Category Archives: Gender and Politics in the media

Coverage of gendered topics (men, women or men vs/and women) in the media

Won’t Someone Think of the Men? A Reply to Jack Grove and the Times Higher Education

Dear Jack (can we call you Jack?), Thanks so much for your unsupported musings article on the ridiculously wittily phrased ‘anti-bloke bias’ in academia. It is always rage-inducing refreshing to see a bloke mansplain explain privilege to wimmin. Let’s start … Continue reading

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Is it really that difficult to find women to talk about the EU Referendum?

The significant absence of expert women’s voices from media debates and academic events related to the EU Referendum has been widely reported. PSA Women and Politics members Roberta Guerrina, Toni Haastrup, Katharine Wright share a list of women EU experts and argue there are in fact … Continue reading

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A List of Women EU Experts

Where are the women in debates over the EU referendum? Guess what – there are lots of women political scientists who work on the EU! Working in a lot of different areas! And they’re not hard to find! Here’s a partial … Continue reading

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Nil, Nada, Zilch: The Change in Women’s Representation in 2016 — Gender Politics at Edinburgh

At the start of the Scottish Parliament election campaign, it seemed that the tide had finally turned for women’s representation. In the end, however, only 45 women MSPs (35%) have been elected to the fifth Scottish Parliament, the same number … Continue reading

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Gender and politics in higher education: Banished to the sidelines?

By Fran Amery and Elizabeth Evans While some universities offer gender as a specialism within another discipline (for example, Sociology with Gender), there are no higher-education institutions in the UK which offer an undergraduate degree in either gender or women’s … Continue reading

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Black Feminism, Womanism and the Politics of Women of Colour in Europe

A one-day symposium | Edinburgh, 3rd September 2016 Source: Black Feminism, Womanism and the Politics of Women of Colour in Europe

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Five things you need to know about Northern Ireland’s new leader Sophie Whiting, University of Bath and Maire Braniff, University of Ulster Northern Ireland is to have a new first minister in January, in the form of Arlene Foster, the … Continue reading

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