Earlier this week we got a chance to sit down w/ popular blogger, commentator, author and recovering lawyer Jill Filipovic. Many know her as the force behind one of the largest and oldest feminist blogs on the web Feministe. She was visiting the Bay Area and got stuck for a few days because of Hurricane Sandy, that allowed us to catch up with her.
During our sit down we talked about the 2012 Election season and the relentless war on women. We talked about what sort of impact all the rhetoric and long list of anti-abortion laws resurrected in over 20 states would have come Nov 6th.
We also talked about how did we go from a country that seemed to be progressing with the emergence of the Women’s Rights Movement 30/ 40 years ago to one where we see such vitriol directed at our mothers, sisters, daughters and wives who compose of more than 50% of our population. Jill gave us a thorough breakdown of all the new laws, what may be coming down the pipe and what sort of policies have had international implications.
Jill gave a clear assessment of why there is backlash against women. We also talked at length about some of the missteps the women’s movement may have made and what sort of bridges and improvement need to be made moving forward. We also talked about why we seen so many men in the forefront of anti-abortion and anti-birth control movements. We talked about the controversy surrounding Georgetown student Sandra Fluke.
We had a great and insightful discussion. Jill gave us a sobering reminder of some the key issues at stake as we head on into the election. Reflect, React and Rise up..
You can peep our HKR intv w/ Jill Filipovic of Feministe by clicking the link below..