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Barbara Honegger and Cathleen McGuire continue the conversation on (eco)feminism

White House Policy Advisor Barbara Honegger

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Two weeks ago Cathleen McGuire came on my show to discuss #MeToo and advocate ecofeminism—a critique of patriarchy that sees the subjugation and exploitation of women and nature as closely linked, and proposes to treat the disease by balancing female and male, nature and culture, and right and left brain hemisphere consciousness. (On the latter point, check out Leonard Schlain’s The Alphabet vs. the Goddess.)

Today, Cat rejoins us alongside Barbara Honegger, who continues the conversation by recounting her efforts to re-frame the abortion issue for Ronald Reagan when Barbara was serving as Presidential Policy Advisor from 1981 to 1983.

Is Barbara correct in asserting that any legal ban on abortion amounts to a forced seizure of a bodily organ (the womb) as well as a form of slavery? Listen and make up your own mind.

For more details about Barbara’s Reagan White House efforts on women’s issues, check out Barbara’s interview with Bonnie Faulkner, transcribed here.

Barbara Honegger is a leading researcher, author and public speaker on the 9/11 Pentagon attack and the anthrax attacks.

She has served in high-level positions in the U.S. Federal Government, including White House Policy Analyst and Special Assistant to the Assistant to the President.

Her pioneering book October Surprise, on the deep story behind the Iran side of the Iran/Contra scandal, now confirmed by formerly classified documents, led to a full-subpoena-power U.S. Congressional investigation.

From 2000 to 2011, Ms. Honegger served as Senior Military Affairs Journalist at the Naval Postgraduate School, the premiere science, technology and national security affairs graduate research university of the U.S. Department of Defense. She was the only invited researcher to testify at both the historic Toronto 9/11 Hearings on the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 and the follow-on Vancouver Hearings six months later. She is one of 50 founding current and former high-level government, military and intelligence officials to call for a new 9/11 investigation at, and one of 20 charter members of Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth.

Ms. Honegger has a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree from Stanford University; a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Experimental Psychology from John F. Kennedy University; and Masters level certification in National Security Decision-making from the Naval War College, all in the U.S.

Her 9/11-related publications include:

2 Thoughts to “Barbara Honegger and Cathleen McGuire continue the conversation on (eco)feminism”

  1. “Barbara Honegger argues for legal abortion right up to one nanosecond before birth :

    Quran [002:074] : “And yet, after all this, your hearts hardened and became like rocks, or even harder: for, behold, there are rocks from which streams gush forth; and, behold, there are some from which, when they are cleft, water issues; and, behold, there are some that fall down for awe of God And God is not unmindful of what you do!”

  2. Irose

    Here’s the crux of the matter:
    ‘Patriarchy’ is not a concept to believe in or not. ‘Patriarchy’ is the paradigm we’re living inside of.
    In only few times and only few persons were and are able to emerge out of the paradigm and see differently. This happened during the various surges of what we call ‘feminism’ over the millenniums.
    Once outside the present ‘Patriarchal’ paradigm we can see earlier ‘civilizations’ governed by multiple deities of all sexes, the care over wellbeing (s.c. medicine) in the hand of midwifes and knower & gatherers of healing plants, unfathomed technology, and a kinship with all life.

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