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Word of Mouth - Segment
Thu December 8, 2011
The Art of Being a Feminist Body Builder
Our guest embodies two very different worlds – the ivory tower, and the fitness center. By day, Lianne McTavish is a professor of art history at the University of Alberta Canada, she lectures on the seventeenth-century history of the body, and its representation in medieval art. After class, she heads to the gym for weightlifting and toning. Her enthusiasm for fitness got her thinking about working out as a woman and led her to create a new identity as – “feminist figure girl” – and enter the world of competitive bodybuilding.
Muscling Into Theory By Lianne McTavish
Look Hot While You Fight The Patriarchy, Lianne's Blog
Alberta Professor Flexes Her Muscles For Feminism By Sarah Boesveld