*Both this slogan and the above image are from the One Billion Rising website.
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This episode covers the One Billion Rising event, which encourages people to: ‘STRIKE, DANCE, RISE in your community & Demand an end to violence’. To help us discuss this, we are joined by feminist activist Elena Trethowan, who is helping to organise One Billion Rising events. For an event near you, see here and for those in Australia, you can also view the One Billion Rising Australia Facebook page. Before we get onto this event, we discuss some other feminist-related issues, including a feminist-themed ‘What you HAVEN’T learnt from the media this week’, how men also suffer from gender roles, “nice” guys, comedian Jamie Kilstein’s opposition to rape culture in stand-up comedy (see from 1.44.10 onwards of this video) and the tables turning on “slut shamers”.
Other topics beyond feminism that we cover are: Ruth DeSouza’s account of her first Invasion Day, Australian opposition leader Tony Abbott “cashing in” on natural disasters, Chief Theresa Spence from the Idle No More movement ends her hunger strike, John Pilger’s videos, the website Our Vegan Pregnancy, Avenue magazine, and being concerned about ALL forms of oppression rather than being “single-issue”.
Pink ‘Stupid Girls’, DJ Mydnyt ‘Corporate Network (pull the strings)’, That Mitchell and Webb Look (series 3, episode 5 & series 3, episode 2), Rafael Casal ‘Barbie & Ken 101’, The IT Crowd (series 1, episode 3), Austin Powers, Flight of the Conchords ‘Too Many Dicks (on the Dance Floor)’, Interview with Elena Trethowan on Perth Indymedia on RTR 92.1FM – with Katie, Anti-Flag ‘Feminism is for Everyone (with a beating heart and functioning brain)’ – lyrics here.