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World of Wonder Series, Weekly Words on Women

Worlds of Wonder is mostly a blog dealing with games, gamers and gaming.* Some of the blog is interesting to me, and some of it I just don’t get. However, when Loquacious (one of the blog posters) started a series of posts last week about women, I was totally blown away and I want to share it with as many women as I possibly can.

Her first post was titled The Strip Club and I meant to post about it last week. This quote provides the meat of the post:

There’s a lot of media portrayal of strippers are women as “victims”; ladies totally at the mercy of some thug club owner. Whether performing on stage, offering a close look at her tattoos, giving guys a shot at motorboating, doing a lapdance or anything else, the women working were in total control. Not even a hand touched these women without their permission. They owned their bodies, using them to ultimate advantage in a situation where they were a valued commodity.

Control is what it’s all about- whether in life or in games. In games (and life), the girls get the short end of control way too often, so it’s nice to see at least one area where they’re more in charge. Watching the strippers really gave me food for thought.

I highly recommend this post. It gave me “food for thought” as well.

The second post is titled Watching the World Turn Upside Down

Over the next few weeks, I will be looking at access and control some more, along with the gaming community and how women are viewed and treated. I’ll probably discuss how we got to where we are today, and ask a lot of questions.

Last time, I talked about control and access in regards to women’s sexuality. This time, – let’s talk about women’s rights. I’m specifically looking at the way the world is changing and how control and access is being challenged, especially via religion and politics (at least in the US).




*Tabletop, paper and dice, use your imagination gaming


Two milestones

Title IX turned 40 this week and 43 years ago this week the Stonewall Riots which some say mark the beginning of the GLBT movement happened.

The Daily Beast posted a very nice story  about Title IX by First Dad Barack Obama:

Coaching my daughter Sasha’s basketball team is one of those times when I just get to be “Dad.” I snag rebounds, run drills, and have a little fun. More importantly, I get to watch Sasha and her teammates improve together, start thinking like a team, and develop self-confidence.

I personally was not turned on by the fact that girls could get equal treatment in sports, even though I could have taken advantage of it in 1972.

This is from a Civil Rights website article about the Stonewall Riots:

June 28, will mark the [43rd] anniversary of the Stonewall riots, the event largely regarded as a catalyst for the LGBT movement for civil rights in the United States.  The riots inspired LGBT people throughout the country to organize in support of gay rights, and within two years after the riots, gay rights groups had been started in nearly every major city in the United States.

At the time, there were not many places where people could be openly gay. New York had laws prohibiting homosexuality in public, and private businesses and gay establishments were regularly raided and shut down.

In the early hours of June 28, 1969, a group of gay customers at a popular gay bar in Greenwich Village called the Stonewall Inn, who had grown angry at the harassment by police, took a stand and a riot broke out. As word spread throughout the city about the demonstration, the customers of the inn were soon joined by other gay men and women who started throwing objects at the policemen, shouting “gay power.”

Police reinforcements arrived and beat the crowd away, but the next night, the crowd returned, even larger than the night before, with numbers reaching over 1000. For hours, protesters rioted outside the Stonewall Inn until the police sent a riot-control squad to disperse the crowd.  For days following, demonstrations of varying intensity took place throughout the city.




Playlist June 26 2012 – host barb

Song artist album time label date
99 Luftballons Nena 99 Luftballoons 3:56 Sony Import 1990
90 MPH Andra Suchy Little Heart 3:53 Red House 2012
9 To 5 Dolly Parton I Am Woman 2:46 Sony 1981
85° Christine Lavin Good Thing He Can’t Read My Mind 5:26 Patuxent 1988
75 Septembers Cheryl Wheeler Different Stripe 4:07 Philo 2002
70 Sup’m Pieces Of Bob Sister Carol Isis 4:19 Lightyear
65 Roses Eve Selis Family Tree 3:11 HCT 2011
6’1″ Liz Phair Exile in Guyville 3:06 Capitol 1993
5th Of July The Refugees 3 4:16 Wabuho 2011
$55 Hotel Kate Jacobs Home Game 3:32 Small Pond Music 2010
500 Miles Rosanne Cash The List 3:04 Manhattan Records 2009
50 Miles Of Elbow Room Dale Ann Bradley Don’t Turn Your Back 3:33 Compass 2009
5 Below Evie Ladin Band Evie Ladin Band 4:39 Evil Diane Records 2012
42nd St. Psycho Blues Janis Ian Society’s Child (The Verve Recordings) 3:56 Verve 1968
40 Audrey Auld Mezera Music With The Dirt Left On 3:16 Reckless records 2008
3rd Avenue L Brenda Kahn Goldfish Don’t Talk Back 2:56 Community 3
2000 Miles The Pretenders The Isle Of View 3:33 Warner Brothers 1995
200 More Miles [Live] Cowboy Junkies 200 More Miles: Live Performances 1985-1994 [Disc 1] 6:04 RCA 1995
20 Questions Amy Rigby After The Fair – 21st Century Women 3:19 K-Tel 1996
1952 Vincent Black Lightning Zoe Mulford Bonfires 3:56 Azalea City Recordings 2009
19 Miles To Baghdad Lizzie West & The White Buffalo Sowing The Seeds: The 10th Anniversary 5:13 Verve Forecast 2007
16 Elephants Jill King Rain On Fire 5:24 Foundher Records 2010
14c Emilie Mover Seems So Long 1:58 MAPL
101° Michelle McAfee Up In The Air 3:58 Awake Now records 2011
1000 Years Amanda Mabro Superwoman In the Making 2:59 Xxi-21 2006
1000 Paper Princes (Eve’s Lament) Julia Brown Strange Scars 4:47 Julia Brown 2008
1000 Grandmothers Holly Near with emmas revolution We Came To Sing! 3:01 Calico Tracks Music 2009
100 Years From Now Karen Elson The Ghost Who Walks 3:13 Third Man Records 2010
10,000 Miles Mary Chapin Carpenter Party Doll & Other Favorites 6:13 Sony 1999
10,000 Lures Kate Campbell Two Nights In Texas 5:02 Large River Music 2011
1,000 Springs Heather O’Neill A Feminist Manifesto – EP 3:25 Firebelly Music 2011
Power Of Two Indigo Girls Swamp Ophelia 5:22 Jill Music 1994
At Last Denise Brigham Hotel Lafayette 4:08 Denise Brigham, Inc. 2009
Thirteen Summer Moons Lynn Hollyfield Layers 3:49 Marco Delmar 2010
Summertime Dreamin’ Lydia Adams Davis Gift Of Story 3:15 Three Feathers Music 1996
Summertime Blues Joan Jett & The Blackhearts I Love Rock N’ Roll 2:18 Blackheart Records 1981
Summertime Michelle Branch Everything Comes And Goes 4:13 Warner Brothers 2010
The Summertime Jennifer Gasoi Songs for You 3:42 Universal Music 2003
Summertime Big Brother & The Holding Company Cheap Thrills 4:01 Sony 1968
Summerfling k.d. lang Live By Request 4:04 Warner Brothers/WEA 2001
Summer Weddings Christine Lavin Absolutely Live 3:27 Winthrop Records 2005
Summer Song Annika Fehling Fireflies 3:02 Rootsy.nu 2010
Summer Roses Calaveras Green Girl 3:45 Fennel and Mustard Records 2008
Summer of My Wasted Youth Amy Rigby Middlescence 3:22 Koch Records 1998

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Playlist for June 17, 2012 Host: Abby

Ani DiFranco “Splinter” from Which Side Are You On?
Anne Hills & David Roth “The Child Within”
Annie Moscow “Bed & Breakfast In New England” from Phoenix
Hiroe Sekine “IN MY LIFE” from After The Rainfall
Lucy Billings “Daddy’s Last Drive” from No Other Road
Delta Goodrem “Last Night On Earth” from Mistaken Identity
Caitlin Rose “THINGS CHANGE” from Own Side
Donna Adler “If My Life Were a Book” from Stories to Keep
Jean Synodinos “The Perfect Crime” from Girls, Good & Otherwise
Emma’s Revolution “Rise” from Revolutions Per Minute
Carol Sloane “Give Me The Simple Life” from When I Look In Your Eyes
Judy Garland “Minnie From Trinidad” from Tophits 1940-1945
Candye Kane “Big Fat Mamas Are Back In Style” from White Trash Girl
Katey Sagal “Ruby Tuesday” from Sons of Anarchy/Shelter EP
Amy Adams & Miss Piggy “Me Party” from The Muppets (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Meryn Cadell “Job Application” from Angel Food for Thought
Renaissance “Black Flame” from Turn of the Cards
Joan Baez “Love Song to a Stranger” from How Sweet the Sound
Joni Mitchell “The Gallery” from amchitka CD ALBUM
Claudia Schmidt “Wings of Wonder” from Bend In the River
Michelle McAfee (featuring David Jacobs-Strain) “Up In The Air” from Up in the Air
Nancy Baudette “Hard Times” from Honestly
Ellen Cherry “1864: A Civil War Bride” from Years
Gaye Adegbalola “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah” from Blues In All Flavors
Big Brother and the Holding Company featuring Janis Joplin “Coo Coo” from Live at the Carousel Ballroom 1968
Buffy Sainte-Marie “She used to wanna be a Ballerina” from She Used to Wanna Be a Ballerina
Loreena McKennitt “The Lady Of Shallot” from Troubadours On the Rhine
Gillian Welch “Red Clay Halo” from Time (The Revalator)
Caroline Doctorow “Prairie In the Sky” from I Carry All I Own-The Songs of Mary McCaslin
Driftwood Fire “INTERMISSION” from How to Untangle a Heartache
Bella Hardy “Written In Green” from Songs Lost & Stolen
Mary Chapin Carpenter “What Would You Say To Me” from between here and gone
Eliza Gilkyson “2153” from Roses at the End of
Pat Parker “For Straight Folks…” from Lesbian Concentrate
Ferron “Shadows On a Dime”
Quickies “Fig Martini” from Dying Of Happiness
Carly Simon “You’re So Vain” from Never Been Gone
Cocteau Twins “Shallow Then Halo” from garlands
Nanci Griffith “Never Going Back” from Intersection
Stevie Nicks “Landslide (Orchestra Version)” from THE SOUNDSTAGE SESSIONS (Deluxe Edition) (Reprise Records 2009)Buy it!

Cats and Dogs June 18 2012

A special program with host Susan Helmink, Monday Night, 6/18, 6-7PM, on
WEFT 90.1FM:

How does the health of dogs and cats – with and without homes – affect
human health? Learn about local to global initiatives to maintain healthy
communities for humans and non-humans alike, including a non-surgical
alternative to neutering. Our guest will be Dr. Bob Weedon, Adjunct
Clinical Professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University
of Illinois and Shelter Veterinarian at the Champaign County Humane


Blues, Brews, & BBQ June 29-30 2012

WEFT is a co-sponsor and MC of the 2012 Blues, Brews, and BBQ Festival,
Friday June 29 and Saturday June 30th.

This year, the event will be held around the corner from WEFT, on Walnut
and Main in downtown Champaign.

For more information, go to http://www.bluesbrewsandbbqfest.com