This site is under reconstruction and updating in the summer of 2021
This site is under reconstruction and updating in the summer of 2021

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Congratulations SEXUALITIES: Twenty Years Old!

CONGRATULATIONS SEXUALITIES!  Now Twenty Years Old, the 20th Anniversary Edition depicts the enormous range and success of a growing  field of research, activism and policy.  Its is marvellous issue, bursting with state of the art essays from many on its editorial board. It is a must read for sexualities scholars. In a very dark world right…

Liberating Generations: a new paper in a new book

        A new book has been launched this week. The Ashgate Research Companion to Lesbian and Gay Activism provides scholars and students with a comprehensive and authoritative state-of-the-art review of the current research in this subject. Each of the twenty-two specially commissioned chapters develops and summarises their key issue or debate in…

End Violence Against Women

  Today is ‘End Violence Against Women’ Day – and runs for the next two weeks ( and forever!). The Issue To raise awareness and trigger action to end the global scourge of violence against women and girls, the UN observes International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November. The 16…

Obituary Mary McIntosh (1936-2013) by Jeffrey Weeks

The latest issue of the Journal Sexualities ( September 2013) has just been published. For those interested, I reprint  here an obituary for Mary McIntosh by Jeffrey  Weeks so it can be more widely accessible. ‘Obituary: Mary McIntosh 1936-2013’   Weeks, Jeffrey (2013)  Sexualities    16(5/6) 743-746 I first met Mary McIntosh, who has died…

Feminism Today

ABOUT ONE BILLION RISING ONE IN THREE WOMEN ON THE PLANET WILL BE RAPED OR BEATEN IN HER LIFETIME.* ONE BILLION WOMEN VIOLATED IS AN ATROCITY ONE BILLION WOMEN DANCING IS A REVOLUTION On V-Day’s 15th Anniversary, 14 February 2013, we are inviting ONE BILLION women and those who love them to WALK OUT, DANCE, RISE…

Inspiration and In Memoriam: Mary McIntosh

The past few days have been very sad ones as I have learnt of the deaths of two former  teachers, colleagues and dear friends: Stan Cohen and Mary McIntosh. They were both inspirational; both pioneers in their works for rights and better worlds ; both serious intellectuals; and both very dear people. They will be…

Ending India’s War on Women

Posted: 3 January 2013 Damini*, a 23-year-old student from Delhi, didn’t live to see 2013 — she died two days before the new year following a horrific gang rape on a bus in Delhi. Her case has sparked outrage across the world, and if enough of us act now, this tragedy could be the beginning of the end for India’s…

Haunting Images: Cyborg by Lynn Randolph

I am sure lives can get shaped through imageries as much as words. For some – the artists, the film makers, the photographers- this may be the key to their lives. But most people live with imageries in their life. How we see our world has consequences.

I hope and plan to show a few of my favourite imageries on this site from time to time. And here is another long term favourite: it is Cyborg by Lynn Randolph.

It is an image that I have lived with for 20 years and used a lot in my work. It has been much discussed in gender courses as it was used and discussed by Donna Haraway in her work The Cyborg Manifesto (1985).  It captures a mood and tone from a period of my life – a postmodern moment. It captures the work of a new friend- Lynn Randolph who I first met in 1987. But above all for me it captures, condenses and confuses, in a deeply ironic fashion, our ‘humanity’: our location as unique human beings in a world of machines, and stars, and animals: the universalities of connections in our unique moments.

See Lynn’s work on: http://www.lynnrandolph.com/

Better Worlds: On Human Potentials, Capabilities and Rights

On Human Potentials, Capabilities and Rights   “What is each person able to do and to be?” (Nussbaum, 2011: p18). A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What one can be, one must be.  Abraham Maslow (1908 – 1970)…

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