Monthly Archives: March 2016

Poland: A change so good, it makes you want to cry

by Magdalena Mikulak   Following its election victory in October 2015, Poland’s right-wing Law and Justice party (PiS) has been on an offensive that has left many people, both inside and outside of the country, concerned about the future of Polish democracy. The blitzkrieg of ‘good change’ (PiS’s campaign slogan) included effectively paralysing the Constitutional Tribunal – which sparked protests across the country – taking over the […]

March 31st, 2016|Featured, Politics|0 Comments|

A Brief History of Women’s History

by Nicole Bourbonnais   “Where are the women?”  When Cynthia Enloe posed this question in 1989, she was thinking about the world of international politics. But the question has also been a driving force for a number of historians who have sought to move beyond the narratives of “great men” that have tended to dominate our understanding of the past.  In […]

March 29th, 2016|Society|0 Comments|

Size Matters

by Kimberly Killen   A lot has been made of the U.S. Republican party’s primary campaign’s descent into a figurative “dick- measuring contest” during candidate events, interviews and even debates. While many have criticized such exchanges, pointing to them as symbolic of a larger problem, a part of the GOP’s identity crisis or the further erosion of civility in politics, […]

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    An honourable MENtion to being a man about International Women’s Day

An honourable MENtion to being a man about International Women’s Day

by Callum Watson  [1] On 8 March, we celebrated International Women’s Day. To misquote from an often cited statistic, 95% of men immediately think “What about International MEN’s Day?!” when International Women’s Day is mentioned. The other 5% are liars.[2] Many will not have voiced this openly. Those of us working in gender-related fields may have felt guilty about it afterwards. […]

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    Impressions from Brazil: The international day of everything but women’s rights

Impressions from Brazil: The international day of everything but women’s rights

Our own Louisa Acciari has written up her impressions and analysis from International Women’s Day in Brazil. We are pleased to share her account of the march for women’s rights in São Paulo amidst political tensions in the country. Today was a very sad and disappointing day in São Paulo. The march for women’s rights, traditionally gathering about a 100 feminist organisations […]

March 10th, 2016|Politics, Society|0 Comments|

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