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Jaclyn Friedman, program director for the Center for New Words, on women and the media: their influence, participation and strategies for increasing their contribution

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00:00 Introduction
  • Changes at WMBR - fatter stream, rainbow lounge
  • US becomes final country to outlaw execution of children
  • Estrogen (female hormones) and blood clot potential
  • Methuen, MA: young trans person receives unwanted publicity
12:16 Question of the Week

" I'm a postop MTF of five years and I have two questions... one -- why doesn't anyone want to hear about the negative side of surgery? When I had problems with my surgery, I tried to find answers. There wasn't any. I could not find any information on the Web, even my surgeon was not interested. It is like nobody ever had problems after surgery before. Cookie-cutter approach I guess. Currently, the city I live in is concerned about considering a bathroom ordinances, even the members on this panel that I know, are not interested. I don't get it. Why do I make a big deal over it? Because I am damaged for life because of the discrimination and negligence from my job, and what it has cost me. I lost my surgery... $17,000 down the drain... can never have a normal relationship... and I'm still in pain five years later. No big deal. So I guess my second question is, should I just get over it? "
(From: Robin)

22:10 Gender News
  • Maryland judge releases dying trans prisoner
  • Trans woman wins right to dress as woman at work
  • Denver Post respects preferred pronoun
  • CA: Legislation interoduce to prevent "gay panic" defense
  • Daly City, CA: trans woman found stabbed to death
  • Fundraiser for hate crimes victims lobbying effort
31:14 Evelien's Diary:, entry 8: "Move to Massachusetts"

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36:34 Special Message
37:04 The GenderTalk Calendar
  Upcoming events of special interest
37:42 Women in the media: what is their level of influence, and how does their participation changes the way we view the world? What strategies for increasing their contribution to the shaping of that perspective are being undertaken? Jaclyn Friedman, program director for the Center for New Words, joins us to talk about these questions and more that will be addressed at a conference to be held at MIT in a couple of weeks.
50:13 Poem: "State of the Union" by Jaclyn Friedman
59:14 End
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