Gender and Sexuality

Does Gender Shape the War System and Vice Versa?

Does Gender Shape the War System and Vice Versa?

Contemporary perceptions of combatants underline how the masculine–aggressive and feminine–passive nexus still lies at the heart of gender and the war system.

Syrian Refugee Women in Lebanon: Gendering Violence through Johan Galtung   

Syrian Refugee Women in Lebanon: Gendering Violence through Johan Galtung  

By utilising gender as a key conceptual tool of analysis, different dimensions of the impact of the Syrian conflict on displaced populations can be examined.

How Have Austerity Measures Undermined Peruvian Women’s Reproductive Rights?

How Have Austerity Measures Undermined Peruvian Women’s Reproductive Rights?

Under the guise of women’s ‘empowerment’ and and ‘rights to ones own body,’ Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori disguised the economic ideology of the regime.

Popular Culture & the Representation of Women’s ‘Agency’ During Indian Partition

Popular Culture & the Representation of Women’s ‘Agency’ During Indian Partition

From popular culture in India, we can identify examples of the strategic deployment of women’s agency. Discussions of agency are necessary for feminist resistance.

Questions of Gender and International Relations

Questions of Gender and International Relations

Conventional theories of IR have not taken gender into account. This is in part due to a state-centric focus and an exclusive conception of gender in the field.

Veiled Colonialism: A Feminist Criticism of the Half the Sky Movement

Veiled Colonialism: A Feminist Criticism of the Half the Sky Movement

By exercising both the Western colonialist stance and discursive colonialism, “Half the Sky” acts as a roadblock for the very women it supports.

What Does it Mean to ‘Engender’ the Study of Borders?

What Does it Mean to ‘Engender’ the Study of Borders?

By engendering border studies, we can better recognise the impact of gender on status, access to resources, political participation and the formation of state policies.

Who Might be ‘Othered’ in Today’s Development Debates?

Who Might be ‘Othered’ in Today’s Development Debates?

The postcolonial concept of the ‘Other’ puts power in binary terms & disempowers woman – women & policymakers should abandon the concept but retain cultural sensitivity.

Is Sex Work an Expression of Women’s Choice and Agency?

Is Sex Work an Expression of Women’s Choice and Agency?

Sex work is not legitimate work or an expression of agency. It is a social issue which can be tackled through delegitimising consumers rather than alienating prostitutes.

The Deployment of Female Counterinsurgents in Afghanistan

The Deployment of Female Counterinsurgents in Afghanistan

Whilst the deployment of female engagement teams in Afghanistan may have signaled a symbolic change in how COIN is practiced, their existence plays only a supporting role.

Is Microcredit an Effective Policy Tool For Promoting Women’s Empowerment?

Is Microcredit an Effective Policy Tool For Promoting Women’s Empowerment?

MC Interventions do not promote women’s empowerment. Women in the developing world do not only experience a cash flow problem, but are caught in complex systems of subordination and inequality.

The Significance of Intersectionality for Feminist Political Theory

The Significance of Intersectionality for Feminist Political Theory

Intersectionality allows feminist theorists to account for the differences between women and provides a means of cooperation between scholars who have differing theoretical stances.