WBEZ | weather underground http://www.wbez.org/tags/weather-underground Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Former Weather Underground leader shares tips on raising feminist boys http://www.wbez.org/series/storycorps/former-weather-underground-leader-shares-tips-raising-feminist-boys-109701 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/RS7425_chi000500_g2-scr (1).JPG" alt="" /><p><p>Bernardine Dohrn is perhaps best known for her role as a leader of a militant anti-war group in the &lsquo;60s and &lsquo;70s. After a decade in hiding, she turned herself in to face charges.</p><p>She went on to a career as a prominent legal advocate for children, founding Northwestern&rsquo;s Children and Family Justice Center.</p><p>Dohrn came to the Chicago StoryCorps booth with longtime friend, Julie Biehl, who now leads the justice center, to talk about the challenges they face in raising feminist sons, and dealing with some of the boys&#39; interest in guns.</p><p>BERNARDINE: I thought that I wasn&rsquo;t going to have children. I was kind of adamant that the only way to make it OK for women to grow up in a patriarchal society and fight that was that lots of women would choose not to have children.</p><p>She and Biehl each ended up raising three sons.&nbsp;</p><p>BERNARDINE: I&nbsp;kind of always joked about the feminist mothers of boys club.</p><p><em>To hear how they worked to raise socially aware young men (and Rosa Parks&#39; surprise visit!), check out the audio above.</em></p><p><em>Lynette Kalsnes is a reporter/producer at WBEZ. Follow her <a href="https://twitter.com/LynetteKalsnes">@LynetteKalsnes</a>.&nbsp;</em></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="450" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Fplaylists%2F6250422" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 08:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/series/storycorps/former-weather-underground-leader-shares-tips-raising-feminist-boys-109701 Year 25: Bernardine Dohrn http://www.wbez.org/series/year-25/year-25-bernardine-dohrn-105572 <p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="http://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F79952717&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false&amp;color=ff7700" width="100%"></iframe></p><p><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/bernardine%20dohrn%20crop.jpg" style="height: 315px; width: 200px; float: right;" title="Courtesy of Bernardine Dohrn" /></p><p>Bernardine Dohrn is reaching a milestone this year: at the age of 71, she&#39;ll be retiring in August from her long career as professor, advocate, director and founder of the Children and Family Justice Center at Northwestern University.</p><p>But Dohrn, of course, also made a mark on the national and Chicago stages in her younger days, as leader of the radical group the Weather Underground.</p><p>She was instrumental in the Days of Rage demonstrations in Chicago in 1969.</p><p>And she eventually ended up on the FBI&#39;s Ten Most Wanted List.</p><p>But before all that, Dohrn was law student, taking steps into the anti-war movement.</p><p>And that&#39;s where her year 25 story begins.</p></p> Sat, 16 Feb 2013 13:57:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/series/year-25/year-25-bernardine-dohrn-105572