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misc. television - rape on television

GAME OF THRONES, RAPE, AND VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS

I’m THIS CLOSE to giving up on Frones completely because of its plot-point, titilation rape scenes (and I haven’t even got to all of *that* scene in the latest series). In the linked piece below, Sarah Ditum on the newstatesman talks rape, gender disparity, and misogyny. If I’m honest, I think that she’s watched some of the rape scenes closer […]

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academia - research

ON THAT REPRODUCIBILITY IN PSYCHOLOGY STUDY

The feministphilosophers take on the recent claim from a study published in Science (Reproducibility in Psychology – Nosek et al, 2015) that some research in psychology is not replicable (i.e. the same findings are not found over repeated, similar investigations) and, therefore, invalid. At least that’s the way it’s being reported in articles such as this on Slate which states […]

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criminology - poverty is not a crime

YOUNG PEOPLE IN CARE AND OFFENDING: A BROKEN SYSTEM

On the 23rd of June, 2015, the Prison Reform Trust launched a review to examine why children aged 10 to 17 who are in care are more likely to offend than children who are not in care. [1] The Trust acknowledges that the majority of young people in care do not offend or come into contact with the youth justice […]

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HARRIET: PINK OR MAGENTA, IT’S STILL PATRONISING AND SEXIST

I was asked on a comment elsewhere today: “I wonder what Elizabeth Cady Stanton would think of it all?” Good question, I thought. Though the question related to another issue, it could easily be asked also about Labour’s Harriet Harman’s new initiative to engage women voters: a pink campaign bus. Harman claims: The message she wanted to get across to […]

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