Category Archives: gender politics

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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We need to look beyond individuals if we want to tackle gender-based violence: embracing social determinants of health

This blog post by Karen Lorimer (Glasgow Caledonian University) is part of our series for 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. Gender-based violence affects all ages and social classes, but we do still need to pay attention to how and why … Continue reading

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Dangerously Provocative [re-blog]

This blog post by Jessica Wolfendale (West Virginia University) was originally published in The Dangerous Women Project here on 4 July 2016. It is being reproduced here with permission from the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) as part of our … Continue reading

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Technologising Rape and Sexual Assault: Can we really innovate the problem away?

This blog post by Lesley McMillan (Glasgow Caledonian University) and Deborah White (Trent University, Ontario) is part of our series for 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. Sexual violence against women and girls remains a major social problem with as … Continue reading

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Reflections on a Year of Dangerous Women: Speaking Out, Listening, Resisting and Persisting!

On March 8 2016, Peta Freestone, Jo Shaw, and colleagues at Edinburgh University’s Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH), launched an ambitious collective endeavour using social media to ask the question: ‘What is a dangerous woman?’ The project … Continue reading

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Devolving abortion law: a positive step or cause for concern?

With powers over abortion legislation set to be devolved to Holyrood, Jennifer Thomson asks whether this presents an opportunity or a potential setback for women’s rights in Scotland. Powers over abortion are set to be devolved from Westminster to Edinburgh. The news, … Continue reading

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Another Crack in the Glass Ceiling? Leslie Evans appointed Scotland’s top civil servant

Another first for gender equality this week: with news that First Minister Nicola Sturgeon had appointed Leslie Evans as Scotland’s top civil servant – the first time a woman has held this position. Guest genderpol blogger Professor  James Mitchell, University of … Continue reading

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