Posts Tagged ‘abortion’

The message Katie left at the Leeds Museum – you can see more photos from our UK trip here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/progpodcast/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1654962444519419

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This episode features The Species Barrier on child-free women. The discussion covers: the importance of adopting kids, debating the issue not the person, the Voluntary Human Extinction Movement, anti-natalism and the origin of the “missionary” position.

We also discuss section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act, free speech and privilege.

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Clips:

LogicBegging You’, Cyndi LauperGirls Just Want To Have Fun’, MistroYour Lullaby’.

Clinto speaking at Planned Parenthood

Image from: DemocraticDiva.com

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This episode features politics professor Jason Brownlee on the US election. This is a continuation of our discussion with Jason from episode 146. This time we discuss: will Clinton’s policies move to the left as a result of the popularity of Sanders? Or is she just pandering (or Sandering :p)? Clinton versus Trump on abortion rights; gender bias against Clinton; the importance of alternative ideas from minor parties; third party candidates and dividing the progressive vote; problems with the US electoral system; and anarchism and voting.

We also discuss the fallout from the (likely) Trump loss and this episode of BBC radio, where you can hear Trump supporters make some bizarre claims.

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Clips:

Pokemon go to the polls (remix), Reverend William Barber at DNC 2016, Full Frontal with Samantha BeeMaine’s Personal Trump’, Rap NewsPresidential Rap Debates: HILLARY vs TRUMP + Jill Stein & Gary Johnson’, Full Frontal with Samantha BeeRIGGED!!!’, Leftover CrackThe War at Home’.

You can listen to a short (7 minute) version of this episode, which features our discussion on the election and abortion rights, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

my choice no crime

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On this episode Katie is joined by Jenny Ejlak from Reproductive Choice Australia. They discuss the various state and territory laws, the importance of viewing abortion as a health issue not a criminal one, exclusion zones and some people being sooo “pro life” they advocate killing doctors.

pro life indeed

Other topics covered in their discussion are: Madeline Burrows and Jenny Espino’s talk ‘Abortion Without Apology: The Case for a New Movement‘, Planned Parenthood and #shoutyourabortion.

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Clips:

Web Therapy ‘Series 2 Episode 7’ – ‘If you can believe in fairy tales why can’t I?’, FullFrontalFreedom#WomensRights: A Pro-Choice Parody of Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines”,’ Katie’s interview with Jenny Ejlak from Reproductive Choice Australia, Miley CyrusWe Can’t Stop’.

You can listen to a short (8 minute) version of this episode, which features a shortened version of Katie’s interview with Jenny Ejlak, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

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We’re back and once again we take aim at a nationalistic celebration – this time we set our sights on Anzac Day – a day where Australians celebrate soldiers running into machine gun fire for the sake of Western imperialism. To help us move beyond the simplistic slogans we hear around Anzac Day, Ederm Koc joins us. He is a journalist and journalism lecturer at La Trobe Uni, as well as editor of Upstart Magazine. We encourage people to read his great article on Anzac Day, ‘Anzac Debate Marches Down Wrong Track’. We also discuss conservative politician Steve Irons’ pamphlet on Anzac Day, Ruby Murray’s article ‘The false nationalism of Anzac Day and football’, Indigenous Australians being excluded in discussions about war, militarism and sport, neoliberalism and “corporate wars”, anti-war activism, the documentary The Weather Underground, and 10 Excellent Reasons Not to Join the Military.

We also cover minimalism and sustainability, good news for abortion rights in France, Derren Brown’s psychology, the death of former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Chumbawamba’s CD, as well as comments from Billy Bragg and Australian human rights lawyer Geoffrey Robertson on Thatcher’s death.

Book Recommendations

1984 by George Orwell and An Ordinary Persons Guide to Empire by Arundhati Roy.

Clips

Gallipoli, Propagandhi ‘Bullshit Politicians’, South Park movie, Blackadder ‘Series 4’, Bill Hicks ‘Polls‘, Bill Hicks ‘Gays in the Military’, Nick Pendergrast interviews Erdem Koc on Perth Indymedia on RTR 92.1FM (1st April 2013 episode), Propagandhi ‘Dear Coaches Corner’, CNNNN, Rap News ’Big Brother is WWWatching You’, Austin PowersVegan SmythePreachy Vegan Dogs’, Scrubs ‘Series 5, Episode 16’, Billy Bragg on Margaret Thatcher – on Democracy Now!, Warsaw Pact ‘We Conquer’, Rise Against ‘State of the Union’, Naomi WolfFake Activism’, System of a Down ‘B.Y.O.B.’.

You can listen to this episode or download an MP3 file of it through Archive.org here (53MB).

In this feminist-themed episode we have two interviews with the Feminist Action Network. Amy Blitvich discusses Australian Prime Minister calling out Opposition leader Tony Abbot’s sexism, the Reclaim the Night march in Perth, and transphobia in the feminist movement. Rebecca Doyle tells us about their participation in the Bluestocking week events, foetal homicide laws and the relevance of feminism today. We also speak to Amber Maxwell from Equal Love WA about homophobia from the Australian Christian Lobby, an upcoming rally in Perth for marriage equality and the importance of education in overcoming transphobia and homophobia. Other issues covered throughout the episode are: moves towards transgender equality in Canada, a voicemail from Jeremy from the podcasts Politicized and Critical Transit, pornography, sex work,* a feminist perspective on the Julian Assange case, a flash mob by Reproductive Choice Australia to end the stigma around abortion, veganism and abortion, #GlobalNOISE in Perth, the Cruelty Free Festival in Perth and the awesome website Who Needs Feminism?.

*Update: on 29/12/2013 we recorded the episode Rethinking Porn and Sex Work – A Happy Ending to the Year, where we discuss some convincing critiques of the views we expressed on porn and sex work in this episode.

Book Recommendation:

How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran

Clips:

Queen Latifa ‘U.N.I.T.Y’, Flight of the Conchords ‘Ladies of the World’, Interview with Amy Blitvich on Perth Indymedia on RTR, PropagandhiRefusing to be a Man’, Interview with Amber Maxwell on Perth Indymedia on RTR, Gruen PlanetNails the Australian Christian Lobby’, CNNNN, Voicemail from Jeremy of Politicized and Critical Transit, Peep Show (series 6, episode 3), That Mitchell and Webb Look (series 3, episode 5), The IT Crowd (series 4, episode 1), Interview with Rebecca Doyle on Perth Indymedia on RTR, Bill Hicks ‘Pro Life’, Anti-Flag ‘No Apology’, Funny or Die ‘Republicans, Get in My Vagina!’, Nick Pendergrast speaking at #GlobalNoise (4.00-6.16), Christina Aguilera ‘Can’t Hold Us Down’.