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Ain’t Nobody’s Business-Billie Holiday

Behind The Wall-Tracy Chapman

Aria-Othello by Verdi

“There is no greater threat to women than men”-Louie CK, YouTube Clip:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4LkrQCyIz8

Ain’t Nobody’s Business-Rihanna

Lady-Regina Spektor

I Like The Things About Me-Mavis Staples

Someone to Watch Over Me-by George Gershwin, sung by Barbara Streisand

I Like The Things About Me-Mavis Staples-Reprise

Helpful Links!

The National Domestic Violence Hotline http://www.thehotline.org/ 1-800-799-7233 | 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)

The Voices and Faces Project http://www.voicesandfaces.org/index.html

The YWCA  www.ywca.org



Posted by on Thursday, January 23, 2014

Breaking the Silence Premiere!

The Feminist Lens Presents the World Premiere of:

“Breaking the Silence”

Originally aired on WFMT October13th, 2012 @ 6:30pm CDT

CLICK HERE to Listen to the show and view the playlist!

“Breaking the Silence” was written by Marilyn Campbell and Maya Friedler. The Feminist Lens is a production of Women’s Media Group, Inc. Maya Friedler, Executive Producer and recorded in cooperation with WFMT Fine Arts Radio, Chicago; Steve Robinson,Vice President; Peter Whorf, Program Director; Don Mueller, Production Manager. Produced by Maya Friedler; Hosted by Marilyn Campbell; Audio Production and Audio Editing by Cat Jarboe; Directed by Allan Nowakowski; Sound Engineering by Josh Savageau. Guest speakers heard on Breaking the Silence are Shannon Matesky and Anne Ream.

This program is made possible with support from: Evelyn Salk, and Robert Neems, with much appreciation. Special thanks to: Milos Stehlik of Facets Multi-Media and the producers of “The Invisible War”

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We want to hear from you!

Here’s what people are saying about “Breaking the Silence”

“Listening to the Feminist Lens program right now –

Astounding!  Such powerful voices – every story, poem, and song is deeply sad, haunting, piercingly melancholy and I have been moved to tears.

I pray that all who listen to this show are compelled to continue to stand strong, and create powerful testimony.

Programs like this are inspirational.

Each story went right to my heart, and the way in which they were weaved together with the music had a profound impact in the way that I heard, felt and saw the devastating impact of rape and abuse.

I will share this link.

…Thank you!

~Janet Goldblatt Holmes, member of The Voices and Faces Project – Canada




Posted by on Tuesday, October 9, 2012

“The Invisible War” Movie Screenings!

Everyone should see this profoundly moving and provocative film. We knew when we first saw it, we had to share it on our upcoming radio program “Breaking The Silence” airing Oct 13th on WFMT Chicago at 6:30pm CDT.
Here is a list of screenings in Chicago and Illinois.

October 16, 2012
6:30 pm
Presented by Northeastern Illinois University
Alumni Hall (Main Campus)
5500 N. St Louis
Chicago, IL
More Information: (773) 422-4590

October 20, 2012
2:00 pm
Presented by Iraq Veterans Against the War and Woman Made Gallery’s 20 Neighborhood Project
Woman Made Gallery
685. N. Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL
More Information: (708) 415-4628

October 23, 2012
6:00 pm
Presented by the Northern Illinois University Women’s Studies Program
Northern Illinois University
Carl Sandburg Auditorium, Holmes Student Center
340 Carroll Ave
DeKalb, IL
More Information: (815) 753-1044

October 27, 2012
4:15 pm
Presented by Health & Disability Advocates Illinois Connections
College of Dupage
Student Center, 425 Fawell Blvd
Glen Ellyn, IL
More Information: (312) 265-9074

November 1, 2012
6:30 pm
Presented by YWCA Evanston/North Shore
Wilmette Theater
1122 Wilmette Ave
Wilmette, IL
More Information: (847) 864-8445

Posted by on Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Here Comes The Sun: A Tribute to Diann DeWeese Smith Airs on WFMT, March 31, 2012

The Feminist Lens presents“Here Comes the Sun: A Tribute To Diann DeWeese Smith” Saturday, March 31 at 6:30-7pm (CDT) on WFMT.


This very special show honors one of the most inspirational leaders in the feminist movement and a passionate fighter of inequity. Listen to excerpts from Diann’s memorial service recorded at  The Women & Leadership Archives at Loyola University and candid interviews at the WFMT studios with author of the latest V.I. Warshawski novel Break Down, Sara Paretsky, Anne Ladky, Executive Director of Women Employed and Pamela Bozeman-Evans from the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago.

The Fifth International SWAN Day- Support Women Artists Now Day is also March 31st and it will be celebrated throughout the months of March and April 2012.

Listen to the show here

View the Program and Playlist here!

Posted by on Friday, March 23, 2012