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    Presenting our pronouns: When feminist politics pull in different directions

Presenting our pronouns: When feminist politics pull in different directions

by Davina Cooper

Pronoun sharing has become an increasingly mainstream practice. Today, pronouns appear in automatic email signatures, in online meeting names, and pinned to clothing as companies like M&S and Asda offer pronoun badges to staff who want them. For some, this reflects the desirable normalisation of a new gender landscape. For others, it is an imposition. Many who […]

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    Why don’t women leave? Domestic Abuse and Economic Justice for Survivors

Why don’t women leave? Domestic Abuse and Economic Justice for Survivors

by Sofia Ercolessi

In 2021, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, I began to work as a support worker in refuges supporting women and children who fled domestic abuse. Refuges are a safe emergency accommodation for people who have experienced domestic abuse (DA), where survivors can access practical and emotional support in their struggle to rebuild safe lives, including navigating […]

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    From Discourses to Actors: How Analyzing the Christian Right Can Further Our Understanding of Anti-gender Mobilization

From Discourses to Actors: How Analyzing the Christian Right Can Further Our Understanding of Anti-gender Mobilization

By Ivan Tranfi and Timo Koch 

The study of anti-gender movements highlights the discursive dimension of opposition to gender and sexual equality (GSE). The ‘gender ideology’ (GI) frame is used to denounce women’s and LGBTIQ+ equality as an attack on the essence of the sex binary and the corresponding family model centered around procreation, conservative morality, and nativism. It paints […]

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    Sexuality, Masculinity, and Populist Radical Right Leadership

Sexuality, Masculinity, and Populist Radical Right Leadership

by Nik Linders

Populist radical right parties (PRR) are often classified as gender-conservative. But the role of gender and sexuality in their discourse is actually complex and varied. In our recently published research article, we compare the discourse of three relatively successful Dutch populist radical right leaders (Pim Fortuyn, Geert Wilders, and Thierry Baudet). We focus particularly on masculinity and sexuality. […]

On/Off Her Way Home

by Wen Wen 

 

The legendary sea surfaces

That meteoric stones have rolled over

An establishing shot, takes only one flash

Thinking of you, murmuring to you,

Until some tears run dry, turning reddish

Dipping upon a dream (many nights)

Once thinking of you, she is

Across the water of no name

Looking out the way back to you, she is

Still writing in English (how?):

‘Travelling around the world

From the […]

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    Time and Space for Embodied Feminist Pedagogies in the Classroom?

Time and Space for Embodied Feminist Pedagogies in the Classroom?

by Aisling Walsh

For the Spanish language version of this text, please go to page 2 (navigation below “Related” articles)

Late one afternoon in the final semester of my undergraduate degree in Sociology & Politics, I was sitting in an almost full lecture hall, transfixed by lecturer’s explanation of Susan Moller Okin’s thesis from ‘Justice, Gender and the Family’. Instead of my […]

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    Reconsidering the relationship between domestic workplaces and ‘homes’ in Chile during COVID-19

Reconsidering the relationship between domestic workplaces and ‘homes’ in Chile during COVID-19

by Carol Chan

The COVID-19 pandemic gave rise to the ‘shadow pandemic’ of domestic violence, where, due to the fears of contagion and mobility restrictions in many cities the world over, persons experiencing intimate partner or familial violence had fewer alternatives to seek respite from abuse. The pandemic revealed how the ‘home as dwelling’ is a complex space: at times […]

The X marks us all: the lingering, living liminalities we write with

by Q Manivannan
“The code-name losses and compensations

Float in and around us through the window.

It helps to know what direction the body comes from.

It isn’t absolutely clear. In words

Bitter as a field of mustard we

Copy certain parts, then decline them.

These are not only gestures: they imply

Complex relations with one another…”

 
All Kinds of Caresses, John Ashberry

I gather and bundle together the […]

Daily Exercise

By Becka White

A slightly different route today for our daily exercise. My six-year-old’s school has invited us to collect some seeds ‘to plant in the garden’. I tell my son they forgot to add ‘or on the windowsill’. I wonder how many other flat-dwelling parents noticed this wording – after all, one in five households in London don’t have […]

Neglecting women’s needs: A recipe for disaster

by Simona Camillini 

In the wake of the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that devastated Haiti on 12 January 2010, the Haiti Gender Shadow Report highlighted the failure to involve women in the disaster management process. I investigated what hindered women’s engagement in the post-earthquake response planning and implementation, what this entailed and how women nevertheless contributed to the relief and reconstruction efforts. […]

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