Monthly Archives: November 2013

Privilege, Privilege, Privilege. Part 2

Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, on a speech today: “I stress – I don’t believe that economic equality is possible; indeed some measure of inequality is essential for the spirit of envy and keeping up with the Joneses that … Continue reading

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Privilege, Privilege, Privilege

Yesterday I left a seminar fuming. We were discussing a paper regarding the discrimination of the Roma minority in Europe, and some of the comments were really astounding. A lot of those present were quite happy to reinforce an erroneous … Continue reading

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On The Value of a Life

A man is dying right now because of immigration rules. Ifa Muaza, a 45 year old Nigerian asylum seeker, has been on hunger strike at Harmondsworth Removal Centre for almost 3 months now. The High Court ruled last week that he must … Continue reading

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The (Not-so) Hidden Gender Inequality in Higher Education

The presence of gender inequality in universities is not news. Women make of over 50% of the student population on campuses, but this demographic is not represented in the echelons of academia. In in the classes I teach, where female students far outnumber … Continue reading

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Disney Princesses, Feminism and Reductionism

I wasn’t going to write about this, but I haven’t stopped thinking about it all week, so at least it will get it out of my system. There was an article on the Telegraph last Monday called ‘I’d happily blow the brains out … Continue reading

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The Home Office in My PhD Log

I got an email today from the Research Unit at my university reminding us to complete our PhD Logs in timely fashion. The Logs record how many meetings we have with our supervisors, what was discussed in them, the title … Continue reading

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The harsh reality and unfairness of the government’s anti-immigration campaign

Originally posted on Pride's Purge:
(not satire – it’s the UK today) This has been taken from Harley Miller’s Facebook page, an Australian who has been living in the UK for the last 9 years:  Hello my friends, You may…

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