Marie Lloyd -The One and Only- The Queen of the Music Halls

Jul 24, 2014 | No Comments
Marie Lloyd -The One and Only- The Queen of the Music Halls

By Essie Fox This post was originally published here Recently the VV was invited to take part in a spectacular event when, as one of 32 Londoners, she gave a talk on the London Eye. Her event was based on Marie Lloyd, a superstar of the London halls and theatrical entertainments, whose career spanned the later ...

The Irish and Northern Irish Feminist Judgments Project

Jul 22, 2014 | No Comments
The Irish and Northern Irish Feminist Judgments Project

The Irish and Northern Irish Feminist Judgments Project begins today with the launch of a new website: www.feministjudging.ie. A collective of academics and practitioners based in Ireland and abroad will rewrite 30 important legal judgments, which they believe would have been decided differently if a feminist perspective had been brought to bear on the case. ...

BLURRED LINES: THE CONTESTED NATURE OF SEX WORK IN A CHANGING SOCIAL LANDSCAPE

Jul 22, 2014 | No Comments
BLURRED LINES: THE CONTESTED NATURE OF SEX WORK IN A CHANGING SOCIAL LANDSCAPE

Guest Edition – Graduate Journal of Social Science Call for Papers Blurred Lines: The Contested Nature of Sex Work in a Changing Social Landscape Editors:Gemma Ahearne, Leeds Metropolitan University Laura Connelly, University of Leeds Laura Jarvis-King, University of Leeds The last decade has witnessed an array of changes in the socio-political context in which the ...

BBC’S QUEENS OF HEARTACHE: A RESPONSE

Jul 20, 2014 | No Comments
BBC’S QUEENS OF HEARTACHE: A RESPONSE

This post was originally posted here I’m not a fan of music documentaries, but BBC’s Queens of Heartache caught my attention as its subjects are five of my very favourite artists; Edith Piaf, Billie Holiday, Judy Garland, Maria Callas and Janis Joplin. What really piqued my curiosity, however, was what a random grouping of women this is. ...

Hysteria

Jul 18, 2014 | No Comments
Hysteria

HYSTERIA is a non-profit radical feminist periodical and platform. It grew out of feminist discussions and concerns in the Feminist Society at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). The periodical strives to expose power relations that have become naturalised and entrenched. It believes that feminism is a universal concern and not reserved for ...

‘All the worlds a prison’ – 19th century career girls

Jul 17, 2014 | One Comment
‘All the worlds a prison’ – 19th century career girls

by Jade Barber This post was originally published here Whenever I think of the phrase ‘Victorian lady’, a certain image comes to mind straight away; corsets, parasols and stern faces in sepia tinted photographs. Generally, I’ve always thought of most Victorian women as stay at home wives and mothers; subdued and restricted by the strict ...

Introducing Our New Membership Secretary: Poonkulaly Gunaseelan

Jul 15, 2014 | No Comments
Introducing Our New Membership Secretary: Poonkulaly Gunaseelan

 http://www.soas.ac.uk/staff/staff92796.php p_gunaseelan@soas.ac.uk I’m delighted to be joining the Executive Committee of the FWSA. I’ve been a member of the association since the final year of my undergraduate study in 2012, and I’m very excited to further contribute to the society in the role of membership secretary. I am currently a PhD student at the School ...

ArtFem.TV [www.artfem.tv]

Jul 12, 2014 | No Comments
ArtFem.TV [www.artfem.tv]

ArtFem.TV is an online television programming presenting Art and Feminism. The aim of ArtFem.TV is to foster Women in the Arts, their art works and projects, to create an international online television screen for the creativity, images and voices of Women. ArtFem.TV is a non-profit artist run ITV and media art portal about Art and ...

2014 Essay Competition Winners

Jul 11, 2014 | No Comments
2014 Essay Competition Winners

We are delighted to announce the winners of our 2014 essay competition Winner-Gemma Miller (Birkbeck) Cross Gender Casting as Feminist Interventions in the Staging of Early Modern plays   2. Amy Calvert (Lancaster University) You Are What you (M)eat: Explorations of Masculinity, Meat Eating and Masquerade   3. Kendra Reynolds (Ulster University) A rude Awakening: Sleeping Beauty as a Metaphor for ...

Barbara Eaton, Yes Papa!: Mrs Chapone and the Bluestocking Circle

Jul 11, 2014 | No Comments
Barbara Eaton, Yes Papa!: Mrs Chapone and the Bluestocking Circle

 by Meredith Miller Falmouth University Barbara Eaton, Yes Papa!: Mrs Chapone and the Bluestocking Circle Certainly, not enough work is done on the bluestocking circle.  They were both an intellectual circle which played an important role in the public sphere discourse of eighteenth century Britain, and a group of individual women whose biographies and literary ...

Introducing Our New Essay Competition Officer: Dr. Charlotte Mathieson

Jul 11, 2014 | No Comments
Introducing Our New Essay Competition Officer: Dr. Charlotte Mathieson

I’m delighted to be joining the FWSA executive committee as Essay Competition Officer. I’ve been a member of the FWSA since I started my postgraduate study in 2007, so I’m really pleased to have the opportunity to be able to contribute more fully to the association. I’m currently a Research Fellow at the University of ...

‘Feminism would be a lot more popular if…’: Unpacking a misogynist fallacy

Jun 30, 2014 | No Comments
‘Feminism would be a lot more popular if…’: Unpacking a misogynist fallacy

by Lisa Kalayji   Not long ago, while sitting across the table from a friend and her new husband at a charming Italian café, I found myself pulled into an unanticipated conversation about feminism and its legitimacy. As so often occurs when feminists find themselves in dialogue with non-feminist (or outright anti-feminist) people, I was ...

Working on Visual/Verbal Representations of Girls’ Sexualization and Sexual Trauma and the Usefulness of a PhD in Literature

Jun 25, 2014 | No Comments
Working on Visual/Verbal Representations of Girls’ Sexualization and Sexual Trauma and the Usefulness of a PhD in Literature

by Olga Michael Women and girls’ association with visuality has been enduring and dominant in art history, in visual and film studies, as well as beyond the boundaries of academia and in the realm of everyday life. In 1975, Laura Mulvey famously argued that the man is always the bearer of the gaze, whereas the ...

Memoirs of a Young Lady in Libya

Jun 24, 2014 | One Comment
Memoirs of a Young Lady in Libya

by Adela Suliman In this brief piece I want to offer a fresh perspective. This is not a story which feeds into the narrative of the repressed and veiled Arab woman, seeking liberation via Starbucks and iTunes. Instead, I want to share with you, the reader, my experiences both good and bad in Libya to ...

The Problem with ‘We are All Oxford’

Jun 21, 2014 | 2 Comments
The Problem with ‘We are All Oxford’

by I was a High School Feminist This was originally posted here Recently, the “I, too, am Harvard” campaign began popping up on my tumblr feed (dash? What’s the terminology?). The project is described on its tumblr as “A photo campaign highlighting the faces and voices of black students at Harvard College. Our voices often go unheard on this ...

Holding Our Politicians Accountable

Jun 20, 2014 | No Comments
Holding Our Politicians Accountable

by Everyday Victim Blaming This was originally posted here on the 15th April 2014 This week, Cheltenham Borough councillor Barbara Driver has stepped down after using the phrase: “(t)here is a saying and I’m going to say it: When rape is inevitable, lie back and enjoy it” in reference to a new housing development. This misuse of language by ...

Madame Sarah Grand and the General Illustrated Magazine

Jun 13, 2014 | No Comments
Madame Sarah Grand and the General Illustrated Magazine

by Jennifer Nicol   ‘[W]omen do not care to see life any longer in a glass darkly. Let there be light’. —Sarah Grand, ‘The New Aspect of the Woman Question’ (1894)[1]   In 1871, Frances Elizabeth Bellenden Clarke (1854-1943), the daughter of a naval guard and a well-educated Yorkshire woman, married David Chambers McFall, a ...

Chainmail Bikinis Do Not Stop Swords

Jun 13, 2014 | No Comments
Chainmail Bikinis Do Not Stop Swords

By Stephanie Downes Note: Before we begin, there is lots of skimpy armour in this article, so this probably counts as NSFW. Clothes and armour in video games are as much a part of the customisation and personalisation of a character as hair colour or fantasy race; as well as serving the practical functions of simultaneously ...

Teaching Gender with Libraries and Archives

Jun 9, 2014 | No Comments
Teaching Gender with Libraries and Archives

By Christianne F. Collantes “Teaching Gender with Libraries and Archives” (Edited by Sara de Jong and Sanne Koevoets)   This book is available free for download from the Atgender website. Please follow this link    As a former student of Women and Gender Studies (now embarking on the doctoral path and transitioning into becoming an educator ...

Notes from Berlin: What is Queer-Feminist Psychiatry Critique?

Jun 6, 2014 | No Comments
Notes from Berlin: What is Queer-Feminist Psychiatry Critique?

by Stefanie Boulila Queer Berlin has a new independent research hub. Last month the Lili Elbe Archive for Trans* Inter Queer History celebrated its official launch in Berlin. The collection boasts with over 6000 documents dating back to 1688. “There is not much history out there about gender non-normativity. And if there is, it was ...

Support KMEWO in demanding Justice for Dunya !

Jun 2, 2014 | No Comments
Support KMEWO in demanding Justice for Dunya !

   On Friday 23rd May 2014, a 15 year’s old child bride was brutality murdered by her 45 years old polygamist husband in Iraqi Kurdistan – district Kalakji. Reports from Iraqi Kurdistan says that the husband removed one of the girl’s eyes, severed her breasts, disembowelled  , tied her to a car and dragged her ...

Beauty In Older Women Exhibition

Jun 2, 2014 | No Comments
Beauty In Older Women Exhibition

An Edo Zollo Photography Project @ Craft Central EC1M  4DS 7th – 13th July 2014 After a great deal of hard work, photographer Edo Zollo is making final preparations for his forthcoming Beauty In Older Women exhibition.  From July 7th-13th, at Craft Central Gallery in Clerkenwell, London you will be able to see ten photographs ...

The Glamorization of Eating Disorders

May 28, 2014 | No Comments
The Glamorization of Eating Disorders

by Jennie Elgie This was originally posted here  This week’s post is going to be exploring the frequently controversial topic of eating disorders being glamorized by the media and the affect that this has, even subconsciously, on people’s self-image and worth. Has self-consciousness, on a serious level, become something that everyone feels frequently? And is ...

An experiment in critical friendship: Workshop call for papers

May 26, 2014 | No Comments
An experiment in critical friendship:  Workshop call for papers

Rethinking Sisterhood: The Affective Politics of Women’s Relationships Feminist and Women Studies’ Association interim conference, University of Bristol Saturday 13th September 2014   Organizers: VIDA, the Critical Management Studies Women’s Association   “A critical friend can be defined as a trusted person who asks provocative questions, provides data to be examined through another lens, and ...

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