CFP: ‘Border Thinking’ Gender in South Asia

Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay ‘Border Thinking’ Gender in South Asia Edited by Nazia Hussein and Saba Hussain Special issue for Third World Thematics: A third world quarterly journal   In South Asia we are at a critical juncture in the post-colonial history where countries such as India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are participating…

REF 2021: panel members nomination process

  HEFCE recently announced details of the roles and recruitment of the expert panels for the Research Excellence Framework 2021, inviting nominations from nominating bodies. The FWSA is a nominating body for REF 2021 and we intend to nominate panel members. We welcome members interested in being nominated to get in touch with the information below. Further…

FWSA 2016 Book Prize Winner

We are pleased to announce the winner of the FWSA 2016 Book Prize competition: Dr Deborah Withers. Thanks to everyone who participated and helped make the competition a success. Further information about the FWSA Book Prize competition can be accessed online here. 2016: Dr Deborah Withers for ‘Feminism, Digital Culture and the Politics of Transmission:…

The Naming of Elena Ferrante

By Everyday Victim Blaming The identity of Elena Ferrante is a secret well-guarded by her publisher. At the request of Ferrante. Ferrante has made it clear on multiple occasions that she does not want her art confused with her real life. This may not seem something that our campaign would necessarily concern ourselves with but…

FWSA 2016 Essay competition – winners and shortlist

Winners Jana Cattien, University of Cambridge; “Feminist Epistemology and the question of difference reconsidered: what can Wittgenstein tell us about 'women'?” Eleanor Dobson, University of Birmingham; “Sleeping Beauties: Mummies, and the Fairy Tale Genre at the Fin de Siècle”  Shortlist Fawzia Haeri Mazanderani, University of Sussex; ‘Speaking back’ to the self: A call for ‘voice…

A Feminist Critique: Property as a Philosophical, Legal and Economic Construct

  By Mohammed Subhan Hussain     They acknowledge no right for you, and they do not credit you with a memory[1].   Introduction Law is an ideologically-driven social construct and not a watertight entity capturing the entirety of life. As such, it is rooted in certain man-made confines. As man is open to interpret the law, there are three main categories by which this occurs: philosophically, legally and economically.…

Message from the new Chair of the FWSA, Dr Charlotte Mathieson

I am delighted to have been elected as the new Chair of the FWSA UK & Ireland. On behalf of the Executive Committee, I would like to express our thanks to outgoing Chair Kate Sang for her hard work over the last four years. I am very pleased to have the opportunity to Chair the…

The Male Sentimental

By Liz Kinnamon The “sensitive guy” should be understood through the lens of what pop psychologists call emotional manipulation, and his proliferation is the result of two things: the rise of feminism and the rise of immaterial labor.  At Cannes 2015, a crowd of hundreds competed for entry into a midnight screening of what was called "the…

Female Underrepresentation in Psychology Journals

By Elin Weiss     In comparison to most countries, the Scandinavian countries have extraordinary social policies in regards to parental leave, child care arrangements, and child allowance. The Scandinavian countries are considered some of the most equal in the world in relation to women’s opportunities and are described as women-friendly welfare states that exhibit…

Addressing Street Harassment as a Form of Gender-Based Violence Against Women: Successes and Failures of Feminist Strategies

By Marie Penicaut     “For as long as I can remember, strange men and boys have said things to me on the streets” – such was the opening of Maggie Hadleigh-West’s documentary on street harassment, War Zone, almost twenty years ago (1998). In 2014, a video entitled ‘10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Woman’ went…