A Question of Strength: Women on the Front Line?

March 24 | 1:30 - 2:45 p.m. | Union 232

The purpose of this event is to explore the history of women in the military, expand on the physical expectations of the front line and discuss how women in infantry, since allowing them to join in 2013, could affect the U.S. military. Students who attend this event should leave with a greater understanding of how women influence the military and current perspectives of women in the military.


Lonald Wishom, WSUSA VP for Diversity 2011-12 created Taboo Talks because, in his words, "I think that our country has reached a point where everyone is so eager to claim that we are in a post oppression society that it's hard to discuss issues of oppression. It's rare to engage in dialog about issues such as race, sexuality, religion and politics without worrying about being viewed negatively by people with differing views; this results in a lack of these discussions and a lack of understanding differences. I envisioned Taboo Talks being a safe place to discuss differences in ideas in an effort to inform and educate WSU students on different views."

The Center for Diversity & Unity looks forward to supporting the continuation of this program with each new WSUSA VP for Diversity as we seek to establish connection and build community at Weber State, in Utah and across the globe.

Event is free and open to the public

Spring 2015 Talks

  • January 20
    Good Cop, Bad Cop
  • February 24
    Picking for Perfection: A Contemporary Eugenics Movement?
  • March 24
    A Question of Strength: Women on the Front Line?
  • April 14
    Everyone Wins: Is there Value in Losing?

When and Where

1:30 - 2:45 p.m.
@ CDU - Union Room 232



Cody Brown

See video from previous events