Thinking about the gendered state

Perceptions matter, especially in geopolitics. I am researching how the recent incidents in Crimea are being narrated in US media. I am particularly interested in how gendered language brings to mind values attributed to superior masculine qualities in contrast to weaker feminine ones and how these are put on both Barack Obama and Vladimir Pution. […]

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What’s love got to do with it

“This day of torment, of craziness, of foolishness—only love can make it end in happiness and joy“ ~ W. A. Mozart and Lorenzo Da Ponte, Le Nozze di Figaro (1786) Love as part of public conversations on politics, social policy and justice tends to be ridiculed, misunderstood, underrated or seen as out of place. Few […]

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