hosted by  Nancy Nangeroni & Gordene O. MacKenzie
PREV     Program #     NEXT

or download

Jennifer Jordan, writer, producer and former news anchor for NPR's All Things Considered, on the "Women of K2"

Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Code Pink and Global Exchange, on women's role in the antiwar movement

TIME TOPIC           Click on colored text below for more information
00:00 Introduction
  • Future interview: Norah Vincent's book
11:12 Raving Raven
... on cross-species friendship
17:32 Gender News
  • Gordene's glasses story
  • Jacob Robida wanted for gay hate attack (he has since been apprehended)
  • Matt Foreman's Statement
  • Anti-gay marriage petition news
  • Barney Frank's comments on trans hate crime Senate holdup
  • Wal-Mart sued over emergency contraceptives
  • States consider sheltering medical providers from having to provide contraceptives and care
  • FL: Woman files complaints against doctor for anti-gay propagandizing
  • Capitol polize apologize to Cindy Sheehan for unwarranted arrest
  • OH: House approves anti-bullying bill but omits sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Amazing facts about voting in the United States (read more)
  • DNC's Dean abolishes GLBT outreach position
  • Zeta-Jones seeks trans role
  • Transamerica snubs trans press
  • US military in Iraq covers up circumstances of female soldier deaths
  • UK transsexuals may be entitled to two IDs, one in each gender
47:09 Question of the Week

"Well, I have a few questions. I'm female. If I were to get an operation and (for lack of better words,) get a penis, would I be able to feel stuff? What I mean is; During sexual intercourse, would I feel what other males (who were born male) feel? Would it be any different? Like the sensations, intensity of it, etc? Oh, and this is probably a stupid question, but would I be able to ejaculate? And would you happen to know what the success rate of the FTM (Female to Male) operation is? I heard it is a lot riskier than a MTF operation."
(From: Alex)

56:15 Evelien's Diary, entry 32: "Trapped"

Evelien's website:

60:34 The first 5 women who succeeded in climbing to the summit of the world's most dangerous mountain, K-2, all died while climbing. A sixth has recently succeeded in this most difficult challenge. Will she succumb to her sport? Jennifer Jordan, author of Savage Summit: the Life and Death of the First Women of K-2, tells us a bit of their stories.

Jordan is a writer, producer, public speaker, reporter and former anchor for NPR's "All things Considered" at WGBH FM in Boston. She has twice lived at the base of K-2 while writing and researching Savage Summit as well as writing and producing the award-winning "Women of K-2" for the National Geographic Channel.

  • Visit guest's website at
  • View the listing for Savage Summit [purchase benefits GenderTalk]
  • 88:24 The GenderTalk Calendar
      Upcoming events of special interest (add your events here)
    91:43 Amidst the global calls for peace, women's voices are ringing out as never before. Medea Benjamin, cofounder of Global Exchange and CODEPINK: Women for Peace, joins us to talk about these many efforts. Medea is co-editor of the book Stop the Next War Now: Effective Responses to Violence and Terrorism.
  • Global Exchange:
  • Women Say NO to War:
  • Read Medea's article: "When will US women demand peace"
  • 117:30 End
    More Info: Shows by Topic:
    Activism, Gender
    Activism, General
    Activism, Political
    Art & Literature
      FTM Issues
    Gender Issues, Personal
    Global Issues
    Hate Crime
    Health & Medical
    Indigenous Issues
    Legal Issues
      MTF issues
    Musicians, Trans
    Personal Issues
    Personal Stories
    Science & Theory
    Shows by Date:
      2006 (# 543 - 578)
    2005 (# 493 - 542)
    2004 (# 442 - 492)
    2003 (# 393 - 441)
    2002 (# 343 - 392)
    2001 (# 292 - 342)
    2000 (# 239 - 287)
    1999 (# 187 - 238)
    1998 (# 135 - 186)
    1997 (# 123 - 134)

    Thanks for listening!

    GenderTalk's Program Archive is provided by Internet Archive as a public service.

    co-host/executive producer: Nancy Nangeroni
    co-host/producer: Gordene MacKenzie
    commentator: Ethan St. Pierre  
    engineer: Mark Weaver
    web design and fabrication/audio post production: Nancy Nangeroni   
    GenderTalk is a production of WMBR Cambridge and Gender Education & Media, Inc.
    GenderTalk theme music: "Counterpoint" from Point of View by Spyrogyra, GRP Records