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    Toward a Posthuman Time: Virtuality and Queerness in Taiwanese Science Fiction

Toward a Posthuman Time: Virtuality and Queerness in Taiwanese Science Fiction

By Hsin-Hui Lin

 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 […]

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 […]

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    Genealogías, significados y efectos del feminismo anti-género en América Latina

Genealogías, significados y efectos del feminismo anti-género en América Latina

Por Diana Granados

Este texto es una adaptación de la presentación realizada en el evento “Mapeo y resistencia al fantasma de género en América Latina: Geografías de los movimientos ‘anti-género’”, el cual forma parte del proyecto AHRC-LSE sobre “Movimientos Transnacionales ‘Anti-Género’ y Resistencia: Narrativas e Intervenciones”. Dos de lxs expositorxs han puesto a disposición sus presentaciones en formato columna tanto […]

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 […]

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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    Path of Fire, Heart of Lotus: Japanese Women’s Buddhist Monasticism, Impermanence and Post-WWII Gender-Inclusive Peace Movements

Path of Fire, Heart of Lotus: Japanese Women’s Buddhist Monasticism, Impermanence and Post-WWII Gender-Inclusive Peace Movements

by Sourajit Ghosh

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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    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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    The killing of Elianne Andam – patriarchy as a theory of gender

The killing of Elianne Andam – patriarchy as a theory of gender

by Alanah Mortlock

On the 27 September 2023, a 15-year-old girl – a child – was fatally stabbed on her way to school. A 17-year-old boy believed to be the one who killed her has been taken into custody, charged with her murder on the 29 September 2023. This happened in Croydon, on Wellesley Road just outside the Whitgift shopping […]

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    The Saturday Mothers in Turkey as a Maternal Movement: A Feminist Critique

The Saturday Mothers in Turkey as a Maternal Movement: A Feminist Critique

by Güneş Daşlı

The public attention to motherhood and the maternal aspect of collective activism on the issue of enforced disappearances is not unique to Turkey. Similar to other victims’ movements globally, such as the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo or the Mothers of Abkhazia for Peace and Social Justice, motherhood and its traits traditionally ascribed to women shape the Saturday […]

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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