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    Intergenerational Relationships: Case Study of Stephen Fry and Elliott Spencer

Intergenerational Relationships: Case Study of Stephen Fry and Elliott Spencer

Actor and presenter Stephen Fry and comedian Elliott Spencer announced their engagement on 6 January, 2015 amidst a flood of media interest. As I followed the coverage, I was struck by the media’s constant reiteration of the couple’s age difference. Rather than celebrating their engagement and later marriage, I was appalled to see how the British media demonised the couple […]

Still dealing in dichotomies?!

On January 18, 2013, The New York Times reported anticipation among leading women of the world about the rise and globalization of women’s issues. A month later, however, The Observer reported a decline in women’s presence in British public life. So which is it? Are women’s issues genuinely featuring more seriously on the political agenda and are we truly witnessing […]

Rape and the Meaning of Consent

Harriet Gray, a PhD student at the Gender Institute, argues that we need a frank and open discussion about rape, and about the meaning of consent.      On August 19th, US congressman (and prospective senator) Todd Akin “misspoke” in a televised interview on August 19th, stating that pregnancy from rape is really rare because “If it’s a legitimate rape, […]

September 5th, 2012|Politics, Society|0 Comments|

“That’s Gay!” – Think before you speak

Benjamin Butterworth speaks out against the callous use of the phrase ‘That’s gay!” He argues that language reflects and forms attitudes, so should be carefully used. This article has been published collaboratively by LSE Equality and Diversity and LSE Engenderings blogs to mark LGBT History Month.   “That’s gay!” This is the call heard in school playgrounds up and down the […]

February 21st, 2012|Society|1 Comment|

The Freedom of Religious Oppression?

Linnéa Sandström discusses the ways in which religion and reproductive health collide in current US political discourse and questions the paradoxical relationship between the freedom of religious multiplicity and the right of women to control their reproductive capacities.      For the past few decades in the US, reproductive health policies have taken up a large proportion of the nation’s political […]

February 13th, 2012|Politics, Society|0 Comments|

Accessibility at the Go Feminist Conference

This past weekend, Amanda Conroy and Linnea Sandström, members of the Engenderings editorial collective, set up a stall at the Go Feminist conference held in London. This is what they got out of the experience.     Immediately upon arriving to the Go Feminist conference, it seemed different to other conferences; there were women transcribing what was being said by […]

February 7th, 2012|Society|3 Comments|

A Note from the Engenderings Editorial Collective: Looking Back at 2011, Looking Towards 2012

Engenderings was launched in October 2011. Over the course of the past few months, the editorial collective has grown and changed and Engenderings has grown and changed with it. We’ve received over 12,000 visitors and the numbers are climbing daily. As the year draws to a close, we thought we’d take this opportunity to sit back and reflect on […]

January 9th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Reproducing gendered violence through discourse: a comment on LSE Student Union’s newspaper, the Beaver

Katrin Redfern is in the Gender, Policy and Inequalities MSc program at LSE and has written on gender issues for The Phnom Penh Post, The Daily Beast, and The Indypendent. She holds an MA in Philosophy and Literature from the University of Sussex. In this post she discusses the potential danger of the discourse in the recent article “Houghton Street […]

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