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WRRD - Devil’s Advocates Radio Show｜July 19, 2019
Lizz is in town to counter the radical right wing anti-abortion activists and untalented musicians in Milwaukee and Madison. She shares her stories confronting these humorless folks with Shesus.
Rewire.News｜July 19, 2019, Why I Joined Abortion Activists in Milwaukee to Counter-Protest Operation Save America -
OSA, known for its regular harassment of abortion clinics, didn’t begin or end its weeklong fear-mongering in Kentucky…OSA has set its sights on Milwaukee, protesting this week at Affiliated Medical Services, the only independent abortion provider in the state. Reproductive rights nonprofit Abortion Access Front has dubbed the weeklong hate fest the Garbage Fyre Festival.
Star Tribune ｜July 18, 2019, Lizz Winstead recruits cast of women musicians to spoof rock's most sexist songs
“When people can still laugh, they haven’t given up hope, and when you expose hypocrisy through humor, you become a reliable narrator,” she [Winstead] said.
City Pages | July 18, 2019, Lizz Winstead and friends rip on sexist songs at Do Re #MeToo
“The songs that we love, that we grew up humming and singing along to, are horrible in how they define women,” Winstead says. “We’re looked at as pieces of meat, and inferior to whoever the guy is who can carry a tune.”
WORT 89.9 FM｜July 17, 2019, Abortion Access Front supports choice options
Local comedian and activist Dina Nina Martinez and national comedian Lizz Winstead talk about their group and the upcoming event in Madison on July 20.
WORT 89.9 FM｜July 17, 2019, Abortion AF with Lizz Winstead
As the national conversation around reproductive rights intensifies, Carousel spends the hour with Lizz Winstead, renowned comedian and founder of Abortion Access Front. Responding to listener calls, they touch on the various roles of activism, legislation, religion, and race to the changing realities of abortion access in America.
WISN｜July 16, 2019, Abortion debate takes center stage outside Milwaukee Planned Parenthood
“It’s not OK to go to clinics and be part of this anger-fueled thing when someone’s trying to go to the doctor, it feels really oppressive. Clinics are a place of refuge, and their a place of healthcare,” Winstead said.
WTMJ TV｜July 16, 2019, Pro-life and pro-choice advocates face off in Milwaukee this week
“Wisconsin has had some very oppressive laws closing down many clinics. There’s [sic] only three clinics left in the entire state of Wisconsin to service all of its people,” Abortion Access Front founder, Lizz Winstead, said.
Shepherd Express｜July 16, 2019, Pro-Life, Pro-Choice Protesters Face Off in Milwaukee
Around 20 pro-choice protesters with the Garbage Fyre Festival held “Honk for Choice” signs on the East Side Tuesday, just blocks from a pro-life rally located near the corner of an abortion service center.
WRRD Devil’s Advocates Radio Show｜July 15, 2019, Lizz Winstead – founder and chief creative officer, Abortion Access Front & co-creator and former head writer of “The Daily Show” – co-founder of Air America Radio
Lizz stops in studio to talk about the fight for abortion access, putting on comedy shows where anti-abortion activists show up.
Star Tribune｜July 12, 2019, Sexist songs are getting the Lizz Winstead treatment
“When you have really cool women singing horribly sexist songs, you realize, as you listen to this compilation, how often our culture says dreadful things about women and defines women and what they do,” Winstead said.
Skullduggery｜July 12, 2019, Investigating Jeffrey Epstein
The Daily Show co-creator Lizz Winstead join co-hosts Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on this episode. Winstead joins to unveil the origin story of the term ‘Fake News’ as well as her activism with Abortion Access Front and her battle to save women’s reproductive rights.
The Cap Times | July 12, 2019, Wedge Issues: Lizz Winstead on activism, abortion and Plaza burgers
Opinions editor Jessie Opoien talks with Winstead about what will happen at Abortion AF tour stops, the role of satire in the battle over reproductive rights, and how activists on the right have shaped the way people talk about abortion.
Shepherd Express｜July 11, 2019, Pro-Choice Advocates to Ascend on Milwaukee This Weekend
Some of the events planned for the Garbage Fyre Festival, which was organized by Abortion Access Front, include live events such as comedy, burlesque, and music. OSA on the other hand will bring national voices to speak out against abortion rights and could include as many as 1,500 participants.
The Cap Times | July 11, 2019, There's nothing funny about curtailing women's rights. But they're doing a comedy show anyway
Winstead believes a visit from Operation Save America should spark the same outrage as a visit from white supremacists would. “When it comes down to people who are trying to literally destroy the reproductive rights of half of the population, where are people taking to the streets?” she said.