Tag Archives: Feminism

This Academic Wears Pink

  There is an academic I know who has, for years, had issues with me. His negative comments were endless, and his derision and condescension palpable. I thought it was just me. That there was something seriously wrong with me … Continue reading

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When the Big Door Closes- New Report on Detention of Women Asylum Seekers

On Monday, a new report by Women For Refugee Women detailing the conditions of female asylum detainees was released. The report consisted of interviews with 46 women about their experiences in Yarl’s Wood Detention Centre. ‘When the big door closed it … 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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“I Will Discourage My Daughter From Having a Career”

These were the words spoken to me at dinner yesterday. My husband and I were attending a work function, and I struck a conversation with the lady sitting on my right. We started talking about the difficulties of combining motherhood … Continue reading

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