Listening to other people's radio choices can sometimes be quite an education. Before my Dad died it was always talkback (ZB) on at my folks' place, which used to raise everyone's blood pressure I'm sure. Until I was about 13 I literally did not know that you could listen to music on the radio. I thought ZB was all there was, and I absorbed Holmes' breakfast show every morning, on the pink clock radio I was given one Xmas. I could never understand why my school peers didn't seem to have heard a certain news item or interview. Finally one of the girls in my class pointed out that ZB wasn't the only radio station in town, and that if I wanted to I could even listen to music more often than Leighton Smith played his intro song.
Since then I've changed favourite stations several times, and currently when I'm in charge of the dial it's usually pointed to 101.4 FM. At the moment though I'm spending a lot of time at my Mum's and the first change she made after my father's death was to ixne the alkbackte and have pleasant music on at all times. So now I'm listening to Easy Mix 98.2 FM, which I think it's fair to say isn't advertising to my demographic.
Because if they were advertising to feminist new mums who work for unions (and who wouldn't want to monopolise that vital group!) they probably wouldn't be the station of choice for the Sistas Women's Conference 2008. Sandwiched between Simply Red and Michael Bolton was this funny little advert which spelt out it's funny little url, so I figured I'd have a look.
There's really not much info on what's on the agenda, but it's clear that it is centred around an evangelical Christian picture of womanhood. Pictures are provided, in lieu of a run-down of what's on, and a list of guest speakers, all of whom clearly have significant credentials in the area of charismatic Christianity. One profile mentions a guest's "real passion to see women become who God has designed them to become" but there's no explanation of what our design specifications might be.
Does anyone else have any further information? There is a promo video but I'm not able to download it on this computer. Reading between the lines I would suspect it's a particular, and peculiar, view of womanhood that sees us as helpmates and breeding vessels, but I could be wrong. Certainly not all Christian churches, or Christians, see women that way, however this conference looks like it might be organised by those strands who do?
Italics indicate an edit to address the concern raised by muerk in comments, and to ensure the post more accurately reflects my views on Christianity.