THE FIRST SEX
Listen on KPFT 90.1 FM Houston, Texas
Human rights, social justice, and personal effectiveness issues from a feminist perspective
featuring interviews, news, speeches, profiles, herstory, and a women's community calendar.
Honoring Women and Their Struggles While Creating Sisterhood
~ TELL THEM YOU WANT MORE FEMINISTS ON THE AIR. ~ DEMAND EQUAL TIME FOR WOMEN!
Show Cancelled by the Station
Feminist programming: Feminist programming is inherently political and advocacy oriented, while critiquing patriarchal values and perspectives. However, women's programming is not necessarily any of those things. It should be obvious why a sexist male programming director, Otis Maclay, would choose to have a "women's" program over a FEMINIST program that seeks to educate and empower women.
Reinstatement of "The First Sex" is endorsed by:
Houston Area NOW, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom-Houston,
The Women's Group, and City Councilwoman Ada Edwards-District D
SOME EXCITING FACTS ABOUT OUR AMAZON SHOW:
First feminist show to air in over 10 years in Houston
First feminist show by a feminist organization
First show to discuss matriarchal spirituality, paganism, and goddess movement
First show to discuss mothering issues (not about children)
First show to discuss vegetarianism and health food
First show to discuss health/medical issues
First show to discuss animal rights
First aired WINGS (Women's International News Gathering Service)
Station management refused to do so for over a year.
First show produced and aired by a member organization of the
Houston Peace and Justice Center
Click here for MORE interesting and exciting facts!
WINNER OF THE FEAS2T (Feminist Education Action Spirituality Support Thealogy Center) Award for Equality and Justice in the Media. In the month of March Feas2t, inc. honors women who have worked for Equality and Justice through many mediums. On March 23, 2003, Feas2t will honor your program with the FEAS2T Award for Equality and Justice in the Media. SpiritualFeast.com
Here's Our ACCEPTANCE STATEMENT
A new beginning: If you'd like to be a part of our next media project (public access tv program) or our workshops or join us as we build upon our past efforts as we host an upcoming conference on internalized sexism examining how women internalize their oppression (negating/accepting) and female aggression against other women, please contact The Amazon Xociety at firstname.lastname@example.org. (Please note that this is a new e-mail address to accommodate the overflow from email@example.com.)
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We Are Organizing an Annual Conference
on Internalized Sexism!
One Book, One Sisterhood Project
Updates on Amazon Website!
Inaugural Book for 2003
Help select our book for 2004!
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US Senate Switchboard..................(800) 382-9467
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What is Feminism?
CLASSIFICATIONS OF FEMINISM
Maria Gonzalez - "Feminism is the critique of patriarchy."
Funk & Wagnall's
FEMINISM - A doctrine advocating the granting of the same social, political
and economic rights to women as the ones granted to men; a movement to achieve these.
FEMINISM - 1. The theory of the political, economic, and social equality of
the sexes. 2. Organized activity on behalf of women's rights and interests.
OPPRESSION - The unjust exercise of authority and power over one group by another.
INTERNALIZED SEXISM - Sexism that has become internalized by women. Occurs when on a conscious or unconscious level the woman comes to believe and accept male attitudes of inferiority and prejudices against women. The woman comes to identify with male attitudes and turn them on other women.
WOMEN FOR PEACE
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Unreasonable Women,
Women in Black,
CODE PINK - Women's Pre-Emptive Strike for Peace
Lysistrata Project, Mama Brigade
NOW Blasts Passage of Abortion Procedures Ban, Denounces Deceptive Use of "Partial Birth" Rhetoric
March 13, 2003
"The Senate's passage today of the deceptively named 'partial birth abortion ban' should be a call to action for women's rights supporters everywhere," said National Organization for Women (NOW) President Kim Gandy. "Proponents of this legislation know that the bill's provisions are unconstitutional, based on the Supreme Court's decision in Stenberg v. Carhart. Behind the rhetoric, this bill is really an abortion procedures ban. It's a political game and an attempt to send us back to pre-Roe days when countless women died from illegal abortions."
"You won't find the term 'partial birth abortion' in any medical dictionary—instead try looking for it in the ultraconservative rhetoric manual," Gandy said. "Contrary to what opponents of abortion rights would have you believe, this bill is not about a specific late-term procedure. This bill, like each of its predecessors, is purposely worded so vaguely that it could criminalize even some of the safest and most common abortion procedures after twelve weeks and well before fetal viability."
The abortion procedures ban passed by the Senate, which will soon be taken up in the House of Representatives, is not supported by the American Medical Association, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists or the American Medical Women's Association. "This legislation has nothing to do with the best interests of medicine or women's health. In fact, this ban does not even include a constitutionally required exception to preserve the health of the woman," Gandy said.
"Senators who otherwise support reproductive rights allowed themselves to be caught up in the political rhetoric instead of standing firm in their commitment to women's rights," Gandy said. "Senators who voted for the abortion procedures ban disappointed voters in their own states and across the country."
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From Deborah Bell at FEMNET - A Splendid Symbolic Protest
I received this article from a friend today and am
going to take a $1.00 bill and put it in tomorrow's
mail to the United Nations Fund for Population
Pass this on to as many persons as you can. We
actually could raise the money this way.
This is the address:
UN FPA (Fund for Population Activities)
220 E. 42nd St
NYC, NY 10017
The Bush administration has refused--in spite of
Congressional approval -- to send the U. S.
contribution of $34 million to the U. N. Fund for
Population Activities (UNFPA) to support family
planning, AIDS prevention, and prevention of female
So the League of Women Voters and others are asking
that 34 million Americans contribute a dollar each to
And here's a link to the UNFPA web site:
JUNETEENTH FOR WOMEN: "How Do Women Emancipate themselves from Mens Wars and Global Conflicts?" Bernadine Williams of THE FIRST SEX feminist radio program will briefly present a history of Juneteenth (officially Texas Emancipation Day) and how it can be celebrated as a day of liberation for ALL women. The focus of the talk and facilitated discussion will be on how women lose out when men start wars to protect a patriarchal society that oppresses women.
SUNDAY, June 16th, 10:45am
The Women's Group
First Unitarian Universalist Church
5200 Fannin @Southmore, Room 302
Come out and meet THE FIRST SEX team members at our presentation to The Women's Group
on the importance of having feminist perspectives in the media. Please Join us!
SUNDAY, May 26th, 10:45am
THE WOMEN'S GROUP
First Unitarian Universalist Church
5200 Fannin @Southmore
THE FIRST SEX is a media project of The Amazon Xociety.
Special thanks to the American Friends Service Committee for awarding us
their New Initiatives Grant to support the underrepresented voices of women in media.
Another special thanks to Lucia's Garden for supporting the feminine energy of the show.
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Site Last Updated 10/5/2003.
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