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    Colonial Cisnationalism: Notes on Empire and Gender in the UK’s Migration Policy

Colonial Cisnationalism: Notes on Empire and Gender in the UK’s Migration Policy

by Christopher Griffin

Anti-immigration rhetoric is a notoriously reliable fixture of British politics, with Conservative politicians regularly turning to border controls to appeal to right-wing voters. In recent years, however, two flagship policies have allowed the UK government to dominate the debate in ways that warrant close inspection. Introduced by the Home Secretary, Priti Patel, in April 2022, the Rwanda […]

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    Redefining menstrual equity in prisons: Why menstrual equity demands prison abolition

Redefining menstrual equity in prisons: Why menstrual equity demands prison abolition

by Regan Moss and Miriam Vishniac

As the menstrual equity movement has diffused across the United States, public policy efforts have been directed towards period product provision in women’s carceral facilities. The menstrual equity movement is concerned with the structures and systems that create, facilitate, exacerbate non-dignifying menstrual health experiences, such as period poverty. This attention has been in response to […]

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    Anti-gender ideology and neo-liberal state grammar in Brazil

Anti-gender ideology and neo-liberal state grammar in Brazil

by Marco Aurelio Máximo Prado

This contribution is based on the presentation given at the 11-12 April 2023 workshop on Mapping and resisting the gender phantasm in Latin America: Geographies of ‘anti-gender’ movements’, part of the AHRC-LSE project on Transnational ‘Anti-Gender’ Movements and Resistance: Narratives and Interventions. One of the speakers made her presentation available in a blog format in both English […]

Palestine: A ‘Test’ for Feminist Foreign Policy

By Layla Saleh
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The war in Gaza has drawn extensive attention to human rights violations, student activism, and warring propaganda narratives. No amount of counting can adequately attest to the over 20,000 Palestinians killed by Israelis and the damage to homes, livelihoods, and personhoods. This blog post, however, considers the current war in Gaza from the perspective of Feminist Foreign […]

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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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    Genealogies, meanings, and effects of anti-gender feminism in Latin America

Genealogies, meanings, and effects of anti-gender feminism in Latin America

By Diana Granados

This contribution is based on the presentation given at the 11-12 April 2023 workshop on Mapping and resisting the gender phantasm in Latin America: Geographies of ‘anti-gender’ movements’, part of the AHRC-LSE project on Transnational ‘Anti-Gender’ Movements and Resistance: Narratives and Interventions. Two of the speakers have made their presentations available in a blog format in both English and […]

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 […]

What Palestine teaches teachers of politics and law

By Afreen Faridi

We must not teach young learners the quintessential colonial method – wait for a people to die, make a museum of their genocide, then set up departments of decoloniality over their mass graves
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Liberal legal and political theory, morality and institutions which uphold the Westphalian human rights charter have dug their grave in Palestine. Magna Carta, Bill of […]

Abortion rights and election campaigns: the case of Poland

by Dominika Tronina and Kaja Kaźmierska

On October 15th 2023, Poland will face another parliamentary election, the third in a row where the Law and Justice Party (PiS) has a real chance of winning. Having ruled Poland since 2015, and notoriously known for its destruction of Polish rule of law as well as its anti-gender politics (which include attacks on […]

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    The Struggle for Women’s Reproductive Rights; A Southeast Asian Perspective

The Struggle for Women’s Reproductive Rights; A Southeast Asian Perspective

by Maya Bofa

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 […]

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