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Riki Anne Wilchins, director of the Gender Public Advocacy Coalition (GenderPAC), on "Genderqueer: Voices From Beyond the Sexual Binary"

Fred Pheil, educator and activist, on images of men in the media, and their effect on the men among us

" Why do men look so silly in dresses? They don't, we just don't know how to look at them yet. "
- Riki Anne Wilchins

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00:00 Introduction and commentary, including:
• Update on Jewels Wolf
• Amy Bloom's new book, "Normal" (Read the capsule review)
11:42 Question of the Week
" Where can I find a bra that's going to fit? What kind, and where to purchase? I'm 20 years old and I'm a male going through some 'great changes' into a female. A bra is something that I think is needed soon, because of the changes taking place. I wear medium to large tops and I have just started to wear bigger shirts and sweat shirts because of these changes. What should I do about this, I am very shy and I'm not sure when to start wearing a bra? I don't like sport bras because of the styles and they look uncomfortable. How long does it take to get used to wearing one? and how many do I need? "
(from: Terri)
18:45 Hal Fuller's Twisted Nasty News
30:27 One of Time Magazine's "Top Innnovators of 2001" is transperson Riki Anne Wilchins, founding executive director of GenderPac, the national Gender Public Advocacy Coalition. Now she's innovating again, this time with a collection of writings by persons of broad gender diversity titled "GenderQueer: Voices From Beyond the Sexual Binary." Join us for a fascinating discussion with this singularly articulate and successful gender activist.

Also co-editing "GenderQueer" are Joan Nestle and Claire Howell. Riki is also the author of "Read my Lips: Sexual Subversion and the End of Gender."

For more information:
• Visit the GenderPAC website at
63:34 Special Message
64:05 Boston area (and national) announcements
These days we seem to be bombarded in the media with images of men who are themselves bombarding others, whether in movie dramas or real-life conflict. How have the images of men that we see changed in recent years, and what is their effect on the men in our lives? Professor, writer and activist Fred Pfeil shares his insight.

Fred lives and works in Hartford Connecticut, where he is a college professor, community activist, and writer of fiction and poetry. Since 1994 he has been the coordinator and lead trainer for Alternatives to Violence workshops for the Connecticut Correctional Facility. He is the author of "White Guys: Studies in Postmodern Domination and Difference" (1995), and "Another Tale to tell; Politics and Narrative in Postmodern Cuture."

For more information:
• Browse Fred Pfeil's books at
88:32 End
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