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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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    What do we mean when we talk about ‘survivors’? Perspectives on the exclusions of the ‘trauma of sexual assault’ discourse

What do we mean when we talk about ‘survivors’? Perspectives on the exclusions of the ‘trauma of sexual assault’ discourse

by Aude Langlois

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 the 1970s and 1980s, the feminist […]

The new episode of anti-gender politics in Turkey

by Alev Özkazanç

As we approached the 8 March 2019 International Women’s Day, an unexpected and novel occurrence appeared on the horizon of Turkish (anti)gender politics. Something happened, something alarming, which shows the shocking pace with which an anti-gender movement is emerging in tandem with global anti-gender movements. A strong governmental policy to undermine gender equality has already been […]

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    KADEM’s ‘Gender Justice’ or the Momentum of Anti-genderism in Turkey

KADEM’s ‘Gender Justice’ or the Momentum of Anti-genderism in Turkey

by Tutku Ayhan

Sumeyye Erdogan, daughter of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and the vice-chair of pro-government women’s organization KADEM [Kadin ve Demokrasi Dernegi / Women and Democracy Association] said the following during the opening of organization’s branch office in Aksaray: “KADEM bases itself on the wisdom of its own land, principles of its own faith. [As an organization] it […]

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    ‘What really draws men to war?’ Masculinity and conflict in the work of Tim Hetherington

‘What really draws men to war?’ Masculinity and conflict in the work of Tim Hetherington

by Daniel Cullen

On 20 April 2011, photojournalist Tim Hetherington was killed while on assignment in Libya, amid government forces’ shelling of the besieged city of Misrata. Having spent many years covering global conflicts, including in Liberia, Afghanistan, and Sri Lanka, Hetherington had become widely renowned as a war photographer – although this was a label he rejected. He instead […]

April 23rd, 2019|Featured|1 Comment|
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    Fighting for and against (homo) sexualities in Chile: The case of reparative practices

Fighting for and against (homo) sexualities in Chile: The case of reparative practices

by Tomás Ojeda 

I am writing this piece in the aftermath of a series of attacks against women and LGBTQ people in Chile. Numbers speak for themselves: more than ten femicides, lesbo and transphobic attacks have been committed to date, some of them right after the international women’s day. Under these circumstances, feminist, lesbian and trans activists have called to stand […]

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