CFP: Managing, Researching, and Enabling Respectful Sexual Conduct in Higher Education

19 – 20 February 2018  KANTL – The Royal Academy of Dutch Language and Literature  Ghent, Belgium  A two-day workshop organised by ANSER – Academic Network for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Policy, Ghent University INSEP – International Network for Sexual Ethics and Politics Deadline for Abstracts: 30 September 2017  Workshop Webpage: http://www.insep.ugent.be/workshops/mre2018/ Campus sexual violence and harassment is endemic. Research shows that […]

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#research: Will women vote for women in 2018? It depends on if they’re married – @ConversationUK

[O]ur research indicates that Clinton’s failure to capture the white female vote is, in part, based in something more fundamental – marriage.   The fate of women We found that when married white women felt disconnected from other women, answering “no” to the question above, they were less likely to identify as a Democrat, and more likely to hold conservative […]

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#research: medical abortions online safe and effective

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[Though still illegal for the women of Ireland.] A study into women who seek abortion pills online in the face of strict laws against terminations has found that almost 95% safely ended their pregnancy without surgical intervention. Experts say the study underscores the safety of medical abortion, and highlights that women who go on to experience symptoms of possible complications […]

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#research: U of T: racial bias may begin in babies at six months

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In the first study, published in Developmental Science, Lee  showed that six- to nine-month-old babies begin to associate faces from their own race with happy music and those from other races with sad music.   In the second study, published in Child Development, the researchers found that babies as young as six months were more inclined to learn information from […]

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#patriarchiesrealign: Women who perform femininity are judged to be less suited to science #academia  #research – @socimages

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Sexism in American society has been on the decline. Obstacles to female-bodied people excelling in previously male-only occupations and hobbies have lessened. And women have thrived in these spaces, sometimes even overtaking men both quantitatively and qualitatively. Another kind of bias, though, has gotten worse: the preference for masculinity over femininity. Today we like our men manly, just like we […]

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#todayin: academia: #research: women academics do more “servce work” to their possible professional detriment

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Women shoulder a disproportionately large workload at home in ways that might disadvantage them professionally. But are female professors also “taking care of the academic family” via disproportionate service loads? A new study says yes and adds to a growing body of research suggesting the same. “We find strong evidence that, on average, women faculty perform more service than male […]

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#patriarchiesrealign: #research: women absent from introductory political science texts – @PSAWomenPol

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Despite compelling arguments for gender mainstreaming in political science education, evidence indicates that very little mainstreaming is taking place. This is likely related to a knowledge gap regarding politics and gender. As Ernest Boyer noted: “[A]s a scholarly enterprise, teaching begins with what the teacher knows.” Nevertheless, professors would be hard-pressed to know everything there is to know about their […]

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event: The Sociological Review Annual Public Lecture 2017: Cities and the Political Imagination

The Sociological Review Annual Lecture 2017 Friday 28th April, 2017 Time: 5:45pm – 8:00pm, followed by wine reception Location: Manchester Museum, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL Cities and the Political Imagination Keynote Speaker: Professor Rivke Jaffe Responses by Professor Claire Alexander Dr. Emma Jackson How can we recognize the political in the city? How might social scientists engage with forms […]

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#research: Veiled lives? Muslim women, headscarves, and manufacturing Islam – @girlwpen

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“Much of the sociological research on veiling in the United States, amongst converts and born-Muslims alike, imagines veiling largely as an individual choice. My own data suggested a more complicated process. From the women I interviewed and in my observations at the mosque I found that women in the process of converting were constantly being taught – through religious classes […]

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event/ CFP: The Welcome City? Leeds, 11-13 Sept.

Call for Papers – one week until deadline, 10th March The Welcome City? RC21 Conference, Rethinking Global Urban Justice, University of Leeds, 11-13 September Convenors: Dr Hannah Lewis, University of Sheffield Dr Louise Waite, University of Leeds Send abstracts to the conference RC21@leeds.ac.uk, and to the session organisers (h.j.lewis@sheffield.ac.uk and l.waite@leeds.ac.uk) Deadline: 10 March 2017 Can every day urban acts of ‘welcoming’ […]

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#research: people morally outraged by other people who don’t want kids – @broadly

Not only did participants perceive the voluntarily childfree male and female subjects to be “significantly less psychologically fulfilled than targets with two children,” Ashburn-Nardo notes, they also reported “significantly greater moral outrage” toward them. These findings offer evidence for the theory that parenthood is seen by some as a moral imperative: “In other words,” the study states, “not having children […]

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