In this week’s episode, Neil, Natalia, and Niki debate Trump’s first 100 days, the history of Hawaii, and the rise of female genital mutilation in the United States.

Here are some links and references mentioned during this week’s show:

In our regular closing feature, What’s Making History:

One thought on “The First 100 Days, Hawaii, and FGM

  1. Your discussion of FGC was formulaic, hysterical and ill-informed. I wonder if you understand how your conversation reproduces racism and epistemic violence. “This FMG thing comes on the table…” “cutting little girls genitals… brainer feminist course…..” “fundamentally misguided”…… Ayan Hirsi Ali…..really? I am truly shocked at the level of discussion here. At least the historian referred to the repressed history, thankfully. BUT BUT BUT. “the feeling this invokes in me…..” “thank heavens we have figured that out and moved to a brighter future……” We will RESCUE the others…… Oh my have you learned nothing from the history of your nation….. Cultural Imperialism yes……indeed. Stop, Breathe and consider that. This issue is used here as a PLATFORM… is awful. Uncaring. The women and communities involved are not referenced here at all. Are they considered unworthy of a voice here? You know better than them? Do you you feel the need to know any more about this, or do you think you know everything there is to know. “tentative about engaging in full-throated…..” oh my!!! I am so disappointed at the level of this discussion here. It reminds me of all the critiques of the British discussion and outrage about Sati. I am new to Public Seminar, so not sure where you’re all coming from. But, this discussion does not correspond well with the other thoughtful material I have just read here.

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