Women Leaders Series: Margaret Thatcher - Political and Hegemonic Masculinity (Leading in a Diverse World)

This presentation focuses on the political journey of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and her relationship with hegemonic masculinity. It will show Thatcher's transformation into a hyper-masculine national figure through image transformation and engagement in the Falklands War. Topics will also include the "Thatcher, Thatcher, Milk Snatcher" controversy, the sinking of the Argentine ship ARA General Belgrano, and depictions of Thatcher in popular culture. The presentation will help participants understand the effect of masculine political institutions on women in government. The presentation will, in part, focus on the Falklands War and may be uncomfortable / triggering for people with a personal relationship with the conflict.

Presented by Jason Trafton '23, Politics Major

Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Taughannock Falls Room, Campus Center

Individuals who would like to request accessibility accommodations should contact leadership@ithaca.edu. We ask that requests be made as soon as possible to ensure they can be met.


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