#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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BSA event 30.06: BSA Regional Early Career Event: The Precariatisation of Women’s Lives

BSA Regional Early Career Event The Precariatisation of Women’s Lives Friday 30th June 2017, 9.00-17.15 Sheffield Hallam University Department of Psychology, Sociology and Politics and Sheffield Institute of Education Confirmed Speakers: Dr Amanda Arbouin (Nottingham Trent University), Professor Christina Beatty (Sheffield Hallam University), Dr Cinnamon Bennett (Sheffield Hallam University), Laura Bentley (University West of England), Vicky Blake (University & Colleges […]

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#research: Judith Butler (b. 1956) is a philosopher and theorist

celebratingamazingwomen: JudithButler (b. 1956) is a philosopher and theorist whohas had a great shaping influence on political philosophy, as well as feminist andqueer theory. She is a Professor of Literature at the University of California,Berkeley, and the Hannah Arendt Chair at the European Graduate School. Some of her most famous and significant works are Gender Trouble and Imitation and Gender […]

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