In the run up to the Christmas break, CIGS ran a campaign on period poverty, inviting members to donate sanitary products that would be distributed locally to those in need. The response was simultaneously generous and furious, with many people expressing frustration that charitable donations were the only way for...
Rosemary Lucy Hill discusses sexual harassment, assault and groping at live music events, and what can be done about it. Pauli[i], aged 15, was watching one of her favourite bands. She was having a great time dancing and had an excellent spot near the front. There was a drunk man...
Professor Ruth Holliday has been writing about 'designer vagina's. Her chapter 'Vagina dialogues: theorizing the "designer vagina"' is published in Body, Migration, Re/constructive Surgeries: Making the Gendered Body in a Globalized World (Routledge).
100 years on from women gaining the right to vote in the UK what does having vote mean to women in Britain? Rosemary Lucy Hill spoke to colleagues in the School of Sociology and Social Policy about their personal feelings regarding the vote. Their responses reveal a mixture of valuing the right to vote, frustration with the current political system, noting the distance still to travel and a strong sense of pride in our great grandmothers’ arguments, organisation and determination.
Faiza Tayyab, PhD candidate, School of Sociology and Social Policy, discusses the need to consider the different contexts of women's lives if we are to understand the shape of gendered violence in Pakistan.
CIGS PhD student Jessica Wild argues that we need to go beyond postfeminist individual choice arguments when considering domestic violence: the structural matters and it is vital that it be taken into account in collective feminist activism and political action.
Introduction by Greg Hollin to a special Thanksgiving collection of posts exploring the social relations of sport. Follow this link to access the entire collection.
As part of the Sugar Rush: Science, Obesity and the Social Life of Sugar project, Karen Throsby reflects on the impacts of research upon the researcher.
Karen Throsby explains how sugar has become the new public health bête noir and discusses her new research project exploring scientific knowledge production, validation and popular appropriation; the role of generation, gender, race an class in the production of embodied citizenship; the politics of food in the context of austerity; and contemporary panics around health and body size.