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

Criminalising the Client: Institutional Change, Gendered Ideas and Feminist Strategies

In 1998, Sweden was the first country in the world to criminalise the purchase of sexual services, but not the sale of sex. The law represented a new prostitution regime that problematised power relations in prostitution as inherently gendered and … Continue reading

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Naghma Abidi on ‘Teaching Feminisms, Transforming Lives’

Blog post by Naghma Abidi In the moments of now, you are so much involved in the present and it is only when that moment has passed that you appreciate the full essence of it, even the subtle aspects of the … Continue reading

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On the Collectivity of Feminist Pedagogy: Reflections on Feminist Sharing in Delhi

Blog post by Dr Lisa Kalayji Some months back, I picked up Sara Ahmed’s eagerly-awaited most recent book, Living a Feminist Life. Opening it to the first page, I found the dedication: ‘To the many feminist killjoys out there doing your … Continue reading

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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

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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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