Guests: Marie St. Cyr, Haitian human rights advocate, Board Member of MADRE and Lambi Fund of Haiti. Beverly Bell author of the book Walking on Fire: Haitian Women’s Stories of Survival and Resistance and Nicole Phillips, staff attorney of Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti]]>
Guests: Deborah Donovan Rice, Executive Director, www.stopitnow.org
Stop It Now!® a sexual abuse prevention organization, providing resources for adults to take responsibility for creating safer communities. Ted Bunch, Co-Founder – A CALL TO MEN an organization committed to ending violence and discrimination against women and girls.
Correspondent Gina McCauley, of What About Our Daughters.com, gives us a Free Black Woman’s take on a culture that defends violent criminals and throws their women and girl targets under the bus as collateral damage.]]>
• In times of peace women fear the possibility of rape; in times of conflict rape is inevitable. Women and children’s bodies are the 2nd battleground, raped by men–both soldiers and civilians, enemy and neighbor, as “spoils of war”.
• How can we stop the global epidemic of war-rape tragedies like the Congo? How do survivors heal? Can perpetrators heal from being rapists/sex offenders? What does their impact and presence mean for their post-war communities?
•Support the International Violence against Women Act
•Support Panzi Hospital, the Congo’s pre-eminent treatment center for rape survivors
RAPE in the U.S. MILITARY radio interview with Helen Benedict, author of The Lonely Soldier: The Private War of Women Serving in Iraq and Reverend Dorothy Mackey of Survivors Take Action Against Abuse by Military Personnel, with host Nathalie Thandiwe.
• U.S. Women Soldiers face battle on two fronts–the enemy on the frontlines and the enemy within the military. Increasingly, women soldiers in Iraq and on other fronts report deep-seated hostility, widespread sexual harassment and assault from their fellow male soldiers.
• 30% of women veterans surveyed reported being raped in the military, in a study of Vietnam-Gulf War enlistees
• 90% of women veterans surveyed reported being sexually harassed, in a study of those enlisted between the Gulf war and earlier wars.
What recourse do U.S. female soldiers have and what happens to both targets and perpetrators of sexual violence after these crimes?
• Military Rape Crisis Center: www.stopmilitaryrape.org
• S.W.A.N. Service Women Action Network: www.servicewomen.org
• Military Families Speak Out: www.mfso.org
According to Attorney Alicia Crowe, Real Dads accept their parental responsibilities and use mediation and the law to protect their parental rights. Ms.Crowe has represented parents in family court for over a decade and “created this book as a way to inform, inspire, empower, and challenge fathers to step up to the plate and become active, responsible, and nurturing adults in their children’s lives.”
Check out Ms.Crowe’s upcoming appearances
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Dr. Shira Tarrant is an assistant professor of Women’s Studies at California State University, Long Beach and an expert in gender politics, feminism, pop culture, and masculinity. A disabled, transgender freelance author, Jacob Anderson-Minshall writes syndicated weekly column TransNation, co-hosts the Gender Blender radio show. Byron Hurt is a filmmaker, activist and educator addressing sexual and gender violence prevention, and masculinity. Jeremy Adam Smith is senior editor of Greater Good magazine and author of the book, The Daddy Shift, out on Beacon Press in June.
Shira Tarrant, PhD: http://www.shiratarrant.com
Jacob Anderson-Minshall: http://trans-nation.org
Byron Hurt: http://www.bhurt.com
Jeremy Adam Smith: http://www.jeremyadamsmith.com
In April 2009, 11-year-old Massachusetts boy, Carl Joseph Walker-Hoover, hanged himself after enduring bullying at school, including daily taunts of being gay, despite his mother’s weekly pleas to the school to address the problem. Four months into the year and this is at least the fourth publicized suicide of a middle-school aged child linked to bullying thus far.Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post's poll. ]]>
Guests: Donna Chait of the Prepare Inc. personal safety program and Ted Bunch of A Call to Men, a national organization engaging men in ending men’s violence against women and the eradication of sexism.]]>
“The first world extracts love from the third world.”
“Globalisations pound of flesh” Author Arlie Russell Hochschild calls it, looking at children left behind by immigrant childcare workers who then transfer huge amounts of love onto children they are employed to look after. “The first world extracts love from the third world. But what is being extracted is partly produced or ‘assembled’ here; the leisure, the money, the ideology of the child, the intense loneliness and yearning for one’s own children” [prol-position news #5 | 2/2006]; Barbara Ehrenreich and Arlie Russell Hochschild, Global Woman, (Granta Books, London, 2003), p.15 – 31.
Our guests represent nonprofit debt management and financial counseling organizations and will address commonplace financial problems such as facing foreclosure, being upside down on a car note and having credit card debt and student loans we are unable to pay off.]]>
Guest Susan Shapiro Barash is an established writer of books on women’s issues, covering topics such as women and: in-laws, lying; extramarital affairs; sister relationships; stepfamilies; being 2nd wives; recovering from bad choices and more. Ms. Barash teaches at the Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrwence College and Gender Studies at Marymount Manhattan College.
Tripping the Prom Queen Quote:
“As with all types of female competition, the perpetual beauty contest is fueled by basic scarcity, what I call the not enough pie syndrome. If there were enough to go around-enough solo violin recitals,good men, high-powered jobs–I believe that female rivalry would be far less sharp. But because women have so little access to the goals they seek, they are forced to compete for a tiny slice of the pie, a situation that cannot help but breed the virulent competitions we have observed.”
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Guests: Akiba Solomon has written for publications including Glamour, Redbook, Jane and Vibe. Ayana Byrd is author of the award-winning “Hair Story: Untangling the Roots of Black Hair in America.” She has written for Essence, Latina, Rolling Stone, Vibe and Glamour magazines.]]>