiming to be God’s will insights violence. Pro Choice protects everyone’s rights–not only babies and fetuses, but also women. We do not fight with women and men who make the choice to be against abortion if their God tells them it is wrong. When our religion or culture does not have that mandate, we protect your right to choose. The right to have an abortion is a right and a choice.
–Maya Friedler, WMG Executive Director

Posted by on Monday, December 7, 2015

“Lived Through This” A New Feminist Lens Show–Listen NOW

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The Feminist Lens is honored to share the stories from the new book “Lived Through This: Listening to the Stories of Sexual Violence Survivors” by Anne Ream of the Voices and Faces Project.
Sharing stories of sexual assault gives us an opportunity to heal and give strength to others who are suffering.

“Behind the story I tell is the one I don’t. Behind the story you hear is the one I wish I could make you hear.”
Dorothy Allison

Click here to listen to the show and see the playlist

Posted by on Thursday, November 6, 2014

New Show TONIGHT!

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Women as Profit Centers:

Sex Trafficking in Chicago

9:30pm on WFMT 98.7

You can listen live here:

WFMT Listen Live

On tonight’s show we speak with Mary Bonnett of Her Story Theater about her play Shadow Town as well as hear a performance by one of her actors.

We also talk with our good friend Anne Ream, Director of the Voices and Faces Project and author of of Lived Through This: Listening to the Stories of Sexual Violence Survivors

Tonight’s show is about the multi-billion dollar business that is sex trafficking. It’s about women’s bodies as profit centers, slavery and violence against women.

Including segments on the  Hobby Lobby decision, comedy from Lady Parts Justice, incredible music from the Voices and Faces Project and The Angel Band CDs plus a scathing commentary on George Will’s, well, idiocy.

Please join us for this important provocative show Friday July 25th, at 9:30 on WFMT.

Posted by on Thursday, July 24, 2014

Hobby Lobby Decision is a Slippery Slope and a Whole Lot of Wrong!

hiringIf having faith means denying a human being healthcare then America, our faith has been shaken to the core.

“Hobby Lobby, a chain of craft stores, decided it didn’t want to cover birth control in its mandated employee health insurance because its owners oppose abortion and felt that birth control pills were an abortifacient. These beliefs are wrong — that is, factually incorrect — but nevertheless we had to let the Supreme Court decide just how important actual facts are.”

Funny, I woke up this morning just thinking I had WAY to much control over my reproductive system. Thank “God” someone has taken that control out of my hands.

And the taking won’t stop there.

a BBQ restaurant owner claimed that he was within his rights to refuse service to blacks based on his religious beliefs. In the case brought before the Supreme Court, Maurice Bessinger stated that his religion required him to keep black people from eating in his restaurant, although he was perfectly OK with taking their money, so long as they ordered their food to-go. – See more at: http://www.forwardprogressives.com/sc-restaurant-owner-refuses-serve-blacks-cites-religious-beliefs/#sthash.euRom9mi.dpuf

In South Carolina: “A BBQ restaurant owner claimed that he was within his rights to refuse service to blacks based on his religious beliefs. In the case brought before the Supreme Court, Maurice Bessinger stated that his religion required him to keep black people from eating in his restaurant, although he was perfectly OK with taking their money, so long as they ordered their food to-go.”

And look out Gay Rights, the faithful are coming for you too! ” A group of faith leaders is urging the Obama administration to include a religious exemption in a forthcoming LGBT anti-discrimination action.”

This is a hot mess of religious condemnation rolling down the magic mountain of  “faithfulness” made up of a majority of  hypocrites and we should not stand for it! Now more than ever we need to speak up for our bodies, our sexuality and our humanity.

Amen.

Time to boycott!

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a BBQ restaurant owner claimed that he was within his rights to refuse service to blacks based on his religious beliefs. In the case brought before the Supreme Court, Maurice Bessinger stated that his religion required him to keep black people from eating in his restaurant, although he was perfectly OK with taking their money, so long as they ordered their food to-go. – See more at: http://www.forwardprogressives.com/sc-restaurant-owner-refuses-serve-blacks-cites-religious-beliefs/#sthash.euRom9mi.dpuf
a BBQ restaurant owner claimed that he was within his rights to refuse service to blacks based on his religious beliefs. In the case brought before the Supreme Court, Maurice Bessinger stated that his religion required him to keep black people from eating in his restaurant, although he was perfectly OK with taking their money, so long as they ordered their food to-go. – See more at: http://www.forwardprogressives.com/sc-restaurant-owner-refuses-serve-blacks-cites-religious-beliefs/#sthash.euRom9mi.dpuf
a BBQ restaurant owner claimed that he was within his rights to refuse service to blacks based on his religious beliefs. In the case brought before the Supreme Court, Maurice Bessinger stated that his religion required him to keep black people from eating in his restaurant, although he was perfectly OK with taking their money, so long as they ordered their food to-go. – See more at: http://www.forwardprogressives.com/sc-restaurant-owner-refuses-serve-blacks-cites-religious-beliefs/#sthash.euRom9mi.dpuf
a BBQ restaurant owner claimed that he was within his rights to refuse service to blacks based on his religious beliefs. In the case brought before the Supreme Court, Maurice Bessinger stated that his religion required him to keep black people from eating in his restaurant, although he was perfectly OK with taking their money, so long as they ordered their food to-go. – See more at: http://www.forwardprogressives.com/sc-restaurant-owner-refuses-serve-blacks-cites-religious-beliefs/#sthash.euRom9mi.dpuf
a BBQ restaurant owner claimed that he was within his rights to refuse service to blacks based on his religious beliefs. In the case brought before the Supreme Court, Maurice Bessinger stated that his religion required him to keep black people from eating in his restaurant, although he was perfectly OK with taking their money, so long as they ordered their food to-go. – See more at: http://www.forwardprogressives.com/sc-restaurant-owner-refuses-serve-blacks-cites-religious-beliefs/#sthash.euRom9mi.dpuf
a BBQ restaurant owner claimed that he was within his rights to refuse service to blacks based on his religious beliefs. In the case brought before the Supreme Court, Maurice Bessinger stated that his religion required him to keep black people from eating in his restaurant, although he was perfectly OK with taking their money, so long as they ordered their food to-go. – See more at: http://www.forwardprogressives.com/sc-restaurant-owner-refuses-serve-blacks-cites-religious-beliefs/#sthash.euRom9mi.dpuf
a BBQ restaurant owner claimed that he was within his rights to refuse service to blacks based on his religious beliefs. In the case brought before the Supreme Court, Maurice Bessinger stated that his religion required him to keep black people from eating in his restaurant, although he was perfectly OK with taking their money, so long as they ordered their food to-go. – See more at: http://www.forwardprogressives.com/sc-restaurant-owner-refuses-serve-blacks-cites-religious-beliefs/#sthash.euRom9mi.dpuf
a BBQ restaurant owner claimed that he was within his rights to refuse service to blacks based on his religious beliefs. In the case brought before the Supreme Court, Maurice Bessinger stated that his religion required him to keep black people from eating in his restaurant, although he was perfectly OK with taking their money, so long as they ordered their food to-go. – See more at: http://www.forwardprogressives.com/sc-restaurant-owner-refuses-serve-blacks-cites-religious-beliefs/#sthash.euRom9mi.dpuf

a BBQ restaurant owner claimed that he was within his rights to refuse service to blacks based on his religious beliefs. In the case brought before the Supreme Court, Maurice Bessinger stated that his religion required him to keep black people from eating in his restaurant, although he was perfectly OK with taking their money, so long as they ordered their food to-go. – See more at: http://www.forwardprogressives.com/sc-restaurant-owner-refuses-serve-blacks-cites-religious-beliefs/#sthash.euRom9mi.dpuf

 

Posted by on Thursday, July 3, 2014