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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 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 […]

February 20th, 2017|Featured, Politics, Society|0 Comments|
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    When attendance is resistance – Why, as a Muslim woman, I am not going to boycott #ISA2017

When attendance is resistance – Why, as a Muslim woman, I am not going to boycott #ISA2017

In this post, Jennifer Philippa Eggert  explains why, as a Muslim woman, she is not going to boycott the ISA conference in the US.

 

 

In the wake of the recent executive order banning citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US, a possible ban of the upcoming ISA conference has been discussed in academic circles. As a German passport holder […]

February 9th, 2017|Featured, General, Society|0 Comments|

Labors of Love: Nurturing Resistance

by Lara N. Dotson-Renta

 

 

“Yes, fusion is possible but only if things get hot enough – all else is temporary adhesion, patching up.” The Welder, Cherrie Moraga

Recent weeks have felt white hot with mourning, filled with impotence at the path laid out—a path so many of us feel embraces our tendency towards darkness, rather than nudging us towards light.

Like many, I watched […]

About that march on Saturday 21st

An international march was organised by feminist groups across 20 countries last Saturday, 21st of January, following the election of Trump as the president of the United States. This march gathered an important diversity of organisations, making thousands of people unite around the world in protest to Trump’s election, in defence of woman’s rights, and against discourses of hate and racism. […]

Commercial Surrogacy in India

by Anjora Sarangi

In a time when developments in science and technology are far outpacing human evolution, ethical dilemmas crop up with the commercialization of each new phenomenon. Surrogacy in India has recently emerged as a battleground for fierce debate on gendered ethics, morality, exploitation, rights, regulation and capitalism.

Surrogacy is a method of assisted reproduction in which a woman carries and gives […]

Engendering India’s Burgeoning Cities

by Vidisha Mishra 

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While cities have always been designed for men, urban development is treated as a gender-neutral domain. In October, representatives from 195 countries participated in the Habitat III Conference and adopted the New Urban Agenda (NUA) on sustainable cities and human settlements. The conference was particularly significant this year as it finally addressed the much-ignored gender […]

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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 […]

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