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Leo Stellwag, FTM, feminist & former lesbian who now identifies as mostly gay, on his journey of self-discovery

Gail Dines on the fight against the toxic and degrading messages to women and girls that dominate the media

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00:00 Introduction
14:18 Question of the week:
Question: " What should I do when I feel jealous of all those beautiful, seemingly-lucky girls who transitioned far before me or are far more beautiful than I am? " (from: Rachel, Taiwan)
21:22 Hal Fuller's Twisted Nasty News
33:25 Leo Stellwag is a former lesbian who now identifies as mostly gay. A feminist and former student of women's studies, he is a transman and facilitates an FTM group in the Boston area. Leo talks about how he moved from being a lesbian to being a gay man, and what he learned about himself in the process.
You can email Leo at
61:07 Special Message
61:54 Boston area (and national) announcements
64:53 Gail Dines talks about the images of women in the media and how they affect us all. Gail is a renowned femist activst, sociologist, and the director of Women's Studies at Wheelock College. She is widely known as co-author of "Pornography: The Production and Consumption of Inequality"and a featured voice in a new video about how images of women in our culture shape young women's perceptions of themselves. This new documentary, "Beyond Killing Us Softly: The Strength to Resist", is about the fight against the toxic and degrading messages to girls and women that dominate the media. It features the ideas of Gloria Steinem, Carol Gilligan, Gail Dines, Amy Richards, Valerie Batts, and Catherine Steiner-Adair.

Organizations working on representations of women in the media:

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