UKIP uses women’s rights as a trojan horse to attack minorities

Apr 20, 2015 | No Comments
UKIP uses women’s rights as a trojan horse to attack minorities

By Rainbow Murray UKIP has published a series of measures that it claims will help women, entitled Believing in Britain, Believing in Britain’s Women. On the face of it, the document is a pleasant surprise, given UKIP’s poor reputation when it comes to women’s rights. Its proposals look promising, such as a repeal of the ...

Taboo Subjects

Apr 18, 2015 | No Comments
Taboo Subjects

By Robyn Nichol Women’s bodies have always been policed in society. Our bodies are always presented as something that needs to be refined and improved, whether that’s through beauty products, dieting or exercise, and social taboos act as another form of policing. The taboo subjects that I am discussing are primarily in relation to cis ...

CFP: Symposium: Faith and Feminism

Apr 17, 2015 | No Comments
CFP: Symposium: Faith and Feminism

 28th May 2015, University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, DE22 1GB   Women of all faiths and none engage in feminist activism that challenges patriarchy and creates spaces for women’s agency.  Universities are in great need of such input for student guidance, particularly for female students (Guest, Aune, Sharma and Warner 2013, and Phipps and ...

Summerschool 10-14 Aug, Gender: A Core Concept in Society and Science

Apr 14, 2015 | No Comments
Summerschool 10-14 Aug, Gender: A Core Concept in Society and Science

    The Department of Sociology and the Institute for Gender Studies at Radboud University host leading research on gender inequality and dynamics. The course Gender: a core concept in society and science is based on Radboud University’s state-of-the-art research and provides an advanced introduction to gender in social science in a intensive one-week programme. The course ...

Weekend Residential events with Maggie Nicols & Frankie Armstrong

Apr 12, 2015 | No Comments
Weekend Residential events with Maggie Nicols & Frankie Armstrong

‪There are a number of events taking place at Create-Ahh, a community arts project based in an old woollen mill in Drefach Felindre, Carmarthenshire, Wales.   ‪Maggie Nicols, a key figure in feminist & free improvisation, is hosting her first ever weekend intensive at the mill in May.   ‪In June Frankie Armstrong & the ...

Virgin School

Apr 9, 2015 | No Comments
Virgin School

By Chloe Harrison “THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF SEX IS ALSO THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF RELIGION, ECONOMICS, POLITICS, KINSHIP AND HUMAN RIGHTS” (Donnan and Magowan, 2010) Glad we’ve cleared that up. The next topic I wanted to cover in a blog post about the value of the body was about touch, and whether bodily contact with other bodies was essential forcollective ...

Femicide: men kill women

Apr 6, 2015 | No Comments
Femicide: men kill women

By Yagmur Arica   Özgecan Aslan, 20 years old, was a psychology student in Mersin, in the south of Turkey. She died as she was heading back home in a minibus, a very popular means of transport. The driver, after an attempted rape, killed her by stabbing her and beating her with an iron bar. ...

CFP: From Scold’s to Trolls; Social and Legal Responses to Visible and Audible Women

Apr 4, 2015 | No Comments
CFP: From Scold’s to Trolls; Social and Legal Responses to Visible and Audible Women

A one-day symposium: September 15th 2015 Organised by the Centre for Law and Society at Lancaster University Law School   Keynote Speaker: Professor Feona Attwood, Professor of Cultural Studies, Communication and Media at Middlesex University, UK   Theme Underlying the trolling of visible and audible women is the deeply entrenched misogynistic idea of silencing women. ...

CFP: Silence in the Archives: Censorship and Suppression in Women’s Life Writing in the Long Nineteenth Century

Apr 3, 2015 | No Comments
CFP: Silence in the Archives: Censorship and Suppression in Women’s Life Writing in the Long Nineteenth Century

Silence in the Archives: Censorship and Suppression in Women’s Life Writing in the Long Nineteenth Century is being held at Wolfson College, Oxford on 7th November 2015, funded by the Oxford Centre for Life-Writing and the Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities.   Keynote speakers: Professor Janet Todd and Professor Karen Hunt   Scholars increasingly ...