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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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    Confronting My Anti-Vitruvian Self in Creepy Dolls and a Discussion about Dominatrices

Confronting My Anti-Vitruvian Self in Creepy Dolls and a Discussion about Dominatrices

by A. Rahman Ford

After years of being ashamed of my body, for some strange reason I decided one day to take some semi-nude photos of myself.  To this day I have no idea what compelled me to do it.  Maybe my higher self had gotten tired of my cowering and hiding underneath long-sleeved shirts, even during the summer.  Maybe […]

June 24th, 2019|Featured, Society|0 Comments|
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    Queering the ‘Global Gay’: How Transnational LGBT Language Disrupts the Global/Local Binary

Queering the ‘Global Gay’: How Transnational LGBT Language Disrupts the Global/Local Binary

By Khin Su

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.

Coming from a post-colonial perspective, I find […]

June 20th, 2019|Featured, Society|0 Comments|

Hijras and the legacy of British colonial rule in India

by Sophie Hunter

On 6 September last year the Supreme Court of India struck down Section 377 (S377) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), decriminalising homosexuality. Introduced during British colonial rule in India in 1864 as a legal transplant of the British 1533 Buggery Act, this section criminalised non-procreative sexualities. Historically it was used to target, among others, transgender persons, […]

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    How Media and Police Still Fail London’s Queer and Trans* Residents When Dealing With Hate-Motivated Violence

How Media and Police Still Fail London’s Queer and Trans* Residents When Dealing With Hate-Motivated Violence

by Sean Cartwright

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.

On the 17th of November, 2018 […]

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    Nike’s “Dream Crazier”- A new brand of Self Objectification

Nike’s “Dream Crazier”- A new brand of Self Objectification

by Anupriya Dhonchak [1]

Nike’s 90 seconds “Dream Crazier” advertisement, released last month during the Oscars stirred a multitude of emotion and introspection in both female and male viewers. It is a beautiful representation of sportswomen and their resilience despite being called “crazy” or “too emotional”. It shows that “masculine” qualities such as physical strength and ambition can co-exist with “feminine” […]

May 28th, 2019|Featured, Society|1 Comment|
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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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    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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    When ‘European values’ do not count: Anti-gender ideology and the failure to comprehensively address GBV in Ukraine

When ‘European values’ do not count: Anti-gender ideology and the failure to comprehensively address GBV in Ukraine

by Elise Ketelaars

This blog post is part of 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. This post discusses how anti-gender politics have prevented […]

September 26th, 2018|Anti-gender, Featured, Society|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.

Gender ideology is […]

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