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Feminist news programming that seeks to provide the unique and under-represented voices of girls and women with a national and international venue to break the sound barrier.

    WLRN's Edition 59: Sex & Sexuality

    WLRN's Edition 59: Sex & Sexuality

    In this 59th edition of WLRN's monthly handcrafted podcast, hear Emiliann Lorenzen deliver the world news before enjoying the song "Girls" by Girl in Red.

    Stay tuned next for Mer Safina's interview with lesbian feminist scholar and activist, Sheila Jeffreys. Jeffreys talks about the social construction of our sexuality and what that means for women under patriarchy.

    Finally, don't miss Sekhmet SheOwl's powerful commentary on the topic, encouraging women to closely examine the ways in which our sexuality is used to reinforce male power.

    Thanks for tuning in to WLRN, community-powered radio collectively created for our sisters worldwide.

    • 54 min
    Edition 58: A Feminist Analysis of Dance

    Edition 58: A Feminist Analysis of Dance

    In this edition of WLRN's monthly handcrafted podcast hear the world news delivered by Emiliann Lorenzen after WLRN's newest member, Mer Safina, begins the show with the greeting.

    After the world news, enjoy music by the Go Gos and Sia before listening to interview clips of discussions of dance and our experiences of it from Thistle Pettersen and Agnes Wade. Thanks to Mer Safina, our newest member, for stepping up to interviewing Thistle, our longest time WLRN member. And thanks to Agnes Wade for speaking so truthfully about her experiences in the sex industry.

    To view both of those interviews in their entirety, stay tuned to the WLRN Youtube channel. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP213EJAmGphc7BBJuyi1lA

    After the interview segments, make sure to keep listening to the end of the show for Sekhmet SheOwl's commentary about the role dance can play in our lives as a tool for healing within ourselves and bonding with each other in our sisterhood.

    Thank you for tuning in to WLRN's monthly podcast. Please listen, like, and share widely as our grassroots labor of love only reaches women by social media and word-of-mouth. Until next time, stay strong in the struggle!

    • 53 min
    Radical Feminism 2020: A Year in Review

    Radical Feminism 2020: A Year in Review

    To start off 2021 with a bang, we decided to ask joey brite, producer of Can I Get a Witness? to give us her rundown on the top ten feminist stories of 2020.

    To see the full interview Thistle did with joey, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLj9sOvfhCA

    In this edition of our monthly podcast, hear WLRN's world news segment delivered by Emiliann Lorenzen before enjoying Enya's song "Only Time" before getting the rundown from joey.

    Stay tuned 'til the very end to hear Sekhmet SheOwl's take on the top feminist stories of 2020 and what she looks forward to in 2021.

    Happy New Year to all of our WLRN listeners and followers! Thanks for tuning in to volunteer powered feminist community radio and for your continued support. You can write to us at wlrnewscontact@gmail.com.

    • 56 min
    WLRN Interviews Stella Perrett about her New Book

    WLRN Interviews Stella Perrett about her New Book

    On December 15th, 2020, Thistle sat down with Political Cartoonist from the UK, Stella Perrett, to talk about her new book called "2020 -- The Year We All Were Cancelled!"

    The book is a collection of Stella's best political cartoons from the year and synopses of cases of people or ideas that were "cancelled" due to expressing views that are not mainstream.

    To buy Ms. Perrett's book, please click on this link: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/2020...

    In this interview, you'll hear Stella talk about her personal story of being let go by the Morning Star communist newspaper after she published a cartoon that expressed concern about transgender ideology.

    You will also hear Stella and Thistle tease out the differences between free speech and hate speech and conclude that much of the censoring of women's voices has to do with misogyny, and not just with the suppression of free speech.

    There are many moments during the interview that Stella expresses her undying support for true free speech and the value of political cartooning, an art form that is threatened by the heightened "wokeness" of the press we are seeing as the rise of transgenderism continues.

    To see Stella's new cartoons on a weekly basis, please follow this link: http://www.uncancelled.co.uk/

    Stella's website is here: http://www.spanglefish.com/stellaillu...

    WLRN is proud to support "cancelled" artists as we go into 2021. If you like what you're hearing and would like to become a listener sponsor, please click on the donate button on our wordpress site. https://wlrnmedia.wordpress.com/

    • 54 min
    WLRN speaks with Silvia Carrasco about Confluencia Movimiento Feminista

    WLRN speaks with Silvia Carrasco about Confluencia Movimiento Feminista

    Last week, I spoke via Skype with Silvia Carrasco, professor of Social Anthropology at Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona.

    Professor Carrasco is currently working on early school leaving and social integration of migrant and refugee children to Europe and on the penetration of neoliberal ideology in education and its impact on coeducation.

    As a feminist activist, she is co-founder of Feministes de Catalunya, a radical feminist organization that is part of the Spanish Confluencia Movimiento Feminista. http://movimientofeminista.org/

    In this interview, I spoke with Silvia about her feminist activist work with the newly formed umbrella organization of almost 60 feminist groups uniting under the heading of "Confluencia" or "Coming Together."

    My hope is that American listeners will gain in understanding the possibility and political power of uniting behind key feminist principles for the common good.

    We are stronger together as a political force for change. Thank you to the Spanish women who are modeling for the world a way to bring all of us together to fight patriarchy and win.

    To hear women in Confluencia talk about their movement at their launch on November 10th, click on this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeG2lOzgiKo and then go to configuración (settings)-go to traducción (translation)-choose language, to have English subtitles provided.

    • 24 min
    Linda Conroy speaks with WLRN about Women & Animals

    Linda Conroy speaks with WLRN about Women & Animals

    Last month, I took a tour of Moonwise Herbs and then sat down to talk with Linda Conroy on her land in southern Wisconsin where she teaches classes and holds women's herbal apprenticeship programs.

    The focus of our discussion was on the many animals Linda co-habits with on the land and maintains relationships with throughout the seasons.

    Our conversation culminates with Linda describing a recent ceremony she and other women took part in to bring death to some drakes (male ducks) for the many reasons Linda talks about in the interview.

    Hear this eloquent wise woman speak about the interconnection of all beings in the webs of life we live and create, and how women in particular, benefit and give benefit when it comes to our relationships with animals. ~ Thistle

    • 25 min

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