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Interchange – Women and Children First: The Dialectic of Sex

Our topic today is Shulamith Firestone’s radical feminist book The Dialectic of Sex: The Case for Feminist Revolution, published in 1970. But first a brief note on the death of Kate Millett, last Wednesday, September 6th. Listeners of Interchange will know we discussed Millett’s own radical feminist book, Sexual Politics, back in May with Maggie Doherty. Doherty wrote an obituary …

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Interchange – Hillary Clinton: Always the Wrong Kind of Woman?

Regardless of your politics, regardless of her politics, it’s hard to argue that Hillary Clinton hasn’t been on the receiving end of a constant and deep misogyny from across the political spectrum, Left, Right, and Center. And when it comes to the media, it’s a frozen narrative–Hillary Clinton’s negative press is nearly always focused on the ways she is the wrong …

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Interchange – Dissecting Male Supremacy: Kate Millett’s Sexual Politics

We open the show with Bobbi Martin’s “For the Love of Him.” All the music played is from the 1970 Billboard Top 100, extending the discussion from last week’s show on the political power of music. Kate Millett’s 1970 book, Sexual Politics, is a classic text of Second Wave Feminism, finding sexism and subjection inherent in the institutions of marriage …

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Interchange – Unmanning Sex: Meghan Murphy on Radical Feminism

Have feminists always been pro-prostitution? Since when has supporting pornography been considered a pro-sex feminist position? And why has feminism seemingly become a catch-all for any and all gender equality issues? Meghan Murphy, the founder and editor of the online feminist media outlet Feminist Current, leads us through the re-radicalizing of feminism: starting with a tour through the individualized, all-inclusive, …

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