Posts tagged nationalism.
…banal nationalism isn’t “nationalism-lite,” it’s the very foundation upon which more problematic nationalisms are built.
I appreciate you, B (even though the whole nationalist flag waving bit at the end was kind of a womp womp moment…I mean I know it’s a White House initiative but really?…)
A little while ago Beyonce teamed up with Michelle Obama for the FLOTUS’ “Let’s Move” campaign. Childhood obesity affects nearly 40% of our nation’s kids and Mrs. Obama has made it her mission to change that.
To grasp the seriousness of the situation, Mrs. O’s “Let’s Move!” website states that, “If we don’t solve this problem, one third of all children born in 2000 or later will suffer from diabetes at some point in their lives. Many others will face chronic obesity-related health problems like heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer, and asthma.”
Who better to team up to tackle such a daunting task than the First Lady of the U.S. and one of the most popular pop stars in the world?
Beyonce recently released a remixed version of her smash hit, “Get Me Bodied” entitled “Move Your Body,” to inspire kids to workout.
(via Clutch Magazine)
…Only approximately 2,000 women in France actually cover their faces, making the law not only symbolic, but a deliberate attempt at controlling a community that is already victim of extensive police harassment and xenophobia. Women have already started to be arrested for covering their faces by police. The context may be different, but state mandates and coercion on what should be on or off women’s bodies is unjust. Demanding women’s bodies should be covered or uncovered, makes their bodies the ground on which battles of culture are fought. She is reduced to only her sex, objectified either in her being covered or in her being exposed. She becomes the stand-in symbol for either the past or the future, for religious anxiety and for nationalism….