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Using Gender to Understand how Daesh/Islamic State Governs

by Katherine E. Brown

 

A destroyed part of Raqqa. Photo Credit: Mahmoud Bali (VOA)

Since I wrote that so-called Islamic State (known as Daesh or ISIS) is a proto-state in Revisiting Gendered States in early 2018, it no longer governs territory the size of Britain. This has led many to anticipate its imminent demise as a governing entity, reducing its status […]

February 20th, 2019|Featured, Politics|0 Comments|

LGBT activism and the census: A battle half-won?

by Laurence Cooley 

In December, the British government published its plans for the next census of England and Wales, to be held in 2021. The white paper proposes the addition of three new questions to the census, including one on gender identity and one on sexual orientation. While the census is administered separately in Scotland and Northern Ireland, there is a […]

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    The Institutional and Epistemic Marginality of Gender Studies in the Gulf Region

The Institutional and Epistemic Marginality of Gender Studies in the Gulf Region

by Nour Almazidi

The institutional and epistemic marginalisation of Gender Studies as a legitimate academic discipline in the Gulf region raises several theoretical and political questions around power relations in knowledge production, the disciplinary parameters of knowledge, the valuable disruptions of feminist pedagogy, and the transformative potential for change that is present within feminist epistemology.

As it currently stands, no universities […]

Varieties of anti-gender mobilizations. Is Turkey a case?

by Selin Çağatay

The current decade has seen popular mobilizations against gender equality in Europe and globally. In Turkey, this process is led by the Justice and Development Party (AKP) and mediated through authoritarian and populist ways of governing, institutionalized Islamism and Sunni-Turkish nationalism. Dynamics of Turkey’s gender politics are somewhat different than those identified by scholars who examine transnational […]

Anti-Genderism in the Non-West: Looking from the Other Side

by Siran Hovhannisyan

Anti-gender mobilizations are one of the recent social movements that have been active in Europe and other parts of the world since the mid-2000s. The concepts of gender, gender identity and other related social phenomena have been studied by scholars of different backgrounds – but most profoundly by gender studies scholars – for decades. Currently, many societies […]

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    The consequences of the differing meanings of gender in policy and activism for politics

The consequences of the differing meanings of gender in policy and activism for politics

by Eszter Kováts

“If gender quota is necessary for party lists, so what if I identify as a woman, can I run then for a woman’s place? And what happens if I identify as one of those plenty of other genders?”

A male politician from the Hungarian right-wing opposition party Jobbik asked me this question recently in an informal event and […]

November 26th, 2018|Anti-gender, Featured|1 Comment|
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    Sexual violence against men: enabling disclosure in the face of denial

Sexual violence against men: enabling disclosure in the face of denial

by Heleen Touquet
Last September, I presented at the UN in Geneva a report called Unsilenced, an analysis of the testimonies of 121 survivors of conflict-related sexual violence from Sri Lanka. The 121 men fled to the UK from Sri Lanka; all of them struggling with being so far away from family and home, and even more with the […]

November 21st, 2018|Featured, Society|0 Comments|
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    Why feminisms? Branding our political commitments, just don’t do it

Why feminisms? Branding our political commitments, just don’t do it

by  Melissa Chacón

On Wednesday 3 October 2018, LSE Gender PhD students organised an event titled ‘Why feminisms? An open discussion about doing gender research’. During this event, MSc and PhD students discussed what inspired them to study gender. Three PhD students then presented their thoughts about doing feminist research in this particular moment in history: one where gender studies faces […]

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    Gender Ideology, religious fundamentalism and the electoral campaign (2017-2018) in Costa Rica

Gender Ideology, religious fundamentalism and the electoral campaign (2017-2018) in Costa Rica

by Gabriela Arguedas-Ramírez

Neoliberalism, anxiety and gender ideology [1]

The neoliberal economic system has triggered profound cultural, political and economic transformations, causing suffering and anguish to millions of people who live every single day, trying to cope with an overwhelming sense of abandonment, indifference and uncertainty.

In her book Strangers in their own land, sociologist Arlie Russell Hochschild explores the reasons and emotions that […]

November 7th, 2018|Anti-gender, Featured|2 Comments|
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    Science Wills It!: The Use of Scientific Claims in ‘Anti-Gender’ Rhetoric

Science Wills It!: The Use of Scientific Claims in ‘Anti-Gender’ Rhetoric

by Veronika Valkovičová and Pavol Hardoš 

Anti-gender movements, science, and the Slovak 2015 Referendum

Imagine yourself sitting in an over-crowded pastoral centre on a cold winter day in Bratislava and hearing the following argument: “When we are discussing what is best for the child, we have to take into consideration that studies conducted by homosexual groups have shown that average duration of a […]

November 5th, 2018|Anti-gender, Featured|0 Comments|

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