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In today’s difficult world, many people struggle with feelings of inadequacy or negative self-perception based on the messages they’ve received since birth. These negative messages are often related to gender, race, class, sexual orientation, and other aspects of ourselves that make us who we are. Often, these negative messages become internalized and difficult to separate from the truth.
Based on our article 8 Ways Feminism Can Improve Your Self-Esteem, Shannon Ridgway will discuss the different ways in which those struggling with low self-esteem can utilize feminist concepts to rediscover their inherent self-worth.
Gay and Lesbians issues have been very controversial in polictics and the media lately. What do you think? Should they be allowed to adopt children? Should gay and lesbian couples be allowed to get married? Does being in this type of unconventional household have an effect on the child? Call in and join the discussion.
Join us as we discuss if Gay and Lesbians should be allowed to marry or have unions, should would care, what would be potential ramifications only on SIRA Media Radio Thursday April 6.
Various chit chat on various topics.
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The thing about self-image and cultivating positive, awesome body-love is that you have to work at it. And the first step toward working at it is recognizing that you’ve been taught lies by society, and then committing yourself to unlearning that nonsense and filling yourself with respect and admiration instead. This applies to every aspect of our lives – including our vulva and vagina love. In a world that teaches us that our genitals are offensive, it takes work to rise above it and reclaim our bodies.
Based on our articles Our Vulvas, Ourselves and How to Start Loving Your Vagina, Melissa A. Fabello will discuss the fact that part of teaching people to accept, own, and respect their bodies and the bodies of others is helping them to unlearn the social myths that they’ve been sold and to provide accurate information about their bodies.
Today there is so much animiosity towards gay men as we see more and more gay bashings in previously gay friendly cities such as New York City, San Francisco, and others.
Many "heterosexual" men claim to "hate gays" and find gay men disgusting and unnatural. Yet, they accept lesbianism openly. We'll talk about the fact that the men that are anti-gay, are usually either secretly gay themselves or have major insecurity issues in regards to their masculinity.
We'll also talk about men on the down low and discuss the phenomenon and the REAL reasons behind it - not the hyper-masculine machiscmo bullshit spewed by insecure "straight" men.
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For gender non-conforming people, navigating a world that is organized via a male/female gender binary becomes a daily struggle. In this episode, we will examine some of the ways in which we can create safer space for gender non-conforming people. The creation of safer space is not only beneficial for gender non-conforming people, but it is key to creating a more democratic and livable world for us all.
Based on our article Navigating Masculinity as a Black Transman: I Will Never Straighten Out My Wrist, Kai M. Green will talk about the ways in which the gender binary affect people of all gender identities and presentations and how it’s everyone’s responsibility to break those barriers.