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Feminist Coffee Hour Episode 74: Lara Powers and the facts about human trafficking

Posted in Editorials on June 9th, 2022
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We interviewed Lara Powers from the Polaris Project to discuss the truth about human trafficking in the United States.

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Feminist Coffee Hour Episode 73: Kiera Butler and QAnon

Posted in Editorials on May 5th, 2022
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Karen and Elizabeth interview Kiera Butler, Senior editor and public health reporter at Mother Jones magazine about how QAnon targets women, especially mothers of small children. Is this a repeat of Stranger Danger and 80’s style Satanic Panic?

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Feminist Coffee Hour Episode 72: Fundathon 2022

Posted in Editorials, Podcast Episodes on April 29th, 2022
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Karen and Elizabeth discuss raising money for abortion funds, and announce a May 17, 2022 livestream.

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2021 Link Roundup

Posted in Editorials on December 31st, 2021
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Here we are – another year older and hopefully wiser and vaccinated. I’m continuting my year end tradition of a wrap up post.

Stories You Might Have Missed

‘Magic dirt’: How the internet fueled, and defeated, the pandemic’s weirdest MLM

Who’s Making All Those Scam Calls?

How Twitter can ruin a life

Larry David ‘screamed’ at Alan Dershowitz at grocery store over Trump ties

I’m a Parkland Shooting Survivor. QAnon Convinced My Dad It Was All a Hoax.

The Fisherwomen, Chevron, and the Leaking Pipe

The Star Trek Communist Hopes Star Trek Can Inspire A Real Revolution

The Great (FAKE) Child-Sex-Trafficking Epidemic

Some Videos You Should Watch

Best moments of Olympic Spirit from the Tokyo Games

Richard Spencer gets owned by fake Patriot Show

We Proved Royal Experts Lie About Harry and Meghan

Tumblr’s FAKEST Story: The Tale of Oppa Homeless Style

Perseverance Rover’s Descent and Touchdown on Mars

Some Pop Culture Recommendations

Video Games

Pikmin Bloom – a walking app that has gotten me moving even when the weather is terrible.

Growbot – new game about robots in a garden under attack on an abandoned space station. The art is exquisite and combined with the relaxing soundtrack and challenging puzzle games make this just a joy to play.

Television

Masters of the Universe Revelation on Netflix – Kevin Smith created a real treat here, especially for 70’s and 80’s babies and I wouldn’t have checked it out if misogynists hadn’t lost their minds over it on the internet. Engagting story, beautiful animation and Mark Hamill is hilarious as Skeletor.

If you like Doctor Who but haven’t caught up on Fluxx, I highly recommend it. It’s not like anything they’ve done before (even if it might seem like you’re about to be Moffatted.) There’s a million story lines and I won’t spoil them except to say they do resolve satisfactorily and I loved it.

Hitmen Season 2 – Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins return as, well Hitmen in this hilarious show avilable on Peacock in the USA. To be honest I thought season one was somewhat better, but both are worth a watch.

Movies

Haven’t seen many current films this year, but I can recommend The Suicide Squad and Renon 911!: The Hunt for QAnon. Let me know what you think if you’ve seen them. 😉

Books

You can see all the books I’ve read this year and my ratings here.

I have to recommend “Truth of The Divine” by Lindsay Ellis, the second book in her Noumena series. It’s an alternate history about ailens landing on earth during the mid ’00s and the havoc that is wrecks on their interpreter, the early 20’s estranged daughter of a Julian Assange like figure. The first book (Axiom’s End) is a fun sci-fi adventure book and the second absolutley destroyed me. It’s a good story but I am also amazed at how deeply it made me feel.

Also highly recommended is the graphic novel “The Secret to Super-Human Strength” by Alison Bechdel. This book is often marketed as “one woman’s lifelong journey with fitness” but it is so much more than that. It’s a deeply spiritual book that looks at the mind/body connection from both a pratical and philosophical level.

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Feminist Coffee Hour Episode 70: Jaslin Kaur and Taxi Worker Victory

Posted in Editorials, Podcast Episodes on December 2nd, 2021
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Elizabeth welcomed Jaslin Kaur back to the show to talk about the Taxi Workers Alliance hunger strike and victory, NYC politics and organizing for the future.

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Feminist Coffee Hour Episode 68: D’Arrigo 2022

Posted in Editorials on October 28th, 2021
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Elizabeth and Karen welcomed Melanie D’Arrigo back to the show to talk about her Congressional campaign, why she can beat Tom Suozzi and George Santos where she stands on healthcare, clean water and native plants.

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Feminist Coffee Hour Episode 62: March Coffee

Posted in Editorials, Podcast Episodes on March 29th, 2021
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Elizabeth and Karen discuss book recommendations, allegations against Andrew Cuomo, Meghan & Harry’s interview with Oprah, our perspective on cis perspectives on trans experiences…listen in!

In the post script of today’s episode, Karen recommends reading the work of Ky Schevers who has written on the political world of the women’s detransition community.

For further reading:
Substack Is Not a Neutral Platform by Jude Ellison Sady Doyle

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Happy New Year: Can’t Wait For Midnight (2020 Link Roundup)

Posted in Editorials on December 31st, 2020
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Despite my sorrow and anger I do believe there are reasons to be optimistic, that we have multiple COVID-19 vaccines, and that Donald Trump lost are the two biggest. The love of my friends and family keep me going. Goodbye 2020.

In Case You Missed It:

McCloskeys sue UPI, photographer over iconic image confronting protesters

Kentucky State Police training slideshow quotes Hitler, advocates ‘ruthless’ violence
A high school newspaper uncovered this story! The kids are alright.

An Idaho official left a meeting in tears as anti-maskers swarmed her home

U.S. deports migrant women who alleged abuse by Georgia doctor

How Dangerous Conspiracy Theories Like QAnon Find a Home in Anti-Choice Politics

New York City

What Bloomberg Did to Protesters

Two Queens City Council Candidates Endorsed by NYC-DSA

NY’s Automatic Voter Registration Law Hailed As “Profound Reform” To Elections

City Council Staff Union Becomes First Legislative Union In NY State

Sports

WNBA Players—Again—Show the Meaning of Radical Dissent

42-year-old Zamboni driver plays 28 minutes as Hurricanes’ emergency goalie, makes eight saves in historic win

Books

My Year In Books

Definitely check out Flowers in the Gutter by K. R. Gaddy, which is the true story of teenage antifascists trying to build a resistance from within Nazi Germany.

I also recommend Cry Havoc, the memoir of Mayor Michael Signer about “Unite The Right” in Charlottesville. I’ve read criticisms this book that it’s all “white tears” and trying to absolve himself before history. That might partially be true, although sympathetic he is a but self indulgent at times. But the true value of this book is the subtext. When you between lines, you learn how white supremacy works, even if unintentionally. At best it’s like Macbeth.

In Memoriam

Michael Brooks, Political Commentator and Podcast Host, Dies at 36

Remembering Rev. Dr. Hope Johnson

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Feminist Coffee Hour Episode 59: Jaslin Kaur is the future of the Democratic Party

Posted in Editorials, Podcast Episodes on December 17th, 2020
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Jaslin Kaur is the future of the Democratic Party

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We interviewed Jaslin Kaur, candidate for NYC City Council district 23 in the Democratic primary. She has recently been endorsed by the DSA. We discussed the split in the Democratic Party between progressives and centrists, AOC, Jay Jacobs, public transit and more.

Discussed in this episode:

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Biden’s Win, House Losses, and What’s Next for the Left

AOC ripped by New York’s Democratic leader after party’s rough election night

NY Democratic leader reflects on party’s divide and plans for 2021

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Feminist Coffee Hour Episode 58: Dianne Morales

Posted in Editorials, Podcast Episodes on November 16th, 2020
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We interviewed Dianne Morales, democratic candidate for NYC Mayor. It was a fascinating conversation!
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