16. 10. 2014
feminism - feminism is cool

Universities won’t be a safe place for women until they’re a safe place for feminism

Glosswitch on feminism, university campuses, university study, and the important role of the NUS in ensuring women’s safety. (And on that: the piece links to the 2012 NUS LGBT Campaign Policy document which...

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12. 10. 2014
feminism - fvck me I'm a fresher

Ten things female students shouldn’t have to go through at university

Below is a link to a list of 10 things that women shouldn’t have to go through at university. One would think that it goes without saying – that any of these should...

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08. 10. 2014
feminism - sexism (science for girls)

A Sneak Peek at New Parody Book “Science… For Her!”

Actually pretty funny. From bitchmagazine: When I got a copy of Megan Amram’s new book Science… for Her!, I decided to run a little experiment. I host a weekly science night at my...

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19. 08. 2014
academia - tenure, research, faculty

Study raises questions about why women are less likely than men to earn tenure at research universities

Fault of (sexist?) tenure process and not research productivity: ‘“It’s not that we need to make women more productive. It’s that we need to change the processes,” said Kate Weisshaar, a graduate student...

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14. 06. 2014
The Hidden Curriculum in Evangelism: Patriarchy

The Hidden Curriculum in Evangelism: Patriarchy

This isn’t an issue that I’ve read a great deal about. Certainly in Britain (and perhaps the rest of Europe), there is not a lot of evangelism on campus. Below is a guest...

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13. 06. 2014
“When campus rape is treated as a PR problem, survivors become liabilities to be controlled, silenced and swept away.”

“When campus rape is treated as a PR problem, survivors become liabilities to be controlled, silenced and swept away.”

When campus rape is treated as a PR problem, survivors become liabilities to be controlled, silenced and swept away. On When schools put their brands before assaulted students, aljazeera, via feministing.

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13. 04. 2014
sociology - people

Patrick Dunleavy on the Republic of Blogs

After a long period of monopolising academic discourse, European universities went into decline as classical scholasticism, which was primarily inward and backward looking, gave way to the ideas of Enlightenment. Intellectual development moved...

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29. 03. 2014
Campus Rape and the Rise of the Academic Industrial Complex

Campus Rape and the Rise of the Academic Industrial Complex

On truth-out: In 2012, it was revealed that the University of Montana and the city of Missoula were being investigated for a mass cover-up of sexual assaults on campus. Eighty reported assaults were...

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27. 03. 2014
[research] Victim Blaming Others: Rape Myth Acceptance and the Just World Belief

[research] Victim Blaming Others: Rape Myth Acceptance and the Just World Belief

This is an interesting study published in the journal of Feminist Criminology recently. It’s the about the extent to which rape myths are accepted (i.e. rape is normalised and excused) if individuals subscribe...

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24. 03. 2014
“The bottom line is that saying there are differences in male and female brains is just not true.

“The bottom line is that saying there are differences in male and female brains is just not true.

The bottom line is that saying there are differences in male and female brains is just not true. There is pretty compelling evidence that any differences are tiny and are the result of...

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23. 03. 2014
feminism - taking over (border)

Sunday feminist roundup (23rd March 2014)

- Beauty Standards Are Bullshit (The Belle Jar) – International Women’s Day and the feminists who inspired me to reclaim my body (A Room of Our Own) – How Mumsnet put some fire...

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22. 03. 2014
Self-Citation Gender Gap (female researchers do not cite their own work as often as their male colleagues)

Self-Citation Gender Gap (female researchers do not cite their own work as often as their male colleagues)

A study commissioned by The Chronicle of Higher Education shows that women in academia are much less likely than men to cite their own research. Because citation counts are now critical to many...

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21. 03. 2014
Elderly Male Professor Takes An Interest in My Philosophical Bosom

Elderly Male Professor Takes An Interest in My Philosophical Bosom

As a PhD student, I was walking down the hallway of our campus building with a male student, also a PhD student in our program. An older man was coming towards us, and...

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20. 03. 2014
[research] Images of Gender Twenty Years Later: A Content Analysis of Images in Introductory Criminal Justice and Criminology Textbooks

[research] Images of Gender Twenty Years Later: A Content Analysis of Images in Introductory Criminal Justice and Criminology Textbooks

Feminist Criminology, October 2013 issue. Abstract: This research is a content analysis of photographs in 23 introductory criminal justice and criminology textbooks published between 2008 and 2012, replicating the original work of Baro...

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09. 03. 2014
Violence against women: an EU-wide survey: main results report

Violence against women: an EU-wide survey: main results report

This FRA survey is the first of its kind on violence against women across the 28 Member States of the European Union (EU). It is based on interviews with 42,000 women across the...

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08. 03. 2014
New study finds that drinking doesn’t cause sexual aggression, predators target drunk women

New study finds that drinking doesn’t cause sexual aggression, predators target drunk women

A new study backs up what feminists have been saying for approximately ever about the relationship between drinking and rape. Namely, that alcohol–despite its impressive powers–neither magically turns well-meaning kids into sexual aggressors...

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26. 02. 2014
‘Lad culture’ on UK campuses

‘Lad culture’ on UK campuses

The NUS recently commissioned this study into ‘lad culture’ on UK campuses. It’s a long and daunting read*, and I can’t help thinking that something a bit shorter and less convoluted might have been more...

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22. 02. 2014
“Every single decent man I know is hugely offended…

“Every single decent man I know is hugely offended…

Every single decent man I know is hugely offended by the idea that he doesn’t have enough self-control over his sexual urges and genitalia to avoid seriously traumatizing another human being. The idea...

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19. 01. 2014
feminism - taking over (border)

Sunday feminist roundup (19th January 2014)

Mother, Sex Object, Worker: The Transformation of the Female Flight Attendant (sociologicalimages) Gender equality undermines the morale of the men (racers-republic) [HT psawomenpolitics] Why, in 2014, are first ladies still expected to behave...

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13. 01. 2014
Study: Viewing An Ultrasound Does Not Dissuade Women From Abortion

Study: Viewing An Ultrasound Does Not Dissuade Women From Abortion

Important to know this in continued fight against the war on women. On RHrealitycheck: With various states passing mandatory ultrasounds and crisis pregnancy centers focusing more of their efforts on getting ultrasound machines,...

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