FM Dec 26: best books! Hit So Hard/Mean/Unscrewed

THIS WEEK on Feminist Magazine with hosts Lynn Harris Ballen & Karina Elias: we talk to three authors about some our favorite books of the year!
FIRST … Are women being sold the illusion of sexual empowerment? Karina Elias speaks with author, podcast host and agenda-setting sex educator, Jaclyn Friedman about her investigation into the dynamics of sexual power and how women are going to move past an era of false empowerment. We learn all about the causes and consequences of “fauxpowerment” and some tools to tackle this problem head-on from her newest book- Unscrewed.
THEN …  Lynn Harris Ballen hears from Myriam Gurba about Mean – a bold and hilarious tale of coming of age as a queer, mixed-race Chicana. Blending radical formal fluidity and caustic humor, Gurba takes on sexual violence, small towns, and race.  This confident, intoxicating, brassy book takes the cost of sexual assault, racism, misogyny, and homophobia deadly seriously.
AND … Drummer, dog walker, and punk rocker, Patty Schemel played in the influential 1990’s band, Hole, and teaches at a rock camp for girls. She talks to Lucretia Tye Jasmine, defining what feminism and punk rock are for her, and how those informed her coming out as a lesbian activist and musician. Someone whose music made a serious cultural impact on popular culture, Schemel’s new memoir, Hit So Hard, discusses her evolution into rock ‘n’ roll superstardom, drug addiction, homelessness, and recovery.
All this on Tuesday at 2 on KPFK
THIS is what Feminism sounds like!

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