Politics

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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    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 […]

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    From “Gender Bashing” to the Dangers of Co-Optation: Gender Studies in Japan

From “Gender Bashing” to the Dangers of Co-Optation: Gender Studies in Japan

by Chelsea Szendi Schieder

Note: Following Japanese conventions, Japanese names are listed family name first.

I met Professor Andrea Peto (CEU) in fall 2018 in Budapest, when I had reached out to her while on a research visit to hear about the fate of Central European University and particularly of gender studies as an accredited graduate school program in Hungary. Gender […]

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    What the media circus surrounding Shamima Begum can teach us about gender and nation

What the media circus surrounding Shamima Begum can teach us about gender and nation

by Harriet Farnham

As the so-called caliphate defends its last stronghold in the town of Baghuz, Shamima Begum is back in the media spotlight. Four years since she left the UK to join ISIS, the 19 year old is asking to return home. The sensationalist and islamophobic media circus surrounding Begum should not surprise us; we’ve seen this all before in […]

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    Is a picture really worth a thousand words? Posters In and About the British Women’s Suffrage Movement

Is a picture really worth a thousand words? Posters In and About the British Women’s Suffrage Movement

by Dean Cooper-Cunningham

In 2018, the UK celebrated the centenary of (some) women’s suffrage. This came on the back of the Global Women’s Marches that protested the election of Donald Trump following his anti-women statements and the more general anti-feminist sentiment (re)surging worldwide. What became clear from the Women’s Marches was the power of visual material in protests. Protestors used […]

March 18th, 2019|Featured, Politics|0 Comments|
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    In Defence of Women: Anti-gender Campaigns and Abortion in Chile

In Defence of Women: Anti-gender Campaigns and Abortion in Chile

by Lieta Vivaldi 

In Chile the bill that allows abortion on three grounds – when a woman’s life is in danger, when there are foetal anomalies incompatible with life, and in the case of rape – was approved, after a long discussion, in August 2017 and then published in September the same year. In December 2017, the right-wing candidate Sebastián Piñera […]

Brazilian presidential election: a perfect catastrophe?

by Sonia Corrêa

 

Time to mourn

Politics is both reasoning and affect. This is how a first version of this essay, written in the immediate aftermath of the Brazilian 2018 elections, began. The reasonable charting of what happened in Brazil was urgent, but also a painful exercise to engage with. Having watched, for many years, the building up of Brazilian conservative […]

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|
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    Heteroactivism: Why examining ‘gender ideology’ isn’t enough

Heteroactivism: Why examining ‘gender ideology’ isn’t enough

by Kath Browne and Catherine Nash

This is the first blog in a series of posts on transnational anti-gender politics jointly called by the LSE Department of Gender Studies and Engenderings with the aim of discussing how we can make sense of and resist the current attacks on gender studies, ‘gender ideology’ and individuals working within the field.

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