Monthly Archives: January 2012

Alasia Nuti Reviews Birgit Schippers’ Julia Kristeva and Feminist Thought

Alasia Nuti, an MSc student at the Gender Institute, reviews Birgit Schipper’s new book on Julia Kristeva and feminist philosophy. Ultimately, the most valuable part of the Schipper’s book is that it does what feminism does best: applying ideas in unexplored and unconventional contexts and being original in its dismantlement of reality.   “O Kristeva, Kristeva, wherefore art thou not feminist?” […]

January 31st, 2012|Politics, Society|0 Comments|

The case of Harassmap: using social media to fight sexual harassment

Lauren Maffeo is studying an MSc in Gender, Media and Culture at the LSE’s Gender Institute. In this post she explores how women are harnessing the power of social media to to fight sexual violence, harassment, and discrimination.      In the sphere of inspirational women, Madeleine Albright is a fixture. The former U.S. Secretary of State’s speech at the […]

January 24th, 2012|Politics, Society|0 Comments|

Nadine Dorries’ abstinence sex education is bad policy: young women need sex-positive sex education

  Sophie Drouet is a politics student at Sciences Po Lille and is currently pursuing an MSc in Gender, Policy and Inequalities at the LSE. In this post, she discusses Nadine Dorries’ proposed amendment to the sex education bill which suggests that young women be taught additional classes on the benefits of abstinence. Conservative MP Nadine Dorries’ proposed amendment to […]

January 19th, 2012|Politics, Society|1 Comment|

“How can these women pay back their loans when they lie on their mats all day?”

Bobby Macaulay is a former researcher at the Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health and an expert in social business and community development. In this piece he discusses, through reference to Mozambique, whether miocrofinance can or should alter societal values or practices and queries its ability to foster real societal change. In the summer of 2011 I was asked to go to Mozambique […]

January 16th, 2012|Development|1 Comment|

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