On Monday, March 16th from 7-8 PM CST, WORT 89.9 FM will air another one of Thistle’s Access Hour programs! But this time, things are a bit different. First, the show is not focused on interviewing lesbians and feminists about Continue reading WORT 89.9 FM Airs Thistle’s Music Hour!
Three years ago, on February 3rd, 2017, Wisconsin Network for Peace, Justice & Sustainability (WNPJS), published a libelous statement about Thistle that caused a ripple effect that has led to her continued blacklisting and harassment to this day. The statement Continue reading WNPJS Removes Libelous Statement About Thistle After Three Years
The February 1 event Fighting the New Misogyny: A Feminist Critique of Gender Identity at the Seattle Public Library, was a victory over attempts to silence women once again. A victory over the witch hunt that has cost women jobs, Continue reading Women won free speech in Seattle! When will mainstream media get that?
The Defend Feminists campaign has received reports of a new physical threat/incitement to violence against Thistle Pettersen. At a meeting of an antiwar coalition in Madison, WI, January 28, 2020, an activist from the Party of Socialism and Liberation stated Continue reading Inciting Violence Has No Place on the Left
On Christmas Eve, Thistle received a message to her personal inbox from Wisconsin based environmental activist Cailie Kafura. Cailie’s message to Thistle included calling her “transphobic” and scolding her for celebrating J.K. Rowling’s recent tweet. Thistle posted Rowling’s tweet to Continue reading Christmas “cheer” sent to Thistle
We were reluctant to highlight this story coming from Madison about a former WORT 89.9 FM employee who was convicted of sexually assaulting a child, but the story merits examination and pause because this same man is responsible for defamatory comments about Thistle and Continue reading Madison Sex Offender Made Public Disparaging Comments About Thistle
Thistle finally published her side of the story recounting the many incidents that have happened to her in Madison after interviewing feminists on community radio station, WORT 89.9 FM, and holding up a sign at the Women’s March in 2017 that Continue reading Thistle publishes Her Side of the Story
We are unhappy to learn that Cindy Sheehan was de-platformed at an anti-war event in Carbondale Illinois but pleased to see that she has told her story on WLRN. This story was also picked up by this British media and Continue reading Cindy Sheehan De-platformed by Trans Activists
Renee Gerlich is a feminist writer and activist based in New Zealand. She granted Defend Feminists Committee’s request for an interview in September 2019. Please see her writings and her October 2018 interview with Feminist Current. NZ Green Party officials Continue reading Interview with feminist Renee Gerlich, of New Zealand
The lesbian feminist YouTube commentator, Magdalen Berns, died this morning in Scotland, at age 35 surrounded by family. She was in palliative care for cancer of the brain. She is loved by a whole generation of feminists and was known Continue reading Celebrating the Life of Magdalen Berns: Lesbian Feminist Icon