GenderFuge is a podcast hosted by KelleyAnne Malinen using student-generated interview guides and recorded live in Sociology and Anthropology classrooms at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. KelleyAnne is a faculty member in the SOAN department at MSVU.
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The Bogus BDSM Defense - Chanelle Gallant & Andrea Zanin - 2 October, 2019
Welcome to the podcast Genderfuge, recorded in Gender & Society, a Sociology & Anthropology Class at Mount Saint Vincent University.
Today, using a student-generated interview guide, KelleyAnne interviews Kelly Martell and Rena Kulczycki.
Kelly (also known and Ka, The Lady Corbeau, Beau Raven) is a 31 year old born in Halifax. She and has worked in various areas from photography, management, sex work and full time performing arts. She is a full time burlesque dancer as well as dabbles in drag.
Rena is a 2nd Gen, mixed race settler in K'jipuktuk who makes a living as a facilitator of community youth development along with other freelance facilitation work. They have been exploring and performing gender through drag as Tai Europe and Friskie Business for five years. Rena is also an enormous fan of Kelly's work!
As always, today’s genderfuge intervie takes place in a Sociology & Anthropology Class at Mount Saint Vincent University - Gender & Society. Today, using a student-generated interview guide, KelleyAnne interviews Sherry Pictou.
Sherry Pictou is a Mi’kmaw woman from Ľsɨtkuk (water cuts through high rocks), known as Bear River First Nation, Nova Scotia, and an assistant professor with a focus on Indigenous feminism in the Women’s Studies Department at Mount Saint Vincent University. She is also a former chief for her community and the former co-chair of the World Forum of Fisher Peoples. Her research interests are decolonization of treaty relations, social justice for Indigenous women, Indigenous women’s role in food and lifeways, and Indigenous knowledge and food systems.
To prepare for this interview, our students viewed the film “We Story the Land” produced by Martha Stiegman and Sherry Pictou.
In this episode of the Genderfuge podcast, recorded in Gender & Society, a Sociology & Anthropology Class at Mount Saint Vincent University, KelleyAnne interviews Abimbola Shoboiki. Abimbola recently graduated with a Master's degree in Women and Gender Studies from Mount Saint Vincent University. Her research interests include Black identity, Autoethnography, Africentricity, Storytelling, women, gender and social justice. Our class prepared for this interview by reading two chapters from Abimbola’s thesis about the tradition of Othermothering.
Welcome to the first Genderfuge podcast, recorded in Gender & Society, a Sociology & Anthropology Class at Mount Saint Vincent University.
In this podcast, using a student-generated interview guide, KelleyAnne interviews Chanelle Gallant and Andrea Zanin. The conversation focuses on BDSM and the "Bogus BDSM Defense" - a phenomenon whereby defendants in sexual assault cases frame their violence as consensual kink. Gallant and Zanin argue that this strategy works best when used by defendants who hold social privilege and who are accused of sexually assaulting women who are socially marginalized, such is racialized, indigenous, and/or sex working women.
Chanelle Gallant is a long-time organizer, trainer, and writer with a focus on sex and justice. Her writing has appeared in MTV News, TruthOut, the Rumpus, Bitch magazine, and various anthologies. For over a decade, she has organized to build the power of people in the sex trade and to end policing and prisons. In 2016, she helped found the first chapter of Showing Up for Racial Justice outside of the United States. She is working on her first book, a theory of sexual labour.
Andrea Zanin is a queer writer, scholar, teacher, community organizer and expert witness who focuses on the ethics of BDSM/leather and non-monogamy. She has been published in Globe and Mail, Bitch, and Ms. Magazines, and many anthologies, both popular and scholarly. Andrea was named Toronto Leather Pride Woman of the Year 2014 and won the Pantheon of Leather Canadian Award for 2016. She is currently working on a book and plans to return to finish her PhD in gender, feminist, and women’s studies at York University.