Anti-gender

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    The consequences of the differing meanings of gender in policy and activism for politics

The consequences of the differing meanings of gender in policy and activism for politics

by Eszter Kováts

“If gender quota is necessary for party lists, so what if I identify as a woman, can I run then for a woman’s place? And what happens if I identify as one of those plenty of other genders?”

A male politician from the Hungarian right-wing opposition party Jobbik asked me this question recently in an informal event and […]

November 26th, 2018|Anti-gender, Featured|0 Comments|
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    Gender Ideology, religious fundamentalism and the electoral campaign (2017-2018) in Costa Rica

Gender Ideology, religious fundamentalism and the electoral campaign (2017-2018) in Costa Rica

by Gabriela Arguedas-Ramírez

Neoliberalism, anxiety and gender ideology [1]

The neoliberal economic system has triggered profound cultural, political and economic transformations, causing suffering and anguish to millions of people who live every single day, trying to cope with an overwhelming sense of abandonment, indifference and uncertainty.

In her book Strangers in their own land, sociologist Arlie Russell Hochschild explores the reasons and emotions that […]

November 7th, 2018|Anti-gender, Featured|1 Comment|
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    Science Wills It!: The Use of Scientific Claims in ‘Anti-Gender’ Rhetoric

Science Wills It!: The Use of Scientific Claims in ‘Anti-Gender’ Rhetoric

by Veronika Valkovičová and Pavol Hardoš 

Anti-gender movements, science, and the Slovak 2015 Referendum

Imagine yourself sitting in an over-crowded pastoral centre on a cold winter day in Bratislava and hearing the following argument: “When we are discussing what is best for the child, we have to take into consideration that studies conducted by homosexual groups have shown that average duration of a […]

November 5th, 2018|Anti-gender, Featured|0 Comments|

Study Your Grievances

by Emma Spruce, Jacob Breslow & Tomás Ojeda

Recently, Aero Magazine published an essay by Helen Pluckrose, James A. Lindsay, and Peter Boghossian titled “Academic Grievance Studies and the Corruption of Scholarship”. In it, Pluckrose et al. unveiled a year-long project in which they sought to expose the ‘corruption’ of ‘grievance studies’ by publishing hoax articles in interdisciplinary feminist, queer, […]

Pride and Anti-Gender Harm

by Avi Boukli

Is ‘Straight Pride’ a celebration of anti-gender politics? This blogpost poses an alternative critical approach in which the orienting concept is anti-gender harm. To do so it uses the example of Greek Straight Pride that took place on the same day as the LGBT Athens Pride in the summer of 2018 to highlight three brief points about the […]

October 23rd, 2018|Anti-gender, Featured|1 Comment|
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    We are tomorrow’s gender history: integrating gender into historical research today

We are tomorrow’s gender history: integrating gender into historical research today

by Catherine Baker

 

French, British and Italian ministers at the Paris Peace Conference. Photo: the George Grantham Bain collection at the Library of Congress.

The faces are clean-shaven, the top hats are gone, and the photos are in colour, but the signing of the Dayton Peace Agreement in 1995 had one major thing in common with the Paris Peace Conference in […]

Dženderizam nesting in Serbia

by Adriana Zaharijević

Until recently, there were no gender panics in Serbia. We had our own little panics about local culprits, scapegoats and traitors, targeted mostly at anti-nationalists and anti-war activists, many of which were indeed women and some self-declared feminists. The so called ‘homosexual agenda’, a Serbian precedent of ‘gender agenda’, has been to a certain extent discussed among […]

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    When ‘European values’ do not count: Anti-gender ideology and the failure to comprehensively address GBV in Ukraine

When ‘European values’ do not count: Anti-gender ideology and the failure to comprehensively address GBV in Ukraine

by Elise Ketelaars

This blog post is part of a series of posts on transnational anti-gender politics jointly called by the LSE Department of Gender Studies and Engenderings with the aim of discussing how we can make sense of and resist the current attacks on gender studies, ‘gender ideology’ and individuals working within the field. This post discusses how anti-gender politics have prevented […]

September 26th, 2018|Anti-gender, Featured, Society|0 Comments|
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    Attack on Freedom of Education in Hungary. The case of gender studies

Attack on Freedom of Education in Hungary. The case of gender studies

by Andrea Pető 

In early August 2018, when Budapest usually suffocates in a heatwave, and most educational institutions are closed for holidays, members of the Hungarian Rector’s Conference received a seemingly innocent email from the Ministry of Human Capacities (which includes a secretariat for education) asking them to comment on a draft decree by the evening of the next day. […]

(Anti-)Gender and international relations

by Sarah Smith

As someone interested in gender and its relationships with security, peace and conflict, I am often asked about the relevance of gender to understanding these phenomena. What does a gender perspective bring to the study of global politics, to our understanding of war, and to our attempts to build peace? What does feminist theory say about international […]

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