feminist http://wamc.org en Feminist Icon Gloria Steinem Continues Activism At MCLA http://wamc.org/post/feminist-icon-gloria-steinem-continues-activism-mcla <p>Feminist icon <a href="http://www.gloriasteinem.com/" target="_blank">Gloria Steinem</a> spoke at <a href="https://www.mcla.edu/" target="_blank">Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts</a> in North Adams, Massachusetts Tuesday night.</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 23:26:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 85187 at http://wamc.org Feminist Icon Gloria Steinem Continues Activism At MCLA "Fear Of Flying" By Erica Jong http://wamc.org/post/fear-flying-erica-jong <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Before Hannah from </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Girls</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and Anastasia Steele from </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">50 Shades of Grey</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and Carrie Bradshaw from</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;"> Sex and the City</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, there was </span>Isadora<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Wing -the uninhibited outspoken protagonist of </span><a href="http://ericajong.com" style="line-height: 1.5;">Erica </a><a href="http://ericajong.com" style="line-height: 1.5;">Jong</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">’s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> revolutionary novel </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Fear of Flying</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>It caused a national sensation fueling fantasies, igniting debates about women and sex, introducing a notorious phrase into the English language. Now 40 years later <em>Fear of Flying</em> has inspired and shocked millions of readers.</p><p>In honor of its 40 year anniversary the book is being re-released in two beautiful editions, one hard cover and the other a classic paperback.</p><p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 78205 at http://wamc.org "Fear Of Flying" By Erica Jong "Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent" at The Tang http://wamc.org/post/someday-now-art-corita-kent-tang <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://tang.skidmore.edu/index.php/posts/view/419/">Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent</a></em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is the first full-scale survey of more than thirty years of work by artist and designer </span>Corita<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Kent. A teacher at Immaculate Heart College in Los Angeles and a civil rights, feminist, and anti-war activist, </span>Corita<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, as she is commonly referred to, was one of the most popular American graphic artists of the </span>1960s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and </span>’70s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>While several exhibitions have focused on Corita’s 1960s serigraphs, <em>Someday is Now</em> is the first major museum show to survey her entire career, including early abstractions and text pieces as well as the more lyrical works made in the 1970s and 1980s. The exhibition includes over 200 serigraph prints, as well as rarely exhibited photographs Corita used for teaching and documentary purposes.</p><p>Ian Berry, Dayton Director of the <a href="http://www.tang.skidmore.edu/">Tang Museum</a>, joins us in Studio A.</p><p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 68678 at http://wamc.org "Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent" at The Tang "The Last Men on Top" by Susan Jacoby http://wamc.org/post/last-men-top-susan-jacoby <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Susan Jacoby, feminist—and the bestselling author of <em>The Age of American Unreason</em>, looks back at the last pre-feminist generation of men who supposedly had it all and asks: what exactly did they have?</p><p>She does so in her new book, <em>Last Men on Top</em>.</p><p> Thu, 16 May 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 64833 at http://wamc.org "The Last Men on Top" by Susan Jacoby LadyFest Upstate http://wamc.org/post/ladyfest-upstate <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.ladyfestupstate.com" style="line-height: 1.5;">Ladyfest<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Upstate</span></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is a 3 day community based, not-for-profit global music and arts festival that presents the work of women and trans-gender nonconforming artists. The festival will take place in Albany at </span><a href="http://www.grandarts.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Grand Street Community Arts</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and </span><a href="http://www.thelinda.org" style="line-height: 1.5;">The Linda</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> from May 3-5.</span></p><p>We are joined by Sean Desiree, the lead organizer of LadyFest Upstate, and feminist hip-hop artist, <a href="http://www.myspace.com/cihuatl1">Cihuatl Ce</a>.</p><p> Thu, 02 May 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 63689 at http://wamc.org LadyFest Upstate Book Picks - The Golden Notebook http://wamc.org/post/book-picks-golden-notebook-10 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>This week's Book Picks are from&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jacqueline Kellachan at <a href="http://www.goldennotebook.com/">T</a></span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.goldennotebook.com/">he Golden Notebook</a> in Wo</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">odstock, NY.</span></p><p><em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">List after the break.</span></em></p><p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 59924 at http://wamc.org Book Picks - The Golden Notebook Danica Patrick wins pole for NASCAR's Daytona 500 http://wamc.org/post/danica-patrick-wins-pole-nascars-daytona-500 <p>DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Danica Patrick has won the Daytona 500 pole, becoming the first woman to secure the top spot for any Sprint Cup race.&nbsp;</p><p>It was the biggest achievement of her four-year NASCAR career.<br><br>Patrick went out eighth in the qualifying session Sunday and covered the 2½-mile superspeedway in 45.817 seconds, averaging 196.434 mph.</p> Sun, 17 Feb 2013 22:44:08 +0000 Associated Press 58012 at http://wamc.org Danica Patrick wins pole for NASCAR's Daytona 500 Gloria Steinem at Vassar College http://wamc.org/post/gloria-steinem-vassar-college <p>Gloria Steinem co-founded Ms. Magazine in 1972. She was one of its editors for 15 years and continues to serve as a consulting editor for Ms., and played an integral part in the magazine’s move to be published by the Feminist Majority Foundation. In 1968 she helped found New York magazine, where she was a political columnist and wrote feature articles.<br> Mon, 17 Sep 2012 14:35:00 +0000 Ian Pickus 48032 at http://wamc.org Gloria Steinem at Vassar College