On this episode, the LMC shines the spotlight on the struggle for gender equality in Argentina women’s futbol. Despite a lack of support, institutional sexism, and hazardous training conditions, Argentina’s women’s national team are still close to reaching next year’s Women’s World Cup. So we speak with Gabriela Garton, goalkeeper for Argentina’s national team, and Nemesia Hijo, assistant professor of Social Anthropology @ the University of Buenos Aires.
While the boys have their fun at the World Cup in Russia, the LMC dedicates this episode to the secret history of Mexican Women’s futbol and the bright future it has ahead following the success of Liga MX femenil. We speak with Joshua Nadel, an associate professor in the department of History @ North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC. It is a story of perseverance in the face of sexism, homophobia, lack of support, and institutional discrimination.
Last June, racist statements by Peruvian commentator Phillip Butters sparked outrage and the urging of more discussion for having more Afro-Latino voices in Peruvian society. The LMC speaks with Afro-Latina activist and poet Shirley Campbell-Barr about the controversy that went viral throughout all of Latin America.