Solidarity in the Christian Humanist Radio Network. Danny and Megan Von Bergen of the Sectarian Review Podcast join forces with Victoria Reynolds Farmer of the Christian Feminist Podcast to discuss the controversy about "Fearless Girl," a recent Wall Street craze. If you are unfamiliar with the Fearless Girl, she is statue that has been placed in direct confrontation with the famous Wall Street charging bull. To many, she has become the symbol of an emerging girl power in the boys club of American finance. There is an opposing viewpoint, however. Jillian Steinhauer, writing for Hyperallergic, labels her "Fake Corporate Feminism." This episode of Sectarian Review takes Steinhauer's article as its jumping off point. Is there something redeemable for feminism and anti-institutional resistance in Fearless Girl? Is it a corporate shell game that co-opts the language of resistance just to tame it for the PR benefit of the existing power structure?
Also in this episode, Danny announces a special contest for Sectarian Review listeners with special prizes at stake!
"Facebook Feminism, Like it or Not" by Susan Faludi
General Electric Millie Dresselhaus ad
Mayor de Blasio gives official public approval to Fearless Girl
In this, the first of two episodes about cultural monuments, Danny Anderson is joined by Jay Eldred and Jordan Poss. The three discuss the indeterminacy of symbols in collective memory. From the Confederate Flag to the erasure of dissent in Stalin’s Soviet Union, we explore the controversies inherent in our cultural monuments.
Memento Park in Budapest
The problem with Rhodes in Britain
College Campus protest culture
The Confederate Flag
Jay gets philosophical
The lack of unified memory
Italians and the American Confederate Flag
KKK and local power
The Confederate Flag, the Swastika and “controlling the brand”
Confederate Flag(s) and their history
Monuments not an Aristotelian process
ISIS, Rome and the Damnation of memory
Stalin and making “history”
The Crusades: Churches into Mosques, Mosques into Churches
Should we even remember?
Memory as Mourning
In Praise of Forgetting
Protesting Building names
Audience Homework! Figure out where Jay and Jordan went to college
Chief Wahoo's demise
Clemson's racist history?
Best practices in naming things
Nazis and NASA!
The Twilight Zone!
The pain of our being
Wernher Von Braun, Project Paperclip, and more Nazis at NASA
Freestyle Christianity Podcast - Marika Rose appearance
De-complicating history is bad
John C. Calhoun
Danny hates Oberlin
Jay hates feedback
Memory is individual
Jordan's hall-of-fame quote
Danny's critique of the Left
In Praise of Forgetting by David Rieff
Why Study History? by John Fea
The Monuments Men by Bret Witter and Robert M. Edsel
Nations Divided: America, Italy, and the Southern Question, by Don H. Doyle
Who Are Public Monuments For? http://www.frontporchrepublic.com/2016/06/who-are-public-monuments-for/
America’s War On The Confederacy Is Really A War On The Past. http://thefederalist.com/2016/05/24/war-on-the-confederacy-is-a-war-on-the-past/
A God Who Remembers by Elie Weisel. http://www.npr.org/2008/04/07/89357808/a-god-who-remembers
Hope, Despair, and Memory - Elie Weisel’s Nobel Lecture upon receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986. http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1986/wiesel-lecture.html
To Be a Historian is to Speak Over Gravesides by Chris Gehrz. https://pietistschoolman.com/2016/04/25/to-be-a-historian-is-to-speak-over-gravesides/
Rod Serling’s Deaths-Head Revisited Narration. https://youtu.be/2WwyvTY7M4w
“Wernher von Braun,” Tom Lehrer
Freestyle Christianity interview with Marika Rose