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A tough problem to beat.
29 Jun, 2020 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

From the WINGS archive, two leaders in the movement to stop domestic violence, share their experience and ideas on topics like why batterers often get custody of children, whether and how batterers can change, and how misogyny is like racism, encouraged by society and requiring self-awareness to work on.
How her image became an offense
22 Jun, 2020 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In 2020, Quaker Oats announced it would remove Aunt Jemima from its syrup and pancake mix brands. This was the culmination of a struggle begun in the 1960s by the NAACP. Professor Robinson researched the history of Aunt Jemima, and of Edith Wilson, the actress who portrayed the character (and who was related to the model for Harriet Beecher Stowe's...
An interview from Mother Jones Magazine
15 Jun, 2020 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

On May 7, 2020, Mother Jones Magazine hosted a live interview via Zoom titled Protecting Our Democracy. Guest Stacey Abrams discussed problems with elections in the US and issues around racist policing, threats to the US Postal Service and US Census, the pandemic, Donald Trump, Joe Biden, justice for sexual assault survivors, and what keeps her going.
Reports from India and Cameroon
08 Jun, 2020 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Nilanjana Bhowmick reports from New Delhi on 3.5 million women who are "barefoot health workers"; Patience Wirngo interviews women workers confronting COVID-19 through many fields in Cameroon.
Founder Florence Howe details the early years
01 Jun, 2020 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Founded in the US in 1970, the Feminist Press publishes neglected masterpieces by women of many cultures, countries and races, not only living women, but dead ones, too. In 1992, Howe gave this speech about the origins and the mission of the Press, how they found the authors they published, and how it survived financially. The program includes an update...
A global network of women activists
24 May, 2020 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

WorldPulse.com is an online network where women activists working specifically on women's and girls' issues in their countries and regions tell their stories and make contact with each other. Tamarack Verrall follows as many of these stories as she can, comments to their authors, and now is working on getting press coverage in Canada for the stories and for the...
From the WINGS archive (1993), and still good advice
18 May, 2020 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Renowned cultural critic and feminist theorist bell hooks gave the keynote address at the 12th annual conference of the Texas Council on Family Violence on October 13, 1993. Her talk, full of personal anecdotes, analyzed connections among racism, sexism, rage, and violence, both in media and in life. She states that we cannot stop violence without confronting the belief that...
Worker organizing under Covid in India and the Philippines
11 May, 2020 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Women leaders from India and the Philippines talk about organizing for Mayday (May 1 - International Workers' Day) in their respective countries in 2020 and how they interacted with government measures around the COVID-19 pandemic.
Special for the week of Mother's Day
04 May, 2020 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Until the virus isolation began, my mother was still teaching music at age 94. In this interview she talks of her music history, techniques and successes. Lots of her students became professionals or lifelong amateur musicians, but she especially loves teaching people who think they can't carry a tune how to sing.
Exploring sex and gender through the brand new world wide web
27 Apr, 2020 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

This show from the archives (1996!) has new relevance now the pandemic renders many courtships virtual. Caitlin Sullivan and Kate Bornstein co-wrote the book Nearly Roadkill: An Infobahn Erotic Adventure, based on their pioneering experiments with sex, sexuality, and identity over the then-nascent World Wide Web. Although out of print, the book is enjoying a revival in the second decade of the 21st...
Adapting tradition to climate change
20 Apr, 2020 | 0:28:45 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In this interview with Diana Wanyonyi, Agnes Leina describes how water shortages forced a change in the lives of herding peoples in Kenya but how her organization also honours indigenous knowledge and traditions.
Canada, New Zealand, and the Philippines have different approaches
13 Apr, 2020 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Examples of social distancing challenges in varied national environments: Canada, New Zealand, and Philippines.
Susan Bright (1945-2010), Enheduanna (2285-2250 BCE)
06 Apr, 2020 | 0:28:44 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

On October 9, 2001, poet Susan Bright read peace poetry in Frieda Werden's kitchen, as both were grieving Bush's bombing of Aghanistan (starting America's longest war). Among the poems is a tribute to Enheduanna, the earliest poet whose name is still known - she wrote peace poetry more than 4,000 years ago.
Traditional recycling meets new law and methods in Bangalore
30 Mar, 2020 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Documentary covers early and recent recycling initiatives led by women; the 3 primary categories of waste to be segregated; a history of caste discrimination around waste disposal; and the new recycling law in Bangalore, which requires additional household labour.
The UN Declaration on this Human Right, and how it is used
23 Mar, 2020 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

On 28 July 2010 the United Nations General Assembly declared safe and clean drinking water and sanitation a human right. Maude Barlow explains how this declaration passed and how it has been used to actually claim the right to water.
or, How To Hack a Democracy
16 Mar, 2020 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Unlike Canada, which has paper ballots counted in the presence of scrutineers, the United States has fallen prey to the corporate voting industry. It boasts of its free and fair elections; but even in Congress, official reports are pointing out massive suppression of voters, massive purging of voter rolls, alarming malfunction of election technology and vulnerability to hacking. Two courageous...
From the uprising in Chile, a chant heard round the world
24 Feb, 2020 | 0:28:39 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

"The patriarchy is a judge, that judges us for being born, and our punishment, is the violence you don't see.  ... the cops, the judges, the state, the President - the rapist is you." Words from a translation of a chant that is performed in public by masses of women in synchronization, in Santiago, Chile and hundreds of other cities...
FOR RELEASE WEEK OF MARCH 1, 2020
25 Jan, 2020 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Historian Sally Roesch Wagner discusses her favourite US suffragist, Matilda Joslyn Gage. Gage modeled her feminism on the practices of her neighbors, the Haudenosaunee indigenous women; she broke with Susan B. Anthony over alliance with the Women's Christian Temperance Union, wrote extensively against patriarchal religion, and inspired her son in law L. Frank Baum to create the woman-led, egalitarian society...
Riffat Hassan, Muslim Feminist Theologian
25 Jan, 2020 | 0:28:40 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

A rousing talk by Islamic theologian Riffat Hassan, exploring how the story of Adam and Eve crept into Islam, though it is not in the Q'uran. Speech from a panel about the rise of conservatism at the NGO Forum of the UN 4th World Conference on Women in Huairou, China, 1995.
FOR WEEK OF FEBRUARY 16TH 2020
25 Jan, 2020 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

n 2019, the UN Commission on the Status of Women took up the issue of Social Protection. The day before the Commission started its work, a large gathering of women from civil society organizations gathered to hear what Social Protection means and what it could mean for women's equality. The program was opened with drumming and satirical singing from the...
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