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(Kristin Schwartz)

Women: the Oppressed Majority

a three-part audio documentary

Length: 1:27:02
Uploaded: 7 Oct, 2016

Recording Date: 6 Oct, 2016
Recording Location: Toronto, Canada and (in part 3) Guajiara, Colombia
Logsheet: logsheet_178703.doc
Language: English
Topical for: Timeless
Status: Complete, Ready to Air

Program Title: Women: the Oppressed Majority
Description: Starting six centuries ago, the Western male elite has built a viciously patriarchal world, by making war on women and exploiting them mercilessly. The profits of the global capitalist system have been made possible by the genocide and plunder of women. This three-part audio documentary is about how women have been colonized by men and the many ways in which they resist this. Written in 2015 and produced in 2016.

Host(s): Asad Ismi and Kristin Schwartz
Featured Speakers/Guests: Episode 1, "A History of Male Violence": Tamarra James, Alissa Trotz, Bodia Bavuidi, Tanya Kappo, Margaret Alexander, Angie Umbac and Veronica Gago. Episode 2, "Endless Exploitation": Anuradha Koirala, Chanelle Gallant, Kalpona Akter, Deena Ladd and Selma James. Episode 3, "A World without Patriarchy": Dr. Heide Goettner-Abendroth, Matilde Lopez Arpushana, Dr. Maria Paez Victor, Marcela Romero, Terri-Jean Bedford, Tamarra James, Kalpona Akter and Selma James.

Credits: Written by Asad Ismi and produced by Kristin Schwartz. Go to for Asad’s publications and six other radio documentaries. Email him at or Kristin at to respond. Thanks to Audrey Huntley, Susy Alvarez Pocasangre and Dr. Maria Paez Victor.

Comments: Women: The Oppressed Majority was funded by: Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW), CUPW Local 576—North Bay, Public Service Alliance of Canada, Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU), OPSEU Local 556, Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation, Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)—National, CUPE Local 4400, CUPE Local 3903, CUPE Local 1281, Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association, Ed Finn, Don Schmidt, Canadian Labour Congress, Toronto and York Region Labour Council, Dr. Mimi Ismi, Betty Stewart, Robert MacLeod, Roger Langen, Don Kerr, Ontario Public Interest Research Group (OPIRG)—Toronto, OPIRG—York University

Society and Culture > Women
Type: Documentary

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Asad Ismi Part 1 - A History of Male Violence Download (24)
A_History_of_Male_Violence.mp3 27,525k
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Asad Ismi Part 2 - Endless Exploitation Download (23)
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Asad Ismi Part 3 - A World Without Patriarchy Download (24)
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