Wonder Woman On Her Flesh: Queer Jewish Women and Pride Tattoos

September 17, 2018

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Wonder Woman On Her Flesh: Queer Jewish Women and Pride Tattoos

Thursday, October 4, 11 am–12 pm

Virginia Wesleyan’s Blocker Hall Auditorium

The pink triangle has gone from a stigmatizing Holocaust symbol to an emblem of LGBTQ pride. Similarly, Jewish women using rainbow Stars of David have been accused of promoting political agendas and have been banned from certain LGBTQ pride events. Dr. Amy Milligan, Batten Endowed Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies and Women’s Studies and director of the Institute of Jewish Studies and Interfaith Understanding, at Old Dominion University, will discuss how these symbols and their use by women have taken on new meaning in their contemporary contexts. How are they used differently by women than men, by Jews than non-Jews, or by younger generations than old? And what are the implications when these symbols are tattooed on Jewish women’s bodies? Contact 757.455.3129 or visit vwu.edu.

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