Siren Nation is a celebration of women in the arts. Out Loud focuses on the queer talent as part of the Siren Nation festival. Tonight we hear live music from The I's, and Carla interviews Natlalia Kay, Executive Director of Siren Nation. Natalia shares some queer film suggestions showing as part of the S.N.
Deena Guzder has reported for Time Magazine, Mother Jones, United Press International, and other publications on human rights issues across the world. She is the author of a forthcoming book, currently scheduled for release by Chicago Review Press in 2010. Please visit: www.deenaguzder.com
In this show Gabriele Ross interviews Deena Guzder on Sexual Exploitation and Human Trafficking, particularly in Thailand
Did you ever hear stories about Little Jo Monaghan, the short cowboy of the Old West who turned out to have a female body? Or Rose of the Wild Bunch, the one-time prostitute turned outlaw who dressed in male garb? Or maybe you know the story of Christine Jorgenson the GI turned bombshell, and you're wondering who the first American trans man was. Would you be surprised to know he was raised in Oregon?
Film director Roman Polanski was recently arrested in Switzerland for possible extradition to the US to face charges for raping a 13 year old girl some 30 years ago. Many in the film industry have risen to defend him. In this commentary, Frann Michel demonstrates how these defenses reveal the male supremacy that lies at the heart of bourgeois ideology. Here are links to her sources: