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Re:sound #18: The Women Show

This hour: decoding female language, an intimate dinner, and a tour of bathroom stall graffiti.

2005 / TCF / WBEZ 91.5, USA

This hour: decoding female language, an intimate dinner, and a tour of bathroom stall graffiti.

The International Language of Women
by Gwen Macsai (All Things Considered, 1991)
The essay that explains, at long last, why women always go to the bathroom in twos.

Dreaming of Fat Men
by Lorelei Harris (RTE Radio 1, 1994)
One evening in 1994, four women came together for a feast. They had never met one another. As far as anybody knew, they only had one thing in common: they were all obese. Not a little bit overweight or pleasantly plump or well rounded or anything like that -- these were four very fat women.

The Walls
by Laura Vitale (Brown Student Radio, 2004)
Every semester the bathroom walls in Brown University's main library are painted fresh, and by the end of the semester they are full of contemplative scribbles in overwhelming quantities. The heartfelt, highly repetitive graffiti often creates something like poetry.

This episode of Re:sound was produced by Roman Mars.

produced by

Gwen Macsai

Gwen Macsai is an award-winning radio producer, writer and host.

Lorelei Harris

Originally from South Africa, Lorelei Harris has spent the bulk of her working life in radio.

Laura Vitale

Laura Vitale is a multimedia artist and sound designer living in Brooklyn, NY.

Roman Mars

Roman Mars (@romanmars) is the creator of 99% Invisible , a short radio show about design and architecture.

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