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May 28: Savage and Schultz and Sluts, Oh My!
May 28th, 2011 by Sam

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Michael Savage STILL banned in Britain?

Michael Savage is known for incendiary talk radio.  He targets liberals generally and other people who are gay, immigrants, poor, or are otherwise unfit in his view.  Britain has banned him from entering the country.  Is this a freedom of speech issue.

Ed Schultz taking a little vacation?  Has the word “slut” reared its ugly head once again?

Ed Schultz, known for his outspoken talk radio (as distinguished from incendiary), recently referred to Laura Ingraham as a whore.  He was suspended from his TV show on MSNBC for a week.  Is this a freedom of speech issue?

Is it ok for women to use the word (i.e. the Slutwalk) and men to be prevented from doing so?  Is this a generational thing?

And what about other words, like the N-word.  Why is the N-word banned from most of society and the word slut isn’t?

Join me and my producer Aaron Donchin, as we discuss some of this week’s latest talk radio silliness, only on AM 1510, The Revolution Boston andwww.samanthaclemens.com.

May 7: Burkas, Bullies, and Babies – A Women’s Place
May 7th, 2011 by Sam

Happy Mother’s Day!

Guests:

  • Hadear Kandilwriter, journalist and American-born, Egyptian-educated Egyptian American (whew!)
  • Robin Oliveira, author, My Name Mary Sutter

Can a feminist wear the Niqab and/or a Burka? Should we judge a woman who was raped by the skimpiness of her clothing? Should the government control what happens inside a woman’s body? How far have women come in America and how do they compare with women in other countries? Should we judge societies by how they treat women? Poor women?  Is the separation of women and men in Islamic countries gender apartheid, or analogous to the Elks Club and ladies auxiliary??

Hadear will join us to talk about Muslim feminists, our perceptions of Muslim women, their perceptions of us, what progress women are making in Islamic countries.  We’ll have a look at how status of women varies around the world.

Robin will join us to talk about her novel, My Name is Mary Sutter, the story of one woman who starts out as a midwife and yearns to become a surgeon. Since this was an unlikely occupation for a woman in the mid-1800′s, she was rejected time and again from medical school and eventually answers the call of reformer Dorothea Dix to become a nurse just as the Civil War is beginning.   She was at first even turned down for that because of the strict social regulations of the time for women and men.

How much progress have women made since the Civil War?  How many women around the world live today like Mary Sutter?  And, is American society backsliding with the recent legislation proposed by the Republican dominated House of Representatives?

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