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Jennifer Baumgardner On Modern Feminism

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Single parenthood. Sexuality. Bisexual politics. Jennifer Baumgardner covers it all. An outspoken activist the likes of Gloria Steinem, her goal is to highlight and champion women's rights and gender equality. She aims to de-stigmatize rape and abortion, addressing taboo topics in the public sphere. In fact, she puts taboo on t-shirts. In 2004, she designed a t-shirt sold by Planned Parenthood that says only "I had an abortion," part of a project to get women to publicly "come out" about their procedures. For Baumgardner, the political is personal. A wife and mother, she is an outspoken bisexual who stands up for equal rights. And she's bringing her campaign to Charlotte. She's serving as "activist in residence" at UNC Charlotte this week and joins us to discuss modern feminism, activism, "sexual politics" and more. 


Jennifer Baumgardner - Award-winning writer, filmmaker, activist, and professor whose work explores abortion, sex, bisexuality, rape, single parenthood, and women's power. She is the author of Look Both Ways and Abortion & Life, and co-author of Manifesta. Her latest book is F' em: Goo Goo, Gaga and Some Thoughts On Balls. Jennifer Baumgardner's website SoapBox: The Source For Feminism Today Baumgardner is participating in a number of talks and workshops as "Activist in Residence" at UNC Charlotte Monday Oct. 17 - Friday. Oct. 21.