Leslie A. Hahner Archives
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Women and Gender Focus Photo August 14, 2023

Barbiecore is Litmus Test in Post-Roe America

Barbie has become the summer's leading political symbol. Leslie Hahner on that astronaut portrait and Barbie’s projection in political space.

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Leslie A. Hahner Photo November 6, 2019

Memes Against Impeachment: Trump’s Shitposted Truth

With impeachment coming, far-right meme-makers and propagandists are helping to prop Trump up. We analyze PowerTie’s POTUS-retweeted line drawing animation.

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Media & Culture Photo September 30, 2019

Toxic Nationalism: The Tomb of the Unborn Soldier

The point was to rally the base. But by wrapping the American flag around an “unborn soldier,” the photo infuriated the right and the left.

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Media & Culture Photo May 27, 2019

Make America Meme: Why Melania Trump Birthday Photo was a Coup for the White House

More than pointed critiques, these memes tend to offer the Trump administration greater drama and even unwitting sympathy.

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