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Militarisation, misogyny and gendered violence in Kashmir

by Samreen Mushtaq

On August 14 this year, a solidarity team comprising four Indian civil society activists held a press conference at the Press Club of India in Delhi to share their findings from Indian-administered Kashmir, which has been under a communications blackout for more than three weeks. Although the activists were permitted to discuss their findings, they were disallowed […]

September 9th, 2019|Featured, Politics, Society|0 Comments|
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    Silence of the Indian sex-workers: Dissecting the eternally suppressed perspective

Silence of the Indian sex-workers: Dissecting the eternally suppressed perspective

by Priyadarshee Mukhopadhyay

 

Are they listening?

The dreadful condition of sex-workers in India has always been a burning issue. While gender equality and human rights movements in India are at an all time high, the condition of sex workers keep deteriorating. Central to this, is the silencing of sex workers’ voices in public. It is an injustice when the views of […]

September 2nd, 2019|Featured, Policy, Society|0 Comments|
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    Of Butterfly Assemblages and Constitutional Coups : Invention and Intersection of Heteromasculinity and Class in Post-Colonial Sri Lanka

Of Butterfly Assemblages and Constitutional Coups : Invention and Intersection of Heteromasculinity and Class in Post-Colonial Sri Lanka

by Senel Wanniarachchi

Each year students on the LSE Gender MSc course Sexuality, Gender and Globalisation present independent research papers at an all-day student conference. This year’s conference “Globalising Desire / Locating Power” took place on 29 March 2019 and in this series of posts a selection of students present their interventions from the conference.

In October 2018, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena […]

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    ‘Global gay conspiracy’ and misogyny in Turkish anti-gender narratives

‘Global gay conspiracy’ and misogyny in Turkish anti-gender narratives

by Alev Özkazanç

Having been inspired by the great victory of the opposition against Islamist AKP in Istanbul municipal elections in 23 June 2019, several municipalities dared to show solidarity with Gay Pride in the following week. That a public office declared an open support for the Pride was something totally unprecedented and it immediately provoked a reaction on the part […]

Night Writing: breath, love, wings

by Yasmin Gunaratnam 

To mark 30 years of ‘intersectionality’ since Professor Kimberlé Crenshaw coined the concept in her article ‘Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race and Sex’, the Department of Gender Studies, LSE organised a day-long celebration on 29 May 2019. The conference showcased scholarly and activist reflections underlining the centrality of intersectionality and its conceptual purchase across disciplines and locations. […]

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    Confronting My Anti-Vitruvian Self in Creepy Dolls and a Discussion about Dominatrices

Confronting My Anti-Vitruvian Self in Creepy Dolls and a Discussion about Dominatrices

by A. Rahman Ford

After years of being ashamed of my body, for some strange reason I decided one day to take some semi-nude photos of myself.  To this day I have no idea what compelled me to do it.  Maybe my higher self had gotten tired of my cowering and hiding underneath long-sleeved shirts, even during the summer.  Maybe […]

June 24th, 2019|Featured, Society|0 Comments|
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    Queering the ‘Global Gay’: How Transnational LGBT Language Disrupts the Global/Local Binary

Queering the ‘Global Gay’: How Transnational LGBT Language Disrupts the Global/Local Binary

By Khin Su

Each year students on the LSE Gender MSc course Sexuality, Gender and Globalisation present independent research papers at an all-day student conference. This year’s conference “Globalising Desire / Locating Power” took place on 29 March 2019 and in this series of posts a selection of students present their interventions from the conference.

Coming from a post-colonial perspective, I find […]

June 20th, 2019|Featured, Society|0 Comments|

Hijras and the legacy of British colonial rule in India

by Sophie Hunter

On 6 September last year the Supreme Court of India struck down Section 377 (S377) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), decriminalising homosexuality. Introduced during British colonial rule in India in 1864 as a legal transplant of the British 1533 Buggery Act, this section criminalised non-procreative sexualities. Historically it was used to target, among others, transgender persons, […]

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    How Media and Police Still Fail London’s Queer and Trans* Residents When Dealing With Hate-Motivated Violence

How Media and Police Still Fail London’s Queer and Trans* Residents When Dealing With Hate-Motivated Violence

by Sean Cartwright

Each year students on the LSE Gender MSc course Sexuality, Gender and Globalisation present independent research papers at an all-day student conference. This year’s conference “Globalising Desire / Locating Power” took place on 29 March 2019 and in this series of posts a selection of students present their interventions from the conference.

On the 17th of November, 2018 […]

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    Nike’s “Dream Crazier”- A new brand of Self Objectification

Nike’s “Dream Crazier”- A new brand of Self Objectification

by Anupriya Dhonchak [1]

Nike’s 90 seconds “Dream Crazier” advertisement, released last month during the Oscars stirred a multitude of emotion and introspection in both female and male viewers. It is a beautiful representation of sportswomen and their resilience despite being called “crazy” or “too emotional”. It shows that “masculine” qualities such as physical strength and ambition can co-exist with “feminine” […]

May 28th, 2019|Featured, Society|1 Comment|

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