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Dr. Andrea O'Reilly broke an academic taboo
08 Jul, 2022 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Around 1997, Dr. Andrea O'Reilly began writing, editing, publishing, and organizing around the study of mothering and brought it forward as a new academic discipline. The subject, as old as humans ourselves, evokes controversy in academia, including within Women's Studies. Among the specific topics are men's mothering and radical motherhood movements.
... on the eve of new national elections
04 Jul, 2022 | 0:28:46 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Zuleikha Hassan is one of the most outspoken members of Kenya's Parliament. This episode covers several years of her political career, including being expelled from the floor of the Assembly for bringing her baby to work. Issues covered include breastfeeding, gender inclusive politics, and violence against women. Concludes with excerpt from a speech about a crackdown on rogue boda boda...
Why big pharma created Female Sexual Dysfunction
27 Jun, 2022 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Dr. Leonore Tiefer gave the keynote address at a conference on The Medicalization of Sex, organized by the Simon Fraser University Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies in 2011. She says everyone's sexuality is different, there is no "normal"- that efforts to define a normal and produce it through medication fail, and that "sex belongs with dancing, not digestion."...
Women must make spaces for ourselves in all the negotiations, Nobel Laureate said
29 Apr, 2022 | 0:28:45 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Shortly before she was announced as a Nobel Peace Laureate, Leymah Gbowee was on a book tour in the US. She gave Janie Rezner of Women's Voices a passionate and wide-ranging interview about herself, her children, and how women need to get over our socialization to stay out of politics and just support the men.
Why would she kill her husband?
27 Apr, 2022 | 0:28:50 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Speaking to a group of attorneys in Kansas City, forensic psychologist Dr. Lenore Walker explains the development of battered women's syndrome as closely akin to the PTSD suffered by soldiers in battle. The effects of repeated trauma can create an overwhelming sense of threat and terror even when not in the throes of an immediate attack. This understanding can be...
Recalling an interview from our 20th year
27 Apr, 2022 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

May 13, 2022, is the 36th anniversary of the release of WINGS' first edition. Much of the early history and the ongoing philosophy of the program was covered in this 20th anniversary interview by Jennifer Moore.
One of the last interviews of the late time traveler, theologian and radical feminist pirate.
15 Apr, 2022 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Mary Daly published her final book in 2006, 4 years before her death. Mara Williams (DJ Cariad), a programmer at KDVS campus radio, crossed the feminist wave generation gap to interview Daly - who explained, among other things, how rage can make you happy.
The Iroquois system has lasted hundreds of years
11 Apr, 2022 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Barbara Alice Mann describes the inner workings of a long-established North American matriarchal society, where women lead the arrangement of life, including festivals, collective decision-making, management of longhouses, food storage, marriages, childrearing, inheritance, rotating land use, agriculture, food storage, sharing, and gift-giving.  And war and peace.
Stephen Wentzell interviews Debbie Owusu-Akyeeah, the executive director of the CCGSD
08 Apr, 2022 | 0:30:00 |
EN | rabble podcast network | rabble radio

This week on rabble radio, we're bringing you an interview with Debbie Owusu-Akyeeah. Owusu-Akyeeah has been the executive director of the Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity since July 2020. The organization is a national LGBTQ organization dedicated to eliminating all forms of bullying, discrimination, and homophobia in schools. She speaks to rabble’s national reporter, Stephen Wentzell, about how...
Gender sensitization in action
28 Mar, 2022 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

A deep look at a longterm process to make the world's parliaments and legislatures gender equitable, gender sensitive, and diverse. And a more humane workplace, too. Thanks to research, the creation of processes and handbooks, and outright pressure, the institutions show signs of giving in. The discussion is international, but with special attention to Canada and BC and the UK.
Emma Clark and Hayley Bryant talk about their feminist organizing in a Calgary high school.
08 Mar, 2022 | 0:28:09 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Emma Clark and Hayley Bryant are grade 12 students at Western Canada High School in Calgary, Alberta. Scott Neigh interviews them about the feminist organizing they do as members of a group at their school called the Committee on the Status of Women and Girls (CSWAG). The experiences of high school among young women and other gender-oppressed people today are...
Raising a Ruckus for Good, 35 Years and Counting
06 Mar, 2022 | 0:28:46 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In 1987, the Raging Granny movement was born in Victoria BC. Two of their earliest members and many other Raging Grannies from newer groups describe their activism, laugh, and sing their political songs. Interviews and audio are from 2012, 2017, and 2022.
Honourable Don Oliver interviews George Clarke about their relative, Portia White
11 Feb, 2022 | 0:21:16 |
EN | Craig Mills |

Senator Don Oliver and George Elliott Clarke honour the life and career of their mutual relative, the late contralto and beloved voice teacher, PORTIA WHITE (1911-1968). Although she performed before royalty and in concert halls throughout the world, she was refused accommodation in a hotel in her home province of Nova Scotia.
media freedom and its setbacks,
09 Feb, 2022 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Ayubi gives a history of media rights in Afghanistan, the problem of losing reporters, her discussion with Taliban negotiators, and a plea to world media and civil society to help convince Taliban to let up on oppressing women. Part 1 was released last week in WINGS. (This can probably stand alone if need be.)
Why and how a prominent journalist fled the Taliban
09 Feb, 2022 | 0:28:40 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Najiba Ayubi describes the ordeal of her fortuitous escape from Afghanistan during the last of the Americans' evacuations, including her experience in 3 refugee camps, her attempts to get others out, and the flaws in the hurried process that took place. Part 2 next week will tell history of media in Afghanistan, her discussion with Taliban negotiators, and a plea...
A linguistic and biochemical analysis
07 Feb, 2022 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Playwright Carolyn Gage performing one of her Sermons for a Lesbian Tent Revival. This one is relevant for everyone. First she discusses the poverty of our words to distinguish among many forms of "love" and lists alternative words from science fiction that are more precise. Then she talks about the brain chemistry at work when we "fall in love," what...
Libby Davies sits down with political scientist Dr. Jeanette Ashe in part two of their conversation.
28 Jan, 2022 | 0:29:59 |
EN | rabble podcast network | rabble radio

This week we’ll cover two stories on the growing tension between Russia and Ukraine. We ask the question that’s on everyone’s mind: how likely is it that this situation becomes a war? Plus - our national reporters cover Quebec’s Law 21 and the Halifax police force looking to define “defunding the police.” We’ll check in all that and more, a...
Part one of Libby Davies' conversation with political scientist Dr. Jeanette Ashe.
21 Jan, 2022 | 0:29:59 |
EN | rabble podcast network |

This week we talk about why hazard pay isn’t enough for our front-line workers in grocery stores. We’ll also mark the passing of former NDP leader, Alexa McDonough. Karl Nerenberg and Monia Mazigh share their stories of Alexa. We’ll check in all that and more, a bit later on in our show. First, rabble contributor and former NDP Deputy Leader...
Archival interview with the late Sarah Weddington
10 Jan, 2022 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

On the 39th anniversary of the Roe v Wade decision, Martha Burk interviewed Sarah Weddington about the history and future of this landmark case, and some of her other successes.
Mistaking discomfort for violence is an error of our times
02 Jan, 2022 | 0:28:44 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Lesbian novelist and nonfiction writer Sarah Schulman speaks in Vancouver about her book Conflict Is Not Abuse: Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility, and the Duty of Repair. The book could not find a publisher in the US, but was picked up by Vancouver's Arsenal Pulp Press. As of this reading in 2018, it had sold more than 10,000 copies. Schulman says...
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