AGORA
: Dragged from her chariot by a mob of fanatical vigilante Christian monks, the revered astronomer was stripped naked, skinned to her bones with sharp oyster shells, stoned and burned alive as possibly the first executed witch in history. A kind of purge that was apparently big business back then.


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6/18/09

A Wink And A Smile - Female Sexhibitionism: Self-Empowerment Or Exploitation?


A Wink And A Smile is a documentary that peels away, so to speak, what's up with the new self-described feminist stripper phenomenon, and does it have anything to do with rain in the forecast. Directed by Seattle filmmaker Dierdre Timmons, the film explores a new trend based in Seattle, of women taking classes in burlesque stripping performance as a rather usual form of self-expression and female self-empowerment.

A Wink And A Smile raises many questionable issues, which I debated with Timmons by phone to Seattle. And in part, where is the line between sexual self-empowerment and sexual exploitation. Well, you decide. Here's Dierdre Timmons...

CLICK TO LISTEN TO A WINK AND A SMILE AUDIO CONVERSATION HERE...

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