Women born women?

This post was originally posted on the F-Word. In this post Helen G looks at the phrase ‘women born women’ following a lively debate surrounding the RadFem2012 conference organisers’ choice to limit the access to the conference to ‘women born women’. She problematises the phrase and shows how the focus on sex at birth as the determining factor for gender […]

May 24th, 2012|Society|3 Comments|

Sex and Development

Dr. Gwendolyn Beetham discusses some recent episodes of gendered power in global governance institutions, arguing that the Dominique Strauss-Kahn scandal and other well-publicized incidents should be seen less as unfortunate but separate incidents than as evidence for continuing structural inequalities. This summer was a lively one for those interested in the intersection of sex and development. The world’s media watched […]

October 17th, 2011|Development, Politics|0 Comments|

Understanding Peacekeeper Sexual Violence

Paul Kirby is a PhD Student in the International Relations Department at LSE. In this post he discusses peacekeeper sexual violence in the context of wartime rape and militarised masculinities. Why do soldiers rape? When footage of peacekeepers from MINUSTAH, the UN mission in Haiti, gang-raping an 18-year old boy surfaced earlier this month, that question resurfaced with it. Official declarations have predictably […]

October 14th, 2011|Development, Politics|1 Comment|

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