FM Jan 23: Dolores O’Riordan / #MeToo next / Lorraine Hansberry


THIS WEEK on Feminist Magazine with co-hosts Lynn Harris Ballen Kiyana Williams   :: FIRST upDolores O’Riordan had one of the most distinctive voices in rock’n’roll, and she fronted Irish band The Cranberries with cropped hair and Doc Martins and a fierce stage presence.  She passed away suddenly last week at the age of 46. And we talk to music journalist Evelyn McDonnell – who interviewed her – about the outpouring of grief and memories from many ’90s feminists who identified with Dolores and her music.
AND … Are we just moving toward a meaningless #MeToo without crafting language or courage to say “and never again you”? In the wake of the Aziz Ansari accusations there have been critiques coming from all angles. We hear from feminist scholar and activist Shondrea Thornton who writes about other possibilities – about the liberating potential available not only for victims but also for the accused. And ways to imagine this movement as the construction of a feminist future that includes the abolition of all oppressive structures.
THEN … Lorraine Hansberry is best-known for her play “A Raisin in the Sun”, that changed the face of American theater forever. But a new documentary, “Sighted Eyes, Feeling Heart examines her life of activism and art beyond that award-winning play.  Produced for the PBS’ American Masters series, Inspiring Women, the film features intimate stories and interviews with Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee and Harry Belafonte.  And Ande Richards met up with award-winning filmmaker Tracy Heather Strain to hear about her inspiration and what it took to make the film.

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