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Clothes, 1983, 32 minutes
An illustrated lecture on the semiotics of clothes, written, narrated and directed by Gloria Kaufman, who models a variety of outfits at the close of the program to demonstrate her arguments.
Women, Ritual, and Religion (Revised), 1983, 60 minutes
Examines the latest currents in feminist theology. Discusses liberation theology with Carol P. Christ and new feminist Z. Budapest, who demonstrate the self-blessing ritual, and talks with Elizabeth Schuessler Fiorenza who advocates a radical reconstruction of Christian theology and a repudiation of religious texts that promote violence. Looks at the prophetic tradition in Christianity with Madonna Kolbenschlag. An update of the 1977 production.
The Politics of Humor: A Feminist View, 1983, 60 minutes
Kaufman directed, produced and co-wrote this video magazine exploring the relationship between feminism and humor. An illustrated lecture by host and co-writer Madeleine Pabis is supplemented by two routines by feminist humorist Kate Clinton, who, says Pabis, "applauds lesbianism in an open and natural way"; an "Emma Goldman puppet show," also hosted by Pabis, essentially a burlesque on Goldman's legal battles that closes with a short sketch about the naming of Planned Parenthood; and an excerpt from a lecture by Una Stannard about male "womb envy."
Pornography: Legal Issues and Beyond, 1986, 55 minutes (IUSB Archives copy)
A panel discussion featuring Dora Reynolds, host; Eileen Bender, moderator, Mary Kay Blakely, writer; Dolores Frese, professor; and Sharon Wildey, attorney. Directed and edited by Gloria Kaufman. The opening of the program is not included in the VHS copy in the IU South Bend Archives, which abruptly begins with Dolores Frese discussing legal remedies to address pornography.