In the United States, laws designed to protect pregnant women and children are being used to punish women for abortions and other “misconduct”, such as drug and alcohol use during pregnancy. Amanda Conroy, a PhD Student at the Gender Institute and the Centre for the Study of Human Rights at LSE, considers the political logics behind this phenomenon. If the goal […]
Lauren Maffeo is studying an MSc in Gender, Media and Culture at the LSE’s Gender Institute. In this post she discusses Dr Melissa Wright’s recent talk at the LSE about the gendering of spaces through the drug war violence in Mexico. For those of the equality post-feminist persuasion, the idea of feminism is finished. This is not because it is […]
Linnéa Sandström, an MSc student at LSE’s gender institute, discusses the emotional and the rational in public decision-making and asks if there is any room for emotions in public decision-making. Recently, Lord Professor Layard and Lord Professor Skidelsky engaged in a public debate at the LSE over whether happiness was a good measure for social progress and, as such, should […]
Josephine Tsui, a gender consultant for theIDLgroup, reviews the 2012 World Bank World Development Report on Gender Equality and Development arguing that, while its recognition of the importance of gender equality independently of its positive economic effects represents a step forward, its narrow definition of institutions keeps it from taking into account the gendered nature of markets, households, or the […]
Marina Franchi, a PhD Candidate at LSE’s Gender Institute, discusses the gendered politics of translating popular culture and national identity across time and space.
Dr. Gwendolyn Beetham discusses some recent episodes of gendered power in global governance institutions, arguing that the Dominique Strauss-Kahn scandal and other well-publicized incidents should be seen less as unfortunate but separate incidents than as evidence for continuing structural inequalities. This summer was a lively one for those interested in the intersection of sex and development. The world’s media watched […]
Alexandra Hyde wonders about the enduring relevance of postmodernism as a cultural sensibility, even as it is presented in its pre-digital prime.
This weekend I went to the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, and the exhibition Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970 – 1990 (24 September 2011 – 15 January 2012).
There’s something about seeing Jean-Paul Goude’s iconic shot of […]
Paul Kirby is a PhD Student in the International Relations Department at LSE. In this post he discusses peacekeeper sexual violence in the context of wartime rape and militarised masculinities. Why do soldiers rape? When footage of peacekeepers from MINUSTAH, the UN mission in Haiti, gang-raping an 18-year old boy surfaced earlier this month, that question resurfaced with it. Official declarations have predictably […]
Professor Mary Evans, Centennial Professor at LSE’s Gender Institute, reviews the past few months of global politics and argues for a continued need for a gendered analysis of world events.
Where’s Wally ? is an illustrated children’s book in which children are invited to find, amidst the hundreds of other characters on each page, the elusive Wally. Watching newsreels and reading newspapers […]
From Anne Phillips, Director of the LSE Gender Institute:
The Engenderings blog should be a great forum for all those puzzling questions that continue to preoccupy us, including how to understand the extraordinary persistence of gender hierarchies and gender straitjackets in the midst of dramatic global transformations. Providing an online space for creative and accessible analysis and critique, and welcoming […]