Folks may recall that there was some discussion of my appearance on Air America’s “Majority Report” show; so I should point out that Jessica of Feministing appeared on “Majority Report” last week. To listen to Jessica’s segment, go here, download the second half of the show, and start listening 35 minutes into the recording. (Alternatively, you could just listen to the whole show, of course.)
Janeane’s guest-sidekick was blogger Bill Scher of the excellent Liberal Oasis. I would have preferred to hear less Janeane and Bill and more Jessica, but on the whole it’s a good segment, and Jessica does a wonderful job discussing some of the current battles in the abortion war.
Later in the segment, there were interesting bits of disagreement between the three speakers. Bill derailed a good Janeane rant about “which feminists hate men?” by suggesting that Catherine MacKinnon is a man-hater (a charge I doubt Bill could support). Janeane and Jessica disagree – very gingerly – about pro-sex feminism, which Janeane calls “thong feminism.” (Janeane thinks that underwear like this trivializes the issues involved, whereas my – possibly mistaken – impression was that Jessica thinks it’s cool activist fun.). And some tensions between second-wave feminism and third-wave feminism were apparent, as well.
Anyhow, it’s fun to hear feminists on the air.