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Women Body and Soul http://womenbodyandsoul.com Women Body and Soul Thu, 13 May 2010 16:33:06 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.0 2006-2009 info@womenbodyandsoul.com (Nathalie Thandiwe) info@womenbodyandsoul.com (Nathalie Thandiwe) posts 1440 Women Body and Soul Nathalie Thandiwe Nathalie Thandiwe info@womenbodyandsoul.com No no http://womenbodyandsoul.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/logo-150x150.gif Women Body and Soul http://womenbodyandsoul.com 144 144 Women in Haiti, After the Earthquake http://womenbodyandsoul.com/2010/04/women-in-haiti-after-the-earthquake/ http://womenbodyandsoul.com/2010/04/women-in-haiti-after-the-earthquake/#comments Thu, 29 Apr 2010 18:47:00 +0000 admin http://womenbodyandsoul.com/?p=161 “The way you saw the earth shake, that’s how our bodies are shaking now,” says a Haitian woman activist, speaking about sexual assault and violence against women and children in Haiti since the earthquake January 12, 2010. We’ll discuss the safety of women and girls, reports that aid is not reaching the people of Haiti, and that the process for rebuilding Haiti politically, economically, socially and physically, has excluded women.

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

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http://womenbodyandsoul.com/2010/04/women-in-haiti-after-the-earthquake/feed/ 0 60:32 "The way you saw the earth shake, thatrsquo;s how our bodies are shaking now,rdquo; says a Haitian woman activist, speaking about sexual assault and violence ... "The way you saw the earth shake, thatrsquo;s how our bodies are shaking now,rdquo; says a Haitian woman activist, speaking about sexual assault and violence against women and children in Haiti since the earthquake January 12, 2010.nbsp;Wersquo;ll discuss the safety of women and girls, reports that aid is not reaching the people of Haiti, and that the process for rebuilding Haiti politically, economically, socially and physically, has excluded women. Guests: Marie St. Cyr, Haitian human rights advocate, Board Member of MADRE andnbsp; Lambi Fund of Haiti. Beverly Bell author of the book Walking on Fire: Haitian Women's Stories of Survival and Resistance and Nicole Phillips,nbsp;staff attorney of Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti Uncategorized Nathalie Thandiwe no No
Child Sex Abuse Prevention & Awareness http://womenbodyandsoul.com/2010/04/child-sex-abuse-prevention-awareness/ http://womenbodyandsoul.com/2010/04/child-sex-abuse-prevention-awareness/#comments Thu, 15 Apr 2010 18:32:45 +0000 admin http://womenbodyandsoul.com/?p=170 We’ll look at child sexual abuse and examine why so many people defend the perpetrators while blaming victims when they’re girls.  We will examine how this double standard impacts African American girls in particular.  We’ll also explore how we can end the language that grooms consenting bystanders and victims, and how we can end child sex abuse.

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.

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http://womenbodyandsoul.com/2010/04/child-sex-abuse-prevention-awareness/feed/ 0 60:32 Wersquo;ll look at child sexual abuse and examine why so many people defend the perpetrators while blaming victims when theyrsquo;re girls.nbsp;nbsp;We will examine how this ... Wersquo;ll look at child sexual abuse and examine why so many people defend the perpetrators while blaming victims when theyrsquo;re girls.nbsp;nbsp;We will examine how this double standard impacts African American girls in particular.nbsp;nbsp;Wersquo;ll also explore how we can end the language that grooms consenting bystanders and victims, and how we can end child sex abuse. Guests: Deborah Donovan Rice, Executive Director,nbsp;www.stopitnow.org Stop It Now!reg; a sexual abuse prevention organization, providing resources for adults to take responsibility for creating safer communities.nbsp;nbsp;Ted Bunch,nbsp;nbsp;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 Womanrsquo;s take on a culture that defends violent criminals and throws their women and girl targets under the bus as collateral damage. Uncategorized Nathalie Thandiwe no No
1. War=Rape & 2. Sexual Violence in the Military: Th 7/2 @ 12 noon, WBAI Pacifica Radio 99.5 FM, NYC http://womenbodyandsoul.com/2009/07/warandrape/ http://womenbodyandsoul.com/2009/07/warandrape/#comments Thu, 02 Jul 2009 05:00:10 +0000 admin http://womenbodyandsoul.com/?p=123 Trailer: Greatest SilenceRAPE as A WEAPON of WAR radio interview with Amnesty International spokesperson Mila Rosenthal, and film maker Lisa F. Jackson, Director: The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo with host Nathalie Thandiwe.

• 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

The Lonely SoldierRAPE 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?

Additional Resources:
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

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Mad at Michael… http://womenbodyandsoul.com/2009/06/michaeljackso/ http://womenbodyandsoul.com/2009/06/michaeljackso/#comments Thu, 25 Jun 2009 06:12:59 +0000 admin http://womenbodyandsoul.com/?p=118 RIP Michael Even when I was MAD at Michael, I knew his craziness was America’s craziness.  The abuse we endure as children, the abuse we perpetuate as survivors, our irrational reactions to the irrational racism, our unlimited talent, our unlimited pathos, our Stockholm Syndrome, the Pecola Breedlove in everyone of us who is assaulted by the oppressors’ beauty myths every millisecond, from the womb.  We know you Michael. Rest.In.Peace.

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1.The Fatherless Daughter & 2. Reinventing Dad: 6/18 @ 12 noon, WBAI Pacifica Radio 99.5 FM, NYC http://womenbodyandsoul.com/2009/06/fatherhood/ http://womenbodyandsoul.com/2009/06/fatherhood/#comments Thu, 18 Jun 2009 12:08:51 +0000 admin http://womenbodyandsoul.com/?p=98 daddys-little-girlThe Fatherless Daughter radio interview with guest Jonetta Rose Barras, Whatever Happened to Daddy’s Little Girl? author, columnist and DC Politics radio host (WPFW, Tuesdays @ 11 am) Jonetta Rose Barras speaks about the Impact of Fatherlessness.
What happens to girls who grow up without their father?
How does it shape their growth, life choices and relationships?
For those who mourn or rage at this loss, where is the healing?


raisekids-bomaniReinventing Dad radio interview with guests Professor Mark Anthony Neal, father and author of New Black Man, along with hip hop musician, educator and father, Bomani Armah (Peek-a-Boo, Read a Book, Grown Ass Man), discuss how men and families can benefit from the reinvention of fatherhood.
How does our concept of masculinity inform fatherhood and how does it confine fathers?
What role is there for fathers who cannot provide materially for their children/ families?
How does feminism fit into fatherhood?

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http://womenbodyandsoul.com/2009/06/fatherhood/feed/ 2 00:01:01 The Fatherless Daughter radio interview with guest Jonetta Rose Barras, Whatever Happened to Daddy's Little Girl? author, columnist and DC Politics radio host (WPFW, Tuesdays ... The Fatherless Daughter radio interview with guest Jonetta Rose Barras, Whatever Happened to Daddy's Little Girl? author, columnist and DC Politics radio host (WPFW, Tuesdays @ 11 am) Jonetta Rose Barras speaks about the Impact of Fatherlessness. bull; What happens to girls who grow up without their father? bull; How does it shape their growth, life choices and relationships? bull; For those who mourn or rage at this loss, where is the healing? Reinventing Dad radio interview with guests Professor Mark Anthony Neal, father and author of New Black Man, along with hip hop musician, educator and father, Bomani Armah (Peek-a-Boo, Read a Book, Grown Ass Man), discuss how men and families can benefit from the reinvention of fatherhood. bull; How does our concept of masculinity inform fatherhood and how does it confine fathers? bull; What role is there for fathers who cannot provide materially for their children/ families? bull; How does feminism fit into fatherhood? Uncategorized Nathalie Thandiwe no No
Becoming Dad with writer Leonard Pitts Jr., & Real Dads Stand Up! with Alicia M. Crowe, attorney http://womenbodyandsoul.com/2009/06/realdads/ http://womenbodyandsoul.com/2009/06/realdads/#comments Thu, 04 Jun 2009 04:43:33 +0000 admin http://womenbodyandsoul.com/?p=78 Book Giveaway Info Below!
Becoming Dad:
Pulitzer prize winning journalist Leonard Pitts Jr., author of Becoming Dad: Black Men and the Journey to Fatherhood, explores black men’s relationships with their fathers and how it impacts their parenting. Using intimate interviews, research and his own experiences, Mr.Pitts considers how men learn to be fathers, the importance of fathers, the reasons men struggle with this role, and culls lessons learned and guidance of value for all fathers.
Mr.Pitts will speaks at the Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest Sat. June 6 at 11 am


Real Dads Stand Up! What Every Single Father Should Know About Child Support, Rights & Custody
Real DadsAs the number of children living without their fathers increases, dads are saying it’s not their fault, it’s…their ex’s fault…

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


Enter Giveaway!
ENTER LISTENER GIVEAWAY for 1 of the following:
•a copy of Becoming Dad by Leonard Pitts Jr.
•a copy of Before I Forget (fiction novel) by Leonard Pitts Jr.
•a copy of Real Dads Stand Up! by Alicia M. Crowe
•an XL Real Dads T-shirt (black w/white lettering)

TO ENTER GIVEAWAY: Leave a comment on the show and an email letting us know which items you are interested in!

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http://womenbodyandsoul.com/2009/06/realdads/feed/ 0 60:32 Book Giveaway Info Below! Becoming Dad: Pulitzer prize winning journalist Leonard Pitts Jr., author of Becoming Dad: Black Men and the Journey to Fatherhood, explores black men's ... Book Giveaway Info Below! Becoming Dad: Pulitzer prize winning journalist Leonard Pitts Jr., author of Becoming Dad: Black Men and the Journey to Fatherhood, explores black men's relationships with their fathers and how it impacts their parenting. Using intimate interviews, research and his own experiences, Mr.Pitts considers how men learn to be fathers, the importance of fathers, the reasons men struggle with this role, and culls lessons learned and guidance of value for all fathers. Mr.Pitts will speaks at the Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest Sat. June 6 at 11 am Real Dads Stand Up! What Every Single Father Should Know About Child Support, Rights Custody As the number of children living without their fathers increases, dads are saying it's not their fault, it's...their ex's fault... 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.rdquo; Check out Ms.Crowe's upcoming appearances ENTER LISTENER GIVEAWAY for 1 of the following: bull;a copy of Becoming Dad by Leonard Pitts Jr. bull;a copy of Before I Forget (fiction novel) by Leonard Pitts Jr. bull;a copy of Real Dads Stand Up! by Alicia M. Crowe bull;an XL Real Dads T-shirt (black w/white lettering) TO ENTER GIVEAWAY: Leave a comment on the show and an email letting us know which items you are interested in! Uncategorized Nathalie Thandiwe no No
Man Talk – 4/23/09 http://womenbodyandsoul.com/2009/04/man-talk-42309/ http://womenbodyandsoul.com/2009/04/man-talk-42309/#comments Thu, 23 Apr 2009 11:45:29 +0000 admin http://womenbodyandsoul.com/?p=21 The Book, Men Speak Out: Views on Gender, Sex and Power (Routledge 2008), with editor Shira Tarrant, PhD and contributing authors Jacob Anderson-Minshall, Byron Hurt, and Jeremy Adam Smith.

To enter the book giveaway for a free copy of Men Speak Out: Views on Gender, Sex and Power email hidden; JavaScript is required">please send us an email.

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.

GuestLinks:
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.

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http://womenbodyandsoul.com/2009/04/man-talk-42309/feed/ 2 60:36 The Book, Men Speak Out: Views on Gender, Sex and Powernbsp;(Routledge 2008), with editor Shira Tarrant, PhD and contributing authors Jacob Anderson-Minshall, Byron Hurt, and ... The Book, Men Speak Out: Views on Gender, Sex and Powernbsp;(Routledge 2008), with editor Shira Tarrant, PhD and contributing authors Jacob Anderson-Minshall, Byron Hurt, and Jeremy Adam Smith. To enter the book giveaway for a free copy of Men Speak Out: Views on Gender, Sex and Powernbsp;please send us an email. Dr. Shira Tarrant is an assistant professor of Womenrsquo;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. GuestLinks: 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.nbsp; 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. [poll id="2"] Uncategorized Nathalie Thandiwe no No
Women’s Self-Defense & Men’s Violence Prevention http://womenbodyandsoul.com/2009/04/womens-self-defense-mens-violence-prevention/ http://womenbodyandsoul.com/2009/04/womens-self-defense-mens-violence-prevention/#comments Thu, 09 Apr 2009 18:15:25 +0000 admin http://womenbodyandsoul.com/?p=139 Globally, at least one in three women and girls is beaten or sexually abused in her lifetime; according to statistics, their perpetrators are most likely men.  Women are increasingly turning to self defense in response to the risk of being assaulted.  Men can also be part of the solution through violence prevention.

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.

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Super Nanny or Wage Slave? – 3/26/09 http://womenbodyandsoul.com/2009/03/super-nanny-or-wage-slave-32609/ http://womenbodyandsoul.com/2009/03/super-nanny-or-wage-slave-32609/#comments Thu, 26 Mar 2009 12:18:13 +0000 admin http://womenbodyandsoul.com/?p=38 Guest Joycelyn Campbell of Domestic Workers United (DWU). DWU consists of Caribbean, Latina and African nannies, housekeepers, and elderly caregivers in NY, organizing for fair labor standards. Women in largely unregulated domestic labor ranging from paid household workers to those experiencing slavery with no pay and violence, are among the most vulnerable segment of our economy.

Commentary
“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.

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http://womenbodyandsoul.com/2009/03/super-nanny-or-wage-slave-32609/feed/ 0 56:24 Guest Joycelyn Campbell of Domestic Workers United (DWU). DWU consists of Caribbean, Latina and African nannies, housekeepers, and elderly caregivers in NY, organizing for fair ... Guest Joycelyn Campbell of Domestic Workers United (DWU). DWU consists of Caribbean, Latina and African nannies, housekeepers, and elderly caregivers in NY, organizing for fair labor standards. Women in largely unregulated domestic labor ranging from paid household workers to those experiencing slavery with no pay and violence, are among the most vulnerable segment of our economy. Commentary "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 #124; 2/2006]; Barbara Ehrenreich and Arlie Russell Hochschild, Global Woman, (Granta Books, London, 2003), p.15 - 31. Uncategorized Nathalie Thandiwe no No
BAIL YOURSELF OUT! http://womenbodyandsoul.com/2008/10/bail-yourself-out/ http://womenbodyandsoul.com/2008/10/bail-yourself-out/#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2008 18:36:46 +0000 admin http://womenbodyandsoul.com/?p=151 The financial crisis of the “GREAT RECESSION”  is especially threatening for women, who bear the brunt of poverty worldwide and in times of widespread economic hardship fare even worse than usual. With lower incomes and savings than men, women are most vulnerable to homelessness and unemployment.  Families headed by single women, particularly if they are black or Latino, are the poorest.  14 million U.S. women live in poverty — one in 8.

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.

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http://womenbodyandsoul.com/2008/10/bail-yourself-out/feed/ 0 56:44 The financial crisis of the "GREAT RECESSION"nbsp; is especially threatening for women, who bear the brunt of poverty worldwide and in times of widespread economic ... The financial crisis of the "GREAT RECESSION"nbsp; is especially threatening for women, who bear the brunt of poverty worldwide and in times of widespread economic hardship fare even worse than usual. With lower incomes and savings than men, women are most vulnerable to homelessness and unemployment.nbsp; Families headed by single women, particularly if they are black or Latino, are the poorest.nbsp; 14 million U.S. women live in poverty -- one in 8. 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. Uncategorized Nathalie Thandiwe no No
I Hate that Bitch! (Why Can’t We Just All Get Along?..) – 8/14/08 http://womenbodyandsoul.com/2008/08/i-hate-that-bitch-why-cant-we-just-all-get-along-81408/ http://womenbodyandsoul.com/2008/08/i-hate-that-bitch-why-cant-we-just-all-get-along-81408/#comments Thu, 14 Aug 2008 12:09:32 +0000 admin http://womenbodyandsoul.com/?p=4 The book, Tripping the Prom Queen: The Truth About Women & Rivalry
with author Susan Shapiro Barash.

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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http://womenbodyandsoul.com/2008/08/i-hate-that-bitch-why-cant-we-just-all-get-along-81408/feed/ 0 00:01:01 The book, Tripping the Prom Queen: The Truth About Women Rivalry with author Susan Shapiro Barash. Guest Susan Shapiro Barash is an established writer of ... The book, Tripping the Prom Queen: The Truth About Women Rivalry with author Susan Shapiro Barash. Guest Susan Shapiro Barash is an established writer of books on womenrsquo;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." Uncategorized Nathalie Thandiwe no No
Girls Gone Wild? 7/3/08 http://womenbodyandsoul.com/2008/07/girls-gone-wild-7308/ http://womenbodyandsoul.com/2008/07/girls-gone-wild-7308/#comments Thu, 03 Jul 2008 11:57:32 +0000 admin http://womenbodyandsoul.com/?p=19 Guest Dr. Caroline Heldman, PH.D. discusses female double consciousness and the rise of self-objectification among women in US. Culture. She is an Assistant Professor at Occidental College, Los Angeles and co-founder of Critical Response, a disaster response volunteer organization. Dr. Heldman is author of the Ms. Magazine article on self-objectification, “Out of Body Image,” Spring 2008.

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http://womenbodyandsoul.com/2008/07/girls-gone-wild-7308/feed/ 0 60:07 Guest Dr. Caroline Heldman, PH.D. discusses female double consciousness and the rise of self-objectification among women in US. Culture. She is an Assistant Professor at ... Guest Dr. Caroline Heldman, PH.D. discusses female double consciousness and the rise of self-objectification among women in US. Culture. She is an Assistant Professor at Occidental College, Los Angeles and co-founder of Critical Response, a disaster response volunteer organization. Dr. Heldman is author of the Ms. Magazine article on self-objectification, ldquo;Out of Body Image," Spring 2008. [poll id="3"] Uncategorized Nathalie Thandiwe no No
Naked: Black Women Bare All About Their Skin, Hair, Lips & Other Parts, by Akiba Solomon & Ayana Byrd http://womenbodyandsoul.com/2008/04/naked-black-women-bare-all-about-their-skin-hair-lips-other-parts-by-akiba-solomon-ayana-byrd/ http://womenbodyandsoul.com/2008/04/naked-black-women-bare-all-about-their-skin-hair-lips-other-parts-by-akiba-solomon-ayana-byrd/#comments Fri, 04 Apr 2008 02:29:33 +0000 admin http://womenbodyandsoul.com/?p=149 Naked is a collection of original essays and memoirs about Black women and body image. “..the most common way to talk about the female body in America is to discuss how it should be fixed and how much it appeals to men…From reality shows peddling makeovers, to front-porch conversations about where to get the tightest weave, the message is obvious: what we’re born with is not going to get us very far”  Throughout the book we see how for black women this is compounded with racially specific messages that say if you are born black with black features and black hair, what you’re born with is going to get you even less.

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.

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http://womenbodyandsoul.com/2008/04/naked-black-women-bare-all-about-their-skin-hair-lips-other-parts-by-akiba-solomon-ayana-byrd/feed/ 0 60:48 Naked is a collection of original essays and memoirs about Black women and body image. ldquo;..the most common way to talk about the female body ... Naked is a collection of original essays and memoirs about Black women and body image. ldquo;..the most common way to talk about the female body in America is to discuss how it should be fixed and how much it appeals to menhellip;From reality shows peddling makeovers, to front-porch conversations about where to get the tightest weave, the message is obvious: what wersquo;re born with is not going to get us very farrdquo;nbsp; Throughout the book we see how for black women this is compounded with racially specific messages that say if you are born black with black features and black hair, what yoursquo;re born with is going to get you even less. Guests: Akiba Solomon has written for publications including Glamour, Redbook, Jane and Vibe.nbsp; Ayana Byrd is author of the award-winning "Hair Story: Untangling the Roots of Black Hair in America."nbsp; She has written for Essence, Latina, Rolling Stone, Vibe and Glamour magazines. Uncategorized Nathalie Thandiwe no No
Birth Without Fear http://womenbodyandsoul.com/2006/11/birth-without-fear/ http://womenbodyandsoul.com/2006/11/birth-without-fear/#comments Fri, 01 Dec 2006 02:44:43 +0000 admin http://womenbodyandsoul.com/?p=158 Medical intervention in birth and fear of birth have become routine in U.S. culture.  The cesarean rate has risen steadily for over a decade, with a 32% cesarean rate by 2008, according to the Centers for Disease Control. This episode explores overcoming fear of childbirth and cultivating positive consciousness about labor and birth.
Guest: Risa Lynn Klein is a CNM who provides holistic Midwifery Care and Education in New York and New Jersey.  She is trained as a Bradley Method Natural Childbirth Educator, and breast-feeding consultant and received her MS in Nurse Midwifery from the Columbia University school of Nursing.

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http://womenbodyandsoul.com/2006/11/birth-without-fear/feed/ 0 54:37 Medical intervention in birth and fear of birth have become routine in U.S. culture.nbsp; The cesarean rate has risen steadily for over a decade, with ... Medical intervention in birth and fear of birth have become routine in U.S. culture.nbsp; The cesarean rate has risen steadily for over a decade, with a 32% cesarean rate by 2008, according to the Centers for Disease Control. This episode explores overcoming fear of childbirth and cultivating positive consciousness about labor and birth. Guest: Risa Lynn Klein is a CNM who provides holistic Midwifery Care and Education in New York and New Jersey.nbsp; She is trained as a Bradley Method Natural Childbirth Educator, and breast-feeding consultant and received her MS in Nurse Midwifery from the Columbia University school of Nursing. Uncategorized Nathalie Thandiwe no No
Marriage is for White People? – 8/31/06 http://womenbodyandsoul.com/2006/08/marriage-is-for-white-people/ http://womenbodyandsoul.com/2006/08/marriage-is-for-white-people/#comments Fri, 01 Sep 2006 02:09:03 +0000 admin http://womenbodyandsoul.com/?p=5 Guest Joy Jones discusses the decline of Marriage rates, how it  disproportionately effects African Americans and their views of marriage.  Ms. Jones is a journalist, playwright, author and teacher.  Her article, “Marriage is for White People” appeared in the Washington Post Sunday, March 26, 2006; Page B01.

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