We had a live show tonight with Laura, Sam, Melanie and Kelsey. Laura interviewed Julie Springer of YouNeverReallyKnow.com about the importance of getting tested for STIs. If you live in Edmonton, you can get tested at AHS STD Clinic. Here's what you need to know:
Edmonton General Hospital Site 11111-Jasper Avenue, Room 3B20 Edmonton, Alberta T5K 0L4 Tel: (780) 413-5156. Hours of operation: Mon. – Friday. 8:30 – 5 pm The clinic works by appointment, but drop-in patients will also be seen.
Melanie told us about the Pink Chaddi Campaign. This is a valentine's day protest led by a group of women in India who are calling themselves Consortium of Pub-going, Loose and Forward Women. It began after a group of women were beaten in the street for the crime of being at a pub. The women refuse to back down and are calling attention to what happened with this campaign. For more information, check out their facebook page.
The Superbowl was last week. The game has become almost as known for its commercials as it is for the game. This year, there was a striking theme of sexism. Kelsey tells us, not only did they play an anti-choice ad, the ads for products relied on the idea that simple things that any person would do actually emasculate men. In response to the anti-choice ad, Planned Parenthood created a spot featuring a former NFL player Sean James and Olympic gold medalist Al Joyner. In response to another ad, which suggests masculinity is very fragile indeed, MacKenzie Fegan created Woman's Last Stand.
Sam let us know that there is a problem with peepers in the Garneau area. Several woman have experienced being looked at, photographed and filmed by people outside their windows. The peepers are going in to yards to get to hard to access windows. This is very disturbing and if you have experienced this, we stand in solidarity with you. You can share your story at firstname.lastname@example.org, an email address which has been set up as part of an effort to raise awareness about this in the community. You can contact EPS at 780-423-4567 and report it. You can also contact the Garneau Sisterhood by emailing them at email@example.com. They can put you in contact with other women who have experienced this and offer you solidarity and support.
Laura had some information about events going on. You find a blog post about them here. She also talked about sexual assault. You can find more information in this blog post, but we want to make very clear that it was not your fault. Only assailants can be held responsible for assault, no one ever deserves it or causes it. If you have been assaulted, you can contact the Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton or the Sexual Assault Centre of the University of Alberta. If it has been less than 7 days, you can also see the Sexual Assault Response Team at a number of Edmonton and area emergency rooms. Read the blog post for more information about SART and about third-party reporting.
This week's Radio Eve, was "Horn Blower" by Ndidi Onukwulu