Linda Stirling Unmasked: The Black Whip

: 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.



From The Women's Desk

Taking Feminist Radio To The Next Level...

Hung: Sex, Detroit And Economic Hard Times. Radically subverting sexuality on the small screen.
Adelante Siempre! Sikivu Hutchinson, correspondent at our LA Women's Desk, in a roundtable with Chicana artists exploring class, race, sex and culture.
Feminists Gone Bad? Joy Rose takes on right wing feminism. A conversation with feminist psychologist and author, Phyllis Chesler.


A presentation of the WBAI Women's Collective. Covering the entire spectrum of political and cultural issues crucial to women's lives, from revolutionary global sisterhood and movement building to critical aspects of the mind, body and yes, men.
Radio Goddesses In Session: Joy Rose, Sikivu Hutchinson, Prairie Miller, Laura Aguilar, Jacalyn Lopez Garcia. Music by Polly Wood.


  1. I was offended as a critically thinking woman as a result of the remarks by Phyllis Chesler and her interviewer. The first remark was about Iran and Ms. Chesler's feelings about that government as so terrible i.e. "they want to annihilate Israel". She is either overlooking or is ignorant about the threat that Israel presents to Iran - it seems very much the opposite that Israel wants to do away with Iran and is busy forming public opinion in order to do so. If there is truth to Iran wanting to go to war with Israel, it seems that it is a reactive stance.
    The second remark made by Ms. Chesler related to Sarah Palin. Specifically, even though she disagrees with her she is in favor of her being in her outspoken position and that she is given headlines. This point of view seems to indicate that as long as a person is a women she should rise to the top i.e. the open support of H. Cinton for president - mostly because she is a woman. Are we not suppose to think carefully as women about whom we put n power and whose power we commend - if Hitler were a woman would it be okay that she was in such a powerful position - simply because of the title of woman. There is racism and there is harsh conservatism among feminist - they are not all to be given approval carte blanche.

    My point of view is that whether woman or man the person needs to have the interest of all humanity in their hearts (no biases) and in their actions then I am open to hearing where they want to go. There are, have been and always will be evil women - please entourage all women to think critically about whom they choose as leaders not simply choose a woman because of her gender - look at her record.

  2. The show was about how women are not necessarily wired to be supportive of other women. I was surprised to hear this angle on women's relationships, from a feminist perspective. But, it was interesting.
    I work in a office of mostly women. (one man)
    I have been a survivor of a great deal of bullying from the other women in the office. I am trying to make sense of it as a feminist.

  3. Yea, good point(s)... But, come on... First of all Sarah Palin isn't Hitler and I still vote WOMAN since the country we live in has NEVER had a female leader- what's with that?? I'll tell you.... PATRIARCHY