Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Monday, July 4, 2016: Cynthia Enloe on gender and militarism

Militarism, Feminism and Nationalism

Now listen to part of an interview with Cynthia Enloe, perhaps the foremost U.S. scholar on gender and militarism.  Enloe is the author of many books including Does Khaki Become You? The Militarization of Women's Lives, Bananas, Beaches, and Bases, and Globalization and Militarism: Feminists Make the Link.  As the Pentagon announces that it is now open to transgender soldiers, we discuss the role of the military in enforcing cultural ideals of masculinity and how the integration of women into units has - and has not - challenged that.

The interview with Enloe was aired on May 27, 2013. Click to listen now. 24:13 min.

Freedom from Fat Shame! A Reading + Discussion
North Branch, 1170 The Alameda
Saturday July 2nd
Virgie Tovar has assembled a group of incisive writers and activists for an evening of body liberation with readings and personal stories. Let their words smash your feelings of fat-shame and help you foster acceptance in yourself and celebrate diversity your community!  Featuring comic artist Casey Gilly, Co-Managing Editor for Everyday Feminism Jezebel Delilah X, poet Baruch Porras-Hernandez, burlesque performer Irene McCalphin, and Dr. Kjerstin Gruys, author of Mirror, Mirror off the Wall.

Click here to listen to entire show. 59:50 min.

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