This encore presentation is a tour of the feminist movement through some of its music. A real treat--informative, struggle-inspiring and toe-tapping!
It begins with the Civil Rights Movement that so inspired the beginnings of the Women's Liberation Movement; Rutha Harris & Freedom Singers with "We Shall Not Be Moved"; proceeds through early 60's "proto-feminist" pop culture hits such as Leslie Gore's "You Don't Own Me" and Aretha Franklin's "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man"; early Radical Feminism with The New Haven Women's Liberation Rock Band's"Abortion Song"; Sandy Rapp's "Remember Rose"--a raging folk ballad about Rosie Jimenez, the first woman to die of an illegal abortion because of the Hyde Ammendment; Dore Previn's "Did Jesus have a Baby Sister?"--a hilarious sendup of patriarchal religion; Queen Latifah's "U.N.I.T.Y"--a no-holds-barred rap song on street harassment and violence against women; Rebel Girls' "Daycare"--a calypso about working class motherhood; Jolie Richman's "Suffer to be Beautiful"--a rock'n'roll parody on looks-ism; Le Tigre's grrrrrl!punk feminist classic "FYR" (Fifty Years of Ridicule); the late great Nina Simone singing Kurt Weill's "Pirate Jenny" and Sweet Honey in the Rock's "Soundbite from Beijing" (The Women are Rising). Show hosted by Fran Luck & Maretta Short.
Joy of Resistance: Multicultural Feminist Radio @ WBAI covers "the ongoing and world-wide struggle for the liberation of women, as it continues to unfold dynamically in every country, society and culture on the planet." We are now heard on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, 11:00-11:55 am. You can phone us at (212) 209-2987 and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our programs can be streamed live by going to www.wbai.org and can be heard on the WBAI archives for 90 days.
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