#47-16 History of Violence Against Women – Profits of capitalism built upon plunder of women

International scholars and activists explain that for at least 600 years, patriarchal elites have been using militarism, colonization, domestic violence, rape, genocide and other methods to limit women’s roles in society, take their stuff, and turn them into property. The struggle continues. Audio documentary by Kristin Schwartz and Asad Ismi, part 1 of 3 in the series Women: The Oppressed Majority. Original posted here: http://previous.ncra.ca/dspProgramDetail.cfm?programID=178703

Host(s): Kristin Schwartz, Asad Ismi
Featured Speakers/Guests: Tamarra James is a high priestess of the Wiccan Church of Canada. Alissa Trotz is an Associate Professor in Women and Gender Studies, and Director of the undergraduate Caribbean Studies Program at New College, University of Toronto. Bodia Bavuidi is a PhD Lecturer in Postcolonial Francophone Studies at University of Guelph. Tanya Kappo is Cree from the Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation, Treaty 8 Territory. She is a lawyer in Alberta. Margaret Alexander is a women’s studies professor at George Brown College in Toronto. Angie Umbac is a lawyer, an activist with Rainbow Rights in the Philippines, and was an International Grand Marshal of Toronto Pride. Veronica Gago is a Social Sciences faculty member at Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Credits: Lightly adapted for WINGS from “The History of Violence Against Women,” Part 1 of the series Women: The Oppressed Majority, produced by Kristin Schwartz and written by Asad Ismi.

Music: 1 minute and 20 second excerpt from “Destroy Everything You Touch” by Ladytron [other music from the original series, deleted for time]

More complete credits, including funders, at: http://previous.ncra.ca/dspProgramDetail.cfm?programID=178703

Comments: Parts 2 and 3 of this series to be released in future episodes of WINGS. Many thanks to Kristin and Asad for sharing this work.