Women in HEMA : An International Perspective || Mariana Lopez Rodriguez

Mariana Lopez Rodriguez || Virginia  Academy of Fencing || Springfield, North Virginia, USA

Weapons: Brains, Lecture

The lecture will be given from an internationalist study perspective/frame work

The lecture will cover a talk on the challenges clubs face in their process to become inclusive and appealing to women, and the risks of “”one model  fits all””when trying to emulate successful experiments.

It will also cover the main issues women tend to face before, during, and after fencing created by socio-cultural factors.

Finishing with the experiment Esfinges has been, it’s approach to inclusion, and how to deal with the major disagreements that are held by the HEMA women community.