Archive for February, 2014

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This photo from the Fremantle Gazette is of Jen Perry (our co-host for this episode) – with the red hair – and Nadia, the other main organiser of the upcoming Cruelty Free Festival.

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We’re joined by Jen Perry, one of the main organisers of the Cruelty Free Festival WA, for this entire episode. We discuss this festival and how it puts into practice our support for intersectionality – bringing together a wide range of human rights, environmental and animal rights causes. We also discuss the recent protests against shark culling and linking opposition to the shark cull to a broader animal rights philosophy, The Sistah Vegan Project, avoiding gender stereotypes when discussing attitudes towards animals (Jen is no “cow hugger”!), critiques of term ‘cruelty-free’, and why all progressives should go to Berlin and the ICAS Oceania conference. To find out more about the Cruelty Free Festival, you can read an interview with Jen about the festival on Viva la Vegan! and you can also hear Nick discuss the festival on Team Earthling.

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Clips:

Goldfinger ‘Get Up’, Propagandhi ‘Apparently, I’m A “P.C. Fascist” (Because I care about both human and non-human animals)’.

You can listen to a short (9 minute) version of this episode, which features our discussion on the shark cull and animal rights, here: Cullin Barnett’s Shark Slaughter and Animal Rights. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

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The above image is from critical-theory.com

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In this one we discuss our experiences at our local One Billion Rising event – we promoted this global event on our last episode. We bring you some of the talks from this event, including Lesley Kirkwood – Managing Solicitor of The Women’s Law Centre of WA and Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren. We reflect on the intersectional nature of the event, the importance of trigger warnings and a flyer we got at the event – 10 Things Men can do to Prevent Gender Violence. We use this flyer to discuss how to be a good feminist ally (and how to be a good ally of any cause where you are not part of the oppressed group). We start off the episode with our latest ‘Find from the street’ and we also speak out against slut shaming, discuss some feedback on our show, and mention the TV show What Would You Do and the Indymedia radio show that we sometimes co-host, which you can subscribe to on iTunes.

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Clips:

The TutsTut Tut Tut’, Moaning of Life ‘Series 1, Episode 2’, Talks from the One Billion Rising Perth event, Austin PowersSubhumansToo Thin Too Fat’.

The image above is from the One Billion Rising event in India and it is featured on the One Billion Rising website.

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In this one Nick is flying (Han) solo, or at least without Katie. He is joined by Nicole, one of the organisers from the Perth One Billion Rising event, for the entire episode. One Billion Rising is a global event that aims to have ‘one billion women releasing their stories, dancing and speaking at the places where they need justice, where they need an end to violence against women and girls’. You can find your closest One Billion Rising event here.

This episode covers a lack of media attention given to these issues, a discussion on some criticisms of the One Billion Rising movement, this year’s focus on Indigenous and disabled victims of violence, art and social change, slut shaming, rape culture, why the Perth event is open to everyone and has all vegan food, Reclaim the Night, and the movement against female genital mutilation. You can hear our episode that covered last year’s One Billion Rising event here.

Update: we discuss some of our experiences at our local One Billion Rising event and play some talks from it on our 47th episode.

Clips:

Joan JettBad Reputation’, Not rightMy Body’.