Monthly Archives: November 2016

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    Why do women join IS? A critique of gendered assumptions about women’s motivations

Why do women join IS? A critique of gendered assumptions about women’s motivations

by Jennifer Philippa Eggert

Women who join the so-called ‘Islamic State’ (IS) in Syria have garnered considerable public interest in Europe since the summer of 2014, when first reports about women leaving Europe for IS-controlled territory emerged. In this blog post, Jennifer Philippa Eggert contrasts commonly held assumptions about women’s motivations to join IS with what recent research tells us about […]

Justice for the LSE Cleaners!

by the Engenderings editorial team 

 

Sign the open letter here
 

Did you ever stop to think what the LSE would look like, if the toilets and common spaces were not cleaned, and the bins never emptied? Would you be able to attend a lecture, or work in your office if someone had not performed this essential work for you?

This someone is a […]

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    Remembrance Day and the poppy: reflections from a militarized feminist

Remembrance Day and the poppy: reflections from a militarized feminist

by Amanda Chisholm

Looking at Remembrance Services and the poppy appeal I feel like a terrible feminist. Having served in the Canadian military, personally knowing people who have died or have been severely injured through military service, and now being married to a former serving soldier, my need to pay homage to my friends, family and my personal history becomes […]

November 10th, 2016|Featured, Society|0 Comments|

Changing parenting roles for transforming gender

by Jules Allen

 

News earlier this year revealed that only a very small proportion of new fathers in the UK have made use of parental leave since the new ‘Shared Parental Leave’ entitlement was introduced in 2015.  While well-designed policy can support shifts in behaviour (Himmelweit and Sigala 2004.), it seems that this particular policy change has done little to address […]

November 7th, 2016|Featured, Politics, Society|0 Comments|

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