Womens issues

Do Muslim Women Need "Saving"?

program date: 
Sun, 03/09/2008

 Today's Well-Read Red Frann Michel reviews the idea that "the war on terrorism" is a way to "save" women of the  Middle East.  You can read this review and find links to more information here.  

7:35 minutes (3.48 MB)

Do Muslim Women Need Saving?

When the United States and its allies invaded Afghanistan, one of the prominent justifications was liberating the people George W Bush called “women of cover” from the Taliban.  Laura Bush told us in 2002  that “the fight against terrorism is also a fight for the rights and dignity of women."  Similarly, in March 2003, shortly after the United States and its allies invaded Iraq, women's rights and gender equity  were mentioned as symbolic issues for Iraq's new national agenda.

"Girls Rock!"

program date: 
Sun, 03/02/2008

 Movie Moles Frann Michel and Denise Morris give an enthusiastic, entertaining, and informative account of the documentary "Girls  Rock," playing at  Cinema 21 starting Friday, March  7.   For more on Rock 'n Roll  camps for girls, click here, and for  Portland  locations, click here.


14:03 minutes (6.44 MB)

Girls Rock!


 Girls Rock!  the movie about Portland’s Rock and Roll Camp for Girls  which has inspired other girls rock camps opens March 7 at Cinema 21.

Be there!


Reviewed on the Old Mole Variety Hour 3-3-08.

International Women's Day Celebration on KBOO



Join us for International Women's Day!

Special programming begins 7am March 7


This year, KBOO celebrates International Women's Day with 44 hours of special programming produced by women; beginning at 7 AM, Friday, March 7th, with the KBOO Morning News, concluding with a very special Nekropolis, hosted by Rabia Yeaman.

Here is a tentative schedule (subject to change):

Friday, March 7

7:00 AM - - KBOO Morning News

7:30 AM - Positively Revolting host Melodie Silverwolf hosts a discussion of reproductive rights.

Movie Moles: "Mad Money"

program date: 
Sun, 02/03/2008

 Movie Mole Denise Morris and special guest Sahrah Sayyam review the female heist/caper  movie "Mad Money."  

8:55 minutes (4.09 MB)

Movie Review: Persepolis

program date: 
Sun, 01/27/2008

 Our Movie Moles Frann Michel and Denise Morris comment on Persepolis, the animated film based on the graphic novel of the same name by Marjane Satrapi.  The film (and the book) is the autobiographical story of a young girl growing up in revolutionary Iran.  You can learn more about the film here, and listen to the author being interviewed on Kboo here.  There's also more about the film from Amin Farzanefar at this site.

14:21 minutes (6.57 MB)

African Film Festival

program date: 
Sun, 01/27/2008

 The African Film Festival is going on all this month.  Jan Haaken and PC Peri of the Flying Focus Video Collective discuss the films that will be shown and their importance in bringing greater awareness of African diversity to Portland.  You can learn all about the films and how to see them by clicking here.  

7:50 minutes (3.59 MB)

Asian Pacific American women speak of feminism and racism

APA Compass
program date: 
Thu, 01/31/2008

This month the topic is APA women and activism. Hear an interview with author, lifelong anti-racist activist and feminist Grace Lee Boggs and a live discussion with representatives from the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum and Korean American author Hellie Lee. And another installment of the Angry APA Minute.

53:08 minutes (48.65 MB)
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