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.

You can listen to the full episode here:

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

You can also head to the individual segments by using the following links:

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.

Listen to the edited version here (about 20 minutes):

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Listen to the full version here (about 36 minutes):

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

(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:

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Virtuous Woman:

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Visit Stephany Rose’s website.

 

Comments are closed.

News

Getty Images
August 14, 2018 | NPR · Kobach led incumbent Gov. Jeff Colyer by 345 votes, with provisional ballots still being counted. Democrats hope his controversial positions on immigration and voter fraud will give them an opening.
 

AP
August 14, 2018 | NPR · President Wallace Loh admitted at a news conference on Tuesday that the school’s athletic training staff “misdiagnosed” Jordan McNair’s collapse and that their failures led to his death.
 

Getty Images
August 14, 2018 | NPR · The lawsuit also says the parent companies “whitewashed” sexual harassment claims against an executive carrying out a plan to hide Tinder’s full value. The companies blast the suit as “sour grapes.”
 

Arts & Life

August 14, 2018 | NPR · Che Apalache is a band made up of one North American and three Argentinians. They play bluegrass and have been a big hit with Anglo audiences and Latinx listeners as they tour the rural U.S.
 

August 14, 2018 | FA · When Karen Piper was 6, her family moved to the Mojave Desert. In A Girl’s Guide To Missiles she describes how her parents designed weapons, but she didn’t understand how it all connected to war.
 

Getty Images/EyeEm
August 14, 2018 | NPR · Journalist Vince Beiser’s no-nonsense writing makes light reading of a grim subject, the past and future of sand, but it paints a telling picture of how great a problem lies before us.
 

Music

August 14, 2018 | NPR · Che Apalache is a band made up of one North American and three Argentinians. They play bluegrass and have been a big hit with Anglo audiences and Latinx listeners as they tour the rural U.S.
 

August 14, 2018 | FA · Early in his career, clarinetist Andy Biskin worked as an assistant to the folklorist Alan Lomax. Biskin’s new album features new settings of songs drawn from Lomax’s The Folk Songs of North America.
 

Courtesy of the artist
August 14, 2018 | NPR · Iron & Wine has been performing the song live since at least 2013, but has just given it its first proper release ahead of the band’s upcoming EP, Weed Garden.
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab