On Monday 16 October, a panel of leading thinkers on addressing sexual harassment and sexual violence at universities spoke at LSE at the ‘Report It. Stop It’ event (which is available as a recorded podcast). EDI at LSE spoke with Dr Tiffany Page – an event speaker and co-founder of The 1752 Group – about universities’ responsibilities to their […]
On National Self-Injury Awareness Day, observed on Wednesday March 1, Kay Inckle highlights aspects of self-injury and argues that unlike the commonly held notion, this is not a personal pathology, but the desire to harm oneself is socially driven. She calls for the need to understand the root causes of this and shares with us information of various institutions […]
Juliane Hoss – an LSE postgraduate student – reflects on the importance of diversity in the workplace and its impact on the productivity of organisations. This provides a context for the ‘Tackling diversity’ workshop for students at LSE, which is taking place on 3 December 2016 between 10am and 4pm, in the sixth floor studio in the Saw Swee […]
Why have we built a society in which that prevents women from progressing in their careers?
Laura Bates rose to prominence in 2012 when she founded the Everyday Sexism Project, a website that collects women’s daily experiences of gender inequality. Since then she has published two books (Everyday Sexism, 2014; and Girl Up, 2016) and given a number of talks about […]
Have you ever accused someone or been accused of playing the ‘race card’? What does the ‘race card’ mean and how do you identify it? Snéha Khilay explains the definition and implications of the ‘race card’ and provides a case study as an example.
Robert Holland, Policy and Research Officer at the National Union of Students (NUS) writes about the recent reports published by the NUS on hate crime on campus. He rounds-up the cases of campus hate that have been in the news, what the effect of campus hate is and how it can be tackled.
We all make assumptions about other people – especially if a person comes from a minority group or a group that we don’t belong to. This often involves subconsciously singling out a person and monitoring them more closely than others. But such a bias can be damaging in practise and should be controlled, says Snéha Khilay.
The culmination of The Apprentice Series 7 has left most of the viewers asking for more. One of the most popular reality shows on television, there’s more to The Apprentice than meets the eye. Sneha Khilay observes that the show not only allows but also encourages bullying in work culture. The contestants’ bid to win is almost synonymous with the degree of their agressiveness while the show’s producers see the trampling battle as a way to score brownie TRPs.
Think you have been harassed? Think whether you have yourself been a part of the ‘harassment culture’ at your workplace because the pot can’t really call the kettle black.