Title #3: On Gender and War Media name/outlet Ariadne's Thread Country/Territory Finland Date 06/05/22 Description The Russian invasion of Ukraine exposes the difficulty of the contemporary gender order in Russia. It problematises Russian hegemonic masculinity represented by Vladimir Putin and the discourses around it. In the meantime, the masculinity of Volodymyr Zelenskyy seems to provide an alternative to the currently dominant Russian masculinity. Is it true? What is the possible outcome of the war in Ukraine for the contemporary masculinities’ hierarchies then? And how about women in this war?
The current episode aims to answer these questions. It provides a discussion on gender and gender order(s) in Ukraine and Russia, focused on actual and potential social changes in the Ukrainian and Russian societies under and after the wartime. Postdoctoral researcher Anna Avdeeva (Swedish School of Social Science) discusses women’s roles in the war and peace-building, masculinities and other gender issues together with the Ukrainian scholar Dr. Maryna Shevtsova, Postdoctoral researcher at the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), and Senior FWO Fellow at KU Leuven (Belgium).
Producer/Author Anna Avdeeva//Ariadne's Thread Persons Anna Avdeeva