Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Amending Mrs America with Lita Brillman


As 2020 takes ever more gruesome twists and turns, FX's Mrs America transports viewers to the 1970s for a rare look at second-wave feminism and a dramatization of the struggle over the Equal Rights Amendment. Lita Brillman drops by to discuss the show's historical context and accuracy, the characters we saw and could have seen, and why feminism is about so much more than any one wave or a failed Amendment. Listen below, here, or on iTunes here.



Links

Feminism is a Verb - Lita's review for My Entertainment World 
National Bail Fund Network

Lita's suggested reading

Feminism is for Everybody - bell hooks
Sister Outsider - Audre Lorde

The End of Policing - Alex S. Vitale
Are Prisons Obsolete? - Angela Davis
When They Call You a Terrorist: a Black Lives Matter Memoir - Asha Bandele & Patrisse Khan-Cullors



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