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A victory for Labour’s left-wing women

by Rosanna Hutchings

Labour’s left-wing women have long been side-lined by the party and by the media. Having refused to engage with the Blairite agenda of the Labour Party from the end of the 1990s, these women received little media attention. This is despite having spearheaded a number of notable campaigns, for example, the London Schools and the Black Child initiative […]

Mothers, bombs, and a whole lot of gender clichés

After the US dropped one of the biggest explosives ever used in Afghanistan earlier this year, critics objected to the use of the name ‘mother of all bombs.’ In this blog post, Jennifer Philippa Eggert analyses the gendered assumptions underlying the criticisms of the bomb’s name, before critically discussing the roles of mothers in violent political movements and counterextremism […]

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    Masculinities at the Margins: A Feminist Curiosity of Gender, Militarism and War

Masculinities at the Margins: A Feminist Curiosity of Gender, Militarism and War

by Amanda Chisholm and Joanna Tidy

For scholars of feminist IR and those applying a critical lens to militaries, gender and war, military masculinities is a familiar concept—one that tells a story with which we are well-acquainted. This is a story of hegemonic gender power and its performativities and how they structure and sustain institutional violence. The concept has been […]

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    Call for Abstracts (special issue proposal): “Lesbian Theory, Feminist Politics: Transnational Perspectives”

Call for Abstracts (special issue proposal): “Lesbian Theory, Feminist Politics: Transnational Perspectives”

 

Editors: Ilana Eloit (LSE, Gender Institute) and Clare Hemmings (LSE, Gender Institute)

This is a call for abstracts for a journal special issue on the above theme. We are negotiating with a feminist journal currently, and will take this forward once we have a full set of abstracts for consideration. Provisional publication date is December 2019; first drafts of papers […]

Where is the $2 billion for Indian mothers?

by Swati Narayan

Babloo is too short for his age. In India, and especially in the poor eastern state of Bihar, that is unfortunately not unusual. Two of every five pre-school children are stunted. But Babloo’s malnutrition is so severe that he can barely move and lies on his back all day. With three other children in tow, his mother, […]

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    Call to the International Women’s Strike – March 8, 2017

Call to the International Women’s Strike – March 8, 2017

On this 8th of March, we repost here the call to international women’s strike issued by the coalition Ni Una Menos. 

 

 

This 8 th of March the earth trembles. The women of the world unite and organize a measure of force and a common call: International Women’s Strike.

We stand. We strike, we organize and we find ourselves in one another. We enact the […]

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    Practicing Decoloniality 3/3: Decolonizing Dilemmas with a “z”

Practicing Decoloniality 3/3: Decolonizing Dilemmas with a “z”

On Wednesday 22nd February 2017, PhD students at the Gender Institute organised a roundtable discussion and interactive workshop titled Practicing Decoloniality in Gender Studies. This short series of posts presents the transcripts of the three speakers’ discussion papers, concluding today with Amanda Shaw’s reflections on decolonizing dilemmas.

My research concerns gendered labour within food systems in Hawaiʻi. How did a […]

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    Practicing Decoloniality 2/3: Transnational Feminist Solidarity

Practicing Decoloniality 2/3: Transnational Feminist Solidarity

On Wednesday 22nd February 2017, PhD students at the Gender Institute organised a roundtable discussion and interactive workshop titled Practicing Decoloniality in Gender Studies. This short series of posts presents the transcripts of the three speakers’ discussion papers, following up with Louisa Acciari’s call to action in solidarity for outsourced cleaners in UK academic institutions and Brazilian domestic workers […]

February 28th, 2017|Featured, Politics, Society|0 Comments|

Practicing Decoloniality 1/3: Decolonial Discomforts

On Wednesday 22nd February 2017, PhD students at the Gender Institute organised a roundtable discussion and interactive workshop titled Practicing Decoloniality in Gender Studies. This short series of posts presents the transcripts of the three speakers’ discussion papers, kicking off with Priya Raghavan’s reflections on her encounters with decoloniality in the neoliberal academy during her first year of PhD […]

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    Ideology trumps gender: Left-wing women and British party politics

Ideology trumps gender: Left-wing women and British party politics

by Rosanna Hutchings

 

Although  British political parties have increased the number of female MPs in Parliament, a neoliberal framework privileges a liberal feminist approach to politics that leaves women with a very specific kind of female representative that fails to represent the interests of the majority of female voters. The women that are visible within the centre-left Labour Party are those […]

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