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Abortion: denial of our rights (Episode 7 of 7)

Cheriel Jensen, an architect and member of the California Committee to Legalize Abortion speaks on "Abortion: denial of our rights" at a teach-in on the oppression of women at San Francisco State College on December 10, 1969. Jensen speaks on how sex discrimination affects both men and women, how sex discrimination affects children and their attitudes, and how a lack of safe abortions and safe contraception leaves men in complete control of a woman's fate. Jensen also speaks on the consequences of a marriage where one spouse is emotionally and financially dependent on the other for survival, and on marriages conceived because of a pregnancy. Talk ends abruptly; possibly cut off prematurely.

Jensen, Cheriel, Women -- Social conditions., Sex discrimination against women, Marriage -- Psychological aspects, Oppression of Women teach-in, San Francisco, 1969, Emergency contraception, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Feminism, American Women -- Reproductive rights BB2366.07
Abortion: inside and outside the hospital / moderated by Lucinda Cisler and James Clapp (Episode 2)

This is the same tape as BB3770.02, broadcast as the second episode of the WBAI produced Abortion (1969) series.  James Clapp and Lucinda Cisler, members of the Abortion Committee of the New York chapter of the National Organization for Women, host the program. Their guest in-studio is Bernard Nathanson, M.D., assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Cornell Medical School, associate attending obstetrician and gynecologist at New York Hospital and at St. Luke's Hospital, and Director of gynecology at the Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York. They begin by asking Dr. Nathanson for the definition of an abortion, to which he provides detailed and step-by-step descriptions of different types of abortions and how they are performed. They also discuss the risks and costs, and the results of illegal abortions as seen in hospitals. There is also discussion of the implications for doctors and hospitals as a result of the increasing pressure to reform or repeal present abortion laws. At 00:36:20 the hosts play a previously recorded interview with retired abortionist, Dr. W. J. Bryan Henrie of Grove, Oklahoma. This series of five programs on abortion was produced by Kay Lindsey. Originally cataloged as having guests Susan Brownmiller, Jean Blair Billie, and William Baird.

Henrie, W. J. Bryan, 1896-1972, Abortion -- Law and legislation., Women -- Legal status, laws, etc., Nathanson, Bernard N., 1926-2011, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Health, American Women -- Reproductive rights BB2031
Abortion: women's liberation media project (Episode 5)

The fifth program of the Women's Media Project, produced by the Women's Liberation Media Project in San Francisco. In this program, women relate their abortion experiences, both in the United States and Cuba, in a discussion punctuated by music.

UnitedStates -- Social policy., Women -- Social conditions., Abortion, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Reproductive rights BC0246 Abortion. (CD)
About Men / Phyllis Chesler

Phyllis Chesler (1940 - ), author and psychotherapist, is interviewed by Viv Sutherland of WBAI about her book "About Men" (1978). Chesler discusses men's reactions to her book, explains more about the structure of her book and provides a psychoanalytic account for male hatred of women. Produced for KPFA by Karla Tonella

American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Chesler, Phyllis, Men -- Psychology., Fathers and sons. American Women -- Authors and journalists, American Women -- Psychology and psychotherapy AZ0631.03
Academic freedom, academic attack: women's studies under siege at Cal State Long Beach

The women's studies department at Cal State Long Beach is under siege by a group of "concerned citizens," from the Christian Right who monitored a few classes and attacked the department for its openly pro-feminist and pro-lesbian syllabus. Eloise Klein Healy and Helene Rosenbluth talk with Sondra Hale, Sherna Gluck, and Betty Brooks of the women's studies department at CSULB about the Christian Right's attack on the curriculum. Program opens with a reading of an article written by Charlene Spretnak, "The Christian right's holy war, manipulating women's fears" from the book "The politics of women's spirituality." Music by Deadly Nightshade, BeBe K'Roche, and Alix Dobkin interspersed throughout the article and opens and closes the program. Produced by Helene Rosenbluth 5/26/82.

Gluck, Sherna., Hale, Sondra., Brooks, Betty., Spretnak, Charlene, 1946-, New Right., Academic freedom., Feminism, Education -- Curricula., Women's studies, Lesbianism, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, California State College, Long Beach American Women -- Education KZ1143
Across the seas: lesbianism in Australia and Japan

Helene Rosenbluth talks with two women, Amanda and Jane, from Melbourne, Australia about the conditions for lesbians in their country: access to employment, the social and political life of lesbians vis-a-vis gay men in Australia, and the history of anti-gay laws in the country. Part two of this recording contains a discussion with women in Japan about what it's like to be a lesbian there. The Japanese women interviewed are not identified. Recorded in 1976 when Holly Near, Amy Horowitz, and Sally Savitz went to an anti-nuke conference in Japan. Technical quality for this second half-hour of the program is poor but audible. Recorded in Japan on interior mike of low-quality cassette recorder. Leslie Lee and Catherine Stifter provided additional production work.

Lesbians -- Australia -- Social conditions, Across the seas : lesbianism in Australia and Japan / interviews by Helene Rosenbluth., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- International women, American Women -- Lesbians KZ0887
Activist Donna Allen and her experience with HUAC

Feminist and political organizer Donna Allen speaks on her experience with the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). She is on the National Committee to Abolish HUAC.

American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Allen, Donna, 1920-1999, National Committee to Abolish the House Un-American Activities Committee American Women -- Activists AZ1682
Address of Dorothy Thompson over the Mutual Broadcasting System, October 29, 1944, Hotel Roosevelt, New York City

Dorothy Thompson (1893-1961) was an American broadcast and print journalist, best known for her work as a foreign correspondent and her column "On the Record" that appeared in the New York Herald Tribune from 1936-1941. This is a recording of the campaign speech made by Thompson over the Mutual Broadcasting System, October 29, 1944, New York City. Copies of the speech were attainable from The National Independent Committee for Roosevelt and Truman, Hotel Roosevelt. This is a tape recording of one of those 78 rpm transcription discs. Very poor audio quality. No Pacifica network broadcast dates available.

Thompson, Dorothy, 1893-1961, Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Dewey, Thomas E. (Thomas Edmund), 1902-1971 American Women -- Politicians and politics BB1402
Adrienne Rich (Episode 2 of 4)

Poet Adrienne Rich (1929 - 2012) reads selections from her own works, "Snapshots of a Daughter-in-Law" (first pub. 1962, re-printed by W.W. Norton, 1967) and "Necessities of Life" (published 1966). Poems read include: Snapshots of a daughter-in-law, Antinous: the diaries, Novella, The corpse plant, After dark, and Halfway. Produced by Mimi Weisbord Anderson.

American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Rich, Adrienne, 1929-2012, Women poets, Lesbians -- Poetry, Anderson, Mimi Weisbord. American Women -- Poetry BC0949.02 Adrienne Rich (CD)
Adrienne Rich reading her poetry

Adrienne Rich reads and comments on her poems at the First Unitarian Church in San Francisco, CA on April 25, 1974. The reading was sponsored by the Poetry Center of San Francisco. She is introduced by Kathy (her last name is not given). She begins with poems from her book "Diving into the Wreck" (published 1973). At 3:50 "Incipience"; 6:00 "The Stranger" (comments on its misuse by Ramparts Magazine); 12:00 "Dialogue"; 13:00 "August"; 14:00 "Phenomenology of Anger"; 23:00 "Family Romance: the brothers speak"; 26:00 "White Night"; 28:00 "Reforming the Crystal"; 31:00 "From an Old House in America". Rich's reading cut off by end of tape at 40 minutes.

American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Rich, Adrienne, 1929-2012, Lesbian poets American Women -- Poetry, American Women -- Authors and journalists AZ1110
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