Intersectionality

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    What does the French ban on wearing abayas tell us about the control of Muslim women’s bodies?

What does the French ban on wearing abayas tell us about the control of Muslim women’s bodies?

by Elif Lootens

France, home to Jewish and Muslim communities, has become a hostile place to be Muslim or Jewish. France is a former colonial power that has significant ongoing racial and religious tensions. For European Jews and Muslims, anti-Semitism and Islamophobia have the bitter taste of repetition. This was evidenced in 2004 when the government forbade students to wear Jewish […]

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    An intersectional analysis of migrant women and the local South Tyrolean labour market in Italy

An intersectional analysis of migrant women and the local South Tyrolean labour market in Italy

By Alexandra Tomaselli

In this post, I focus on the gender employment gap of women with migrant backgrounds in a multilingual, small and rich province in the very North of Italy, i.e., South Tyrol or the Province of Bolzano. I argue that an intersectional analysis, which explores the effects and the role of a variety of social drivers and external […]

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    A Longstanding Fear: LGBT Panic, Conservative Islamic Backlash, and Queer Islamic Resistance in Indonesia

A Longstanding Fear: LGBT Panic, Conservative Islamic Backlash, and Queer Islamic Resistance in Indonesia

This piece is part of the East Asia Solidarity blog series, “Look East”, which highlights gender knowledge and studies of the East and Southeast Asia region. The initiative was conceptualised and led by MSc students of the LSE Gender Department in the summer of 2023, and explores themes around locating identity, heritage and (re/newed) knowledge of gender studies in the region. […]

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    Genealogías, significados y efectos del feminismo anti-género en América Latina

Genealogías, significados y efectos del feminismo anti-género en América Latina

Por Diana Granados

Este texto es una adaptación de la presentación realizada en el evento “Mapeo y resistencia al fantasma de género en América Latina: Geografías de los movimientos ‘anti-género’”, el cual forma parte del proyecto AHRC-LSE sobre “Movimientos Transnacionales ‘Anti-Género’ y Resistencia: Narrativas e Intervenciones”. Dos de lxs expositorxs han puesto a disposición sus presentaciones en formato columna tanto […]

Mo(ther)

By Kristyna Brozova

The Netflix show, Mo, is the intimate interplay in which memories of homeland carried by the steadfast Palestinian mother open possibilities for an alternative politics of decolonial resistance through the intergenerational connection to the self. The semi-autobiographical story, which maps the struggle of an undocumented refugee as he navigates the neoliberal system, has been praised for giving Palestine […]

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    “Chinese don’t do gender”: Contestations against the Western neoliberal import of the term “gender” by critical socialist feminists

“Chinese don’t do gender”: Contestations against the Western neoliberal import of the term “gender” by critical socialist feminists

This piece is part of the East Asia Solidarity blog series, “Look East”, which highlights gender knowledge and studies of the East and Southeast Asia region. The initiative was conceptualised and led by MSc students of the LSE Gender Department in the summer of 2023, and explores themes around locating identity, heritage and (re/newed) knowledge of gender studies in the region. […]

Psychoanalyses and gender affirmation

by Tomás Ojeda and Trinidad Avaria

An earlier version of this article first appeared in Revista Barbarie on 9 May 2023, and this translated and slightly updated version is reposted here with permission.
“What is a travesti? When did you realise that you were like that? Do you feel discriminated against? How does it feel to be a lesbian? How many cases of intersexuality are […]

Who can afford to commodify women’s bodies?

by Kashi Syal 

In September 2017, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West announced that their third child would be carried by a $45,000 surrogate. Only, it wasn’t West with whom the news outlets and search engines associated the surrogacy; rather, it was Kardashian who dominated the headlines. Likewise in 2009, Sarah Jessica Parker — not her famous husband Matthew Broderick— was the primary […]

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    When the local feminist group sounds like the far-right: Femonationalist and Islamophobic messages in Femen-France

When the local feminist group sounds like the far-right: Femonationalist and Islamophobic messages in Femen-France

by Eréndira Derbez

Femen France claims to be a radical feminist activist group. It was founded in Ukraine in 2008 by Anna Hutsol and, allegedly, Viktor Sviatsky. It is currently led by Inna Shevchenko and is based in Paris. They became internationally recognised after organising semi-naked protests in public spaces; according to their website, the group is formed by “brave topless […]

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    Hindu supremacism, ‘anti-gender’ politics, and feminist resistance

Hindu supremacism, ‘anti-gender’ politics, and feminist resistance

by Kalpana Wilson

This contribution was first presented at the 2 December 2022 workshop on Transnational “Anti-Gender” Politics and Resistance, part of the AHRC-LSE project on Transnational ‘Anti-Gender’ Movements and Resistance: Narratives and Interventions.

Listening to Tooba Syed[i] speaking about the struggles in which feminist movements in Pakistan are currently engaged, the resonances with the current situation in India are inescapable. […]

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