Politics

Kurdish Women in the UK Diaspora: Adversities & Challenges

By Shilan Fuad Hussain

What does it mean to be in a “diaspora”? The term refers to a people who are dispersed, but often they are merely re-conglomerated, forming an insular “placenta” that incubates their new lives abroad, while still retaining aspects of the homeland they left. Diasporic homes can thus become a battleground, particularly for women, where house walls […]

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 […]

Gender as psychoanalysis’ act of citizenship

By Carolina Besoain

In 2021, Avgi Saketopoulou and Ann Pellegrini received the first Tiresias Award[1] from the Sexual and Gender Diversity Studies Committee (S&GDSC) of the International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA)[2] for their work titled A feminine boy: normative investments and reparative fantasy at the intersections of gender, race, and religion. However, they faced obstacles when attempting to publish the article in […]

The many faces of feminism in Eurasia

by Karolina Kluczewska and Laura Luciani 

In many countries around the world, feminist politics are marginalised or face resistance from governments and societies alike – and this is also the case in post-socialist Eurasia. As an additional challenge, gender-related discourses in this region are dominated by international donors, which promote a one-size-fits-all, neoliberal approach based on universal human rights and gender equality […]

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    Wednesday, the 28th of June, 2023: Anti-Gender Violence in Canada

Wednesday, the 28th of June, 2023: Anti-Gender Violence in Canada

by Emily Sams-Harris

On Wednesday, the 28th of June, 2023, in the city colonially known as Ottawa, Canada, far-right anti-gender protestors stood outside the National Arts Centre of Canada and shouted violent, hateful messages during a Drag Story Time for the second time in recent months.

On Wednesday, the 28th of June, 2023, in the city colonially known as Waterloo, Canada, […]

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    The threats and possibilities awaiting the gender-equal democracy in Turkey after the 2023 general elections

The threats and possibilities awaiting the gender-equal democracy in Turkey after the 2023 general elections

by Didem Unal

The parliamentary and presidential elections on 14 May 2023 mark a turning point in Turkey for gender-equal democracy. As the country enters its second century, AKP (Justice and Development Party), the party in power since 2002, is facing the most consolidated opposition of the last two decades. Turkey’s six-party opposition coalition composed of the major opposition party, […]

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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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    Transnational “Anti-Gender” Politics and Resistance: Introduction to the 2 December 2022 AHRC Workshop, LSE

Transnational “Anti-Gender” Politics and Resistance: Introduction to the 2 December 2022 AHRC Workshop, LSE

by Clare Hemmings

This introduction is based on the initial comments given at the above workshop as part of Transnational ‘Anti-Gender’ Movements and Resistance: Narratives and Interventions project and is also a way of framing some of the blog posts from that day being published in Engenderings.

Since the summer of 2021, the Department of Gender Studies has been subject to […]

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