Posts Tagged ‘One Billion Rising’

*This title is in reaction to the horrible bumper sticker from the Young Liberals pictured above. The picture is from Aussies Against the Abbott Government.

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‘What’s Grinding Our Gears This Week’ is the cuts to Centrelink from the conservative Abbott government currently in power in Australia. We talk about our own experiences with Centrelink, the Liberal party getting policy advice on welfare from super-rich mining magnate Gina Rinehart, Tony Abbott wanting to ban the dole for people under 30 and we defend welfare against criticisms from some anarchists, drawing on anarchist Noam Chomsky. We also discuss some important critiques of the One Billion Rising movement, the global feminist movement that we covered on episodes 46 and 47.

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Clips:

Dead PrezHell Yeah (Pimp the System)’, Family GuyAustin PowersPeep Show ‘Series 2, Episode 4’, The UnseenSocial Security’.

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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’.

*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”.

Alternative Media:

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Clips:

PinkStupid Girls’, DJ Mydnyt ‘Corporate Network (pull the strings)’, That Mitchell and Webb Look (series 3, episode 5 & series 3, episode 2), Rafael CasalBarbie & Ken 101’, The IT Crowd (series 1, episode 3), Austin PowersFlight of the Conchords ‘Too Many Dicks (on the Dance Floor)’, Interview with Elena Trethowan on Perth Indymedia on RTR 92.1FM – with Katie, Anti-FlagFeminism is for Everyone (with a beating heart and functioning brain)’ – lyrics here.

Image from The Sociological Cinema.

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In this episode we talk about the recent widespread coverage of victim blaming and rape culture in India and link this back to similar problems in the West. To help us discuss this, we are joined by feminist activist Anita Creasey, who is a member of the Feminist Action Network (though is not speaking on behalf of this organisation in this interview). We also discuss the article ‘Delhi Gang-Rape: Look Westward in Disgust’ by Emma O’Toole, as well as an ignored sexual assault in the U.S. that Anonymous has taken action on, sexual assault in reaction to the Idle No More movement, how racism is bad for the health of people of colour, The One Billion Rising march, tips to prevent sexual assault (focussed on the perpetrators rather than the victims), and rape culture in the West – including in horrible comedy clubs and music. There’s also plenty of rants from Katie about her experiences with sexism.

Clips:

FugaziSuggestion’ – featuring Amy Pickering from Fire Party, Interview with Anita Creasey on Perth Indymedia on RTR 92.1FM – with Katie, Bill Hicks ‘Politics in America’, Catherine Deveny – from the 2010 Global Atheist Convention, Flight of the ConchordsSeason 2, Episode 1’, The Chaser’s War on Everything, Flight of the Conchords ‘Season 1, Episode 7’, Peep Show (Series 5, episode 6), Lupe FiascoBitch Bad’.