As the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, last month, in many ways, the gay rights movement seems to be pushing forward faster than many had anticipated. Some are already turning toward other complex issues, like gender. This month’s Western Skies brings a variety of community perspectives on an issue that can confuse even those who study it. Please note, some content may be considered unsuitable for sensitive listeners.

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Roundtable
microLECTURE: The Evolution of the Warrior Ideal and the Repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell
microLECTURE: Bullying, Masculinity & The Spectre of the Fag
microLECTURE: The Sexualization of Girls
microLECTURE: Dykes, Bikes & the Tenancy of Masculinity
Poetry: Readings by Stephany Rose

Western Skies is a collaboration between KRCC News and The Big Something.


Roundtable

For this month’s Roundtable, KRCC’s Noel Black sat down with Heidi R. Lewis, Assistant Professor of Feminist and Gender Studies at Colorado College; Attorney Julie Wolfe; and reporter Stephanie Earls with the Colorado Springs Gazette.

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(You can read Stephanie Earls’ article about the civil rights decision in the case of Coy Mathis here.)


microLECTURE: The Evolution of the Warrior Ideal and the Repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell

Colorado College Economics and Business Professor, Lt. Col. Jim Parco (Ret.) presents a micro lecture on the relationship between the perception of the warrior ideal and the argument against the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.


microLECTURE: Bullying, Masculinity & The Spectre of the Fag

Dr. C.J. Pascoe, author of Dude, You’re a Fag, has spent the past decade studying the relationships between teenage boys and their definitions of masculinity. In the following segment, Pascoe talks about the relationship between gender, bullying and sexuality.


microLECTURE: The Sexualization of Girls

Colorado College Psychology professor and member of the American Psychological Association Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls, Tomi-Ann Roberts explores the issue of the sexualization of girls and women in our society.

 

You can read the report of the APA Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls by clicking HERE.


microLECTURE: Dykes, Bikes & the Tenancy of Masculinity

Alex Ilyasova, English professor at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs examines the gender dynamics of power and masculinity via the framework of the Dykes on Bikes trademark case.


Poetry: Readings by Stephany Rose

Poet and Professor Stephany Rose teaches Women’s and Ethnic studies at UCCS. She reads two poems from her book Stilettoed Roses Bleed.

Hunting Ground:

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Virtuous Woman:

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