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Mary Marcel, researcher, author and professor, on what will be the largest sex discrimination class action lawsuit ever to be brought in the US, by women employees against retail giant Wal-Mart

Emily Pitt, violence recovery program coordinator, on hate crime legislation and the victimization of LGBT persons

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00:00 Introduction
  • Movie: "Stepford Wives"
  • More trans delegates to DNC
  • Female NASCAR driver told Victoria's Secret sponsorship too risque
09:52 Question of the Week

"I have been looking for a long time to have a relationship with a transsexual. I know this is not a dating service but most sites online are centered around porn, or I'm not looking in the right places. It is almost depressing me. I have in the past often thought of wanting to be a woman even to the degree of taking HRT on my own (which I found out was dangerous without proper medical advice). I have accepted that I´┐Żll always be man on the outside but it would be nice to share my life with someone who knows how it feels to be me on the inside and who has made the commitment to being a woman. "
(From: Aaron)

21:43 Hal Fuller's Twisted Nasty News:
  • Austin, TX: City adds protections for "Gender Identity"
  • Washington, DC: US Senate approves increased hate crimes penalties (LLEEA)
  • Bangkok, Thailand: Trans students given "Pink Lotus" bathroom
  • Washington, DC: HRC announces support for Kerry for president
  • Moscow, Russia: Bill lumping gays with alcoholics and pedophiles dropped
  • London, UK: Lloyd's insures male chest hair
  • Columbia, Sri Lanka: Dove of peace dies during ceremony
  • Early English foul language
  • Buffalo jumps 8-boot fence in futile slaughterhouse escape attempt
  • Bovine freedom song (Bob Rivers)
35:22 The largest retailer in the United States is being charged with sex discrimination in a lawsuit which could be tried on behalf of 1.6 million plaintiffs, making it the largest sex discrimination class action lawsuit in US history. Mary Marcel, a researcher, author and professor in the Boston area, gives us some of the details on the practices of retailer giant Wal-Mart that have earned the ire of its women employees.

63:45 Special Message: Please Donate Now to Gender Education & Media so that we can continue and expand on this work.
64:56 Boston area (and national) announcements compiled by Ethan St. Pierre
67:25 The US senate recently passed a bill that increased penalties for hate crimes. What does this mean to persons who are likely targets for such violence, like LGBT persons? Emily Pitt, program coordinator of the Violence Recovery Program at the Fenway, talks with us about hate crime laws, statistics, and some of the realities that victims face.

For more information:

  • Visit the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs at www.ncavp.org
  • Call the Fenway Violence Recovery Program at 800-834-3242
87:28 End

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