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Benazir Bhutto

We’re back!!! Season 4 starts the revolution with Bonnie talking about the first female Prime Minister of Pakistan, Benazir Bhutto. 

Show Notes & Extras

  • Start of season 4!!!!!!
  • It’s the start of Revoluntionary Gal Month
  • This month’s gal pals are Katie Harris, Bonnie Fillenwarth, Lisa Cardona and Dr. Leah Leach
  • Book Club shout out
  • Bonnie’s art stuff
  • Lisa wants to know if you want to volunteer for Gal’s Guide?
  • Calendar time!
  • Bonnie’s 1 Cool Revoluntionary Gal is Benazir Bhutto
  • Her father Ali Bhutto political life
  • PPP Pakistian People’s Party
  • JFK meeting
  • Her father was for equality
  • Shout out to episode Saudi Arabian Women’s Right to Drive
  • Siblings
  • “She owes a debt to her people”
  • Benazir’s name means “without compare”
  • Havard & Oxford
  • Father lost an election to a military leader and arrested
  • He was hung
  • Brother hijacted a plane
  • Benazir and her mother spent time in prision and house arrest.
  • Left France to see her brother who was poisioned
  • Carry on her father’s legacy but need a husband
  • UPDATE – the 10% guy his name is Asif Ali Zardari
  • Campaining while pregnant
  • Explosive Mangos?
  • 1988 Prime Minister of Pakistan
  • Built 4800 schools
  • Women’s police stations
  • Women’s banks and courts
  • Military issues
  • After 20 months removed for corruption
  • 1993 Prime Minister again
  • UPDATE her term was 1993-1996
  • Volunteer Exhile for 8 years
  • Husband in prison
  • UPDATE: three kids, Bilawal, Bakhtawar and Aseeta
  • Several assissation attemps
  • “If I die” email
  • Security weirdness
  • Weird parelles
  • Podcast that Bonnie recommends is BBC Assassition Series
  • Documentary on Benazir is on Kanopy
  • Gal’s Guide Library has Benizar’s book Recognition


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