Arts & Culture

Women’s Soccer in Crisis – A Voice from the Pitch

In this post Caitlin Fisher talks about the treatment of women’s soccer in the United States as compared to men’s soccer and makes an argument that perhaps we should stop holding it in comparison with men’s soccer and see it as a different interpretation of an old sport. The year 2012 has started out on a bleak note for women’s football. […]

February 23rd, 2012|Arts & Culture|7 Comments|

Playing it Metro

Emma Spruce on ‘Playing it Straight’ -the dynamics of articulating sexuality in popular culture. Metro-sexuality as a challenge to hyper-masculinity? This article has been published collaboratively by LSE Equality and Diversity and LSE Engenderings blog to mark LGBT History Month. This week saw another Thursday night at home, hiding from the weather and reassuring myself that there wasn’t a rule that meant it would stay freezing outside until […]

February 20th, 2012|Arts & Culture, Society|0 Comments|

The Transmen Community is Still Overshadowed by Phallocentric Logic in Malaysia

Alicia Izharuddin asks why the transmen community in Malaysia is regularly marginalised and continues to be poorly understood even within liberal and activist circles. This article has been published collaboratively by LSE Equality and Diversity and LSE Engenderings blog to mark LGBT History Month. In several scenes from the recent but quickly forgotten Malaysian film, ‘Aku Bukan Tomboy’ (I’m Not a […]

The Pains of Rendering The Iron Lady ‘Palatable’

  In this post, LSE MSc Gender, Media, & Culture student Kimberly Killen explores her reaction to the film The Iron Lady. She looks at how the film portrays a woman in power and the problems that arise therein.   Let me get this out of the way: Meryl Streep is great in the film The Iron Lady. That’s not […]

“here to remind people of free”

  Alexis Pauline Gumbs, self-proclaimed queer black trouble-maker, has a PhD in English, Africana studies and women’s studies from Duke University. In this post she engenders the intergenerational in poet, performer, playwright, visual artist and community arts organizer Marvin K. White’s newest work, Our Name be Witness.   Poet and activist Marvin K. White’s latest release from the Black gay and […]

December 22nd, 2011|Arts & Culture|1 Comment|

‘Where My Girls At?’: When Pop Goes Political

Laura Lazarus Frankel is a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow pursuing a PhD in political science and a Certificate in Feminist Studies at Duke University, studying the politics of media, race, and gender. In this post she explores the gender and racial politics of Beyonce, Glee and “girl power”. Like many Americans of my generation, I have become obsessed […]

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 […]

Lost and lost in translation

We’re All Postmodern Now

Alexandra Hyde wonders about the enduring relevance of postmodernism as a cultural sensibility, even as it is presented in its pre-digital prime.

This weekend I went to the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, and the exhibition Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970 – 1990 (24 September 2011 – 15 January 2012).

There’s something about seeing Jean-Paul Goude’s iconic shot of […]

October 15th, 2011|Arts & Culture|0 Comments|

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