In brief: Justice Putnam of Netroots Radio was an early supporter of my #ExposeStopPatriarchy project. He had me on this week to talk about their “grifting” (his word) and the amazing activists on the ground in Texas I’ve profiled at Bitch, Alternet and Salon This work is ongoing; you can support it HERE.
Note: This is what I do now; I’m an activist full-time. I’m completely committed to changing the face of clinic access in this country. If you can, consider supporting my work so I can do more of it by clicking HERE and making a one-time or recurring (just click the box) contribution. All the funding goes to equipment, travel to other conferences/clinics/meetings with pro-choice legislators/training new escort programs and supplies. Thank you!
Enhanced audio: Netroots Radio After Show 08/13/14 — #ExposeStopPatriarchy
Justice (yes, that’s his actual name) and I chatted about the fantastic work of NARAL Texas and Progress Texas getting anti-choicers on tape training their picketers to intimidate abortion clinic patients — because always start out with awesome! We then discussed my work to expose the group Stop Patriarchy and its patriarch Bob Avakian.
We contrasted this umbrella “activist” group touring the Lone Star State as disruptors while not contributing anything to the on-the-ground work with those organizations and activists I’ve profiled in the pieces I’ve published so far. Texans are doing inspiring work here and the condescension and deception of Stop Patriarchy is offensive and dangerous to the reproductive rights and justice movements.
Links to on-air references:
“Undercover Audio Reveals Intimidation Tactics of Texas Anti-Abortion Groups” via Progress Texas and NARAL Texas
Texans For Reproductive Justice ”Call To Action” — 10 Texas organizations to support as an in-state or out-of-state ally
My piece at Salon: “Are the white women wearing actual chains?” — Meet the abortion rights group Texas feminists oppose. New York-based Stop Patriarchy says it’s in Texas to “help.” A coalition of advocates have said, “No thanks.”
My piece at Bitch: “In Texas, Activist Group “Stop Patriarchy” Draws Criticism”
How to help me Expose Stop Patriarchy
Subscribe to get all my appearances with Hal, Dangerous Conversation and anywhere else I can grab the audio through iTunes at Katie Speak Live Archives.
If you found this post informative, entertaining, helpful, etc. you can subscribe to the upcoming Katie Speak Mailer which will have all my posts, media appearances, announcements and activism info. You can also click SUPPORT to keep me speaking and follow me on Facebook and twitter. Thanks!
Categories: Katie Speak Live!