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Session 7: Sunday, June 3rd: 2:00 - 3:50pm
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Susan Brownmiller – Against Our Will,Harriet Fraad- Stormy Daniels Rebel inside the System, and Liza Featherstone False Choices: The Faux Feminism of Hillary Clinton.
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Between participation in the labor forces of World War II, growing levels of education, a feminist revolution, and more and more women getting more and more education entering the workforce, women have made a great deal of progress toward equality. Yet sexual harassment, indeed assault persists. Over 40 years ago Susan Brownmiller's critical analysis of the rape culture called attention to the problem, but since there has been little progress, victims have been ignored, silenced, and denied voice. But recent history suggest major changes in the offing, as a number of highly visible male predators have been outed and cast into the spotlight such as Bill Cosby, Roger Ailes, Bill Hannity, Harvey Weinstein, Matt Lauer and even Donald Trump POTUS. It seems as if a critical mass of victimized women has been reached and women who will no longer suffer in silence, but to speak out, mobilize, and indeed challenge the patriarchal culture of male violence toward women. The saga of Stormy Daniels is part of necessary change in America. The old lines of dominance and subordination crumble as Stormy Daniels, METOO# and the youth cast off their fear, break out of submission and enter the political arena. Will the old lines of power crumble?


Julianna Forlano is a host, writer, performer and senior correspondent for news outlet An adjunct professor in broadcast journalism and new media, Ms. Forlano travels nationally and internationally to perform, speak, and train organizations on the use of humor as a tool of engagement...

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Liza Featherstone is a ajournalist, essayist and critic, advice columnist for The Nation,who has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, Ms., The American Prospect, Columbia Journalism Review, Vogue, Dissent, The Guardian,and In These Times, editor of False Choices: The Faux...

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Dr. Harriet Fraad is a Mental health Counselor and Hypno-therapist in private practice in New York City. She speaks regularly and writes about the intersecting crises in US relationships personal life, politics and economics. She was a founding member of the Second Wave women’s movement and has...

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Prof. Langman is a cofounder of the Global studies Association North America has a long history of research and publications on global justice movements