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The blog of the Gender Politics Research Group, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh - and friends

Just a joke? #MeToo, Internet humour and feminist killjoys

Maja Brandt Andreasen is an AHRC- funded PhD student in feminist media studies at the University of Strathclyde. Her research project investigates rape discourse on humorous websites with the Weinstein allegations and the #MeToo movement as the case study. The … Continue reading

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The UCU strikes: a battle for the future of Higher Education | British Politics and Policy at LSE

What type of university system do we want? One with a casualised workforce and vice-chancellors who can claim they deserve exorbitant pay packages for running — Read on blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/the-ucu-strikes-a-battle-for-the-future-of-higher-education/

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Another year – and another chance to read genderpol’s top blogs of 2017

Happy New Year to all our genderpol readers! To mark the beginning of a new year, we’re taking the opportunity to revisit the most-read blogs of 2017. Enjoy! In November, we posted a series of blogs to raise awareness of … Continue reading

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Conversation with Emma Ritch, Engender

Christina Neuwirth, 11.12.17 CN: Thank you for taking the time to speak to me today! I wonder if you could tell me a little bit about Engender before we begin? ER: Sure! Thank you for having me. Engender is Scotland’s … Continue reading

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ETUC report Safe at Home, Safe at Work

This blog post by Dr Jane Pillinger is part of our series for 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. Dr Jane Pillinger is a gender expert and author of the report ‘Safe at Home, Safe at Work: Trade union strategies … Continue reading

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Guest blog post by Talat Yaqoob

This blog post by Talat Yaqoob (Women 50:50) is part of our series for 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. Talat Yaqoob is the co-founder and Chair of the Women 50:50 campaign, which is fighting for legislated candidate quotas in … Continue reading

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Safe at Home, Safe at Work

This blog post by Ann Henderson is part of our series for 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. The publication of the European TUC Report ‘Safe at home, safe at work: Trade unions’ strategies to prevent, manage and eliminate work-place … Continue reading

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