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Guest Post: Sexism in Education

GEA are thrilled to have Lucy Rycroft-Smith write this exclusive post on sexism in education for our site.
Lucy Rycroft-Smith is a freelance writer and ex-teacher of ten years. She writes for the Guardian, the TES and various other publications on education, parenting and feminism. She blogs at www.introvertedteacher.co.uk and tweets at @honeypisquared

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Moving Forward: Identities, Sexting, Schooled Bodies, and the Curriculum that Frames us

Dates: May 22, 2016 – May 25, 2016
Location: Western University, Faculty of Education, London, Ontario, Canada
This international Symposium is aimed at developing and extending a dialogue to address what appears both nationally and internationally as a growing concern for youth sexualized identities. This event centres on taking up a critical dialogue that will examine the […]

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How Attractive is a Career in Academia?

 
Author; William Locke. 
The growing pressures faced by universities have had an impact on academic careers. Changes to academic roles, contracts and career paths, along with increasing workloads, have created new challenges. Yet in today’s competitive global environment, academic career opportunities are key to universities’ future success.
A report for the Higher Education Academy (HEA) by Celia Whitchurch, […]

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Event; Compulsory Coupledom, Postfeminist Education and Imagined Futures

 

Compulsory Coupledom, Postfeminist Education and Imagined Futures

 
Dr. Kinneret Lahad, Tel-Aviv University
Respondent: Prof. Yvette Taylor, University of Strathclyde
 
Thursday 4th February 4pm & 6pm H229 Lord Hope Building, University of Strathclyde
See: http://www.strath.ac.uk/maps/
 
Register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/compulsory-coupledom-postfeminist-education-and-imagined-futures-tickets-20011496926
Abstract: A prevalent proverb addressed to children in many societies is the consolation, “By your wedding day you will feel better.” This reassuring and comforting […]

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The Challenges of Doing Feminist Research: Reflecting on the Feminist Research Methodologies Conference

Sheffield University recently held a conference on feminist research methodologies – two members of GEA presented papers and the keynote was delivered by GEA chair, Professor Jessica Ringrose so the association was well represented. With that in mind, we have chosen to reblog this informative piece written by Rachel Handforth, a PhD student at Sheffield and […]

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Featured Stories, Issues

A conversation with Dr Joyce E. King

IOE UCL is delighted to announce that it will be hosting a conversation with  Dr Joyce E. King on the 8th November 2015.
Dr. Joyce King holds the Benjamin E. Mays Endowed Chair for Urban Teaching, Learning & Leadership in the Department of Educational Policy Studies at Georgia State University.

Entitled ‘African-centred Education: Healing the wounds of  Dysconcious Racism. […]

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Featured Stories

Witch or Sexy Kitten; Girls, Double Standards and the Illusion of ‘Choice’ at Halloween

In the run up to Halloween, we are proud to publish this fantastic piece co-authored by Professor Jessica Ringrose, Emilie Lawrence, Hanna Retallack and Siri Lindholm which challenges the inherent sexism apparent in the costume choices open to young girls and women and the complex set of unwritten rules surrounding their behaviour during this holiday. 

 
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Call for papers, Featured Stories, Future Events

CFP to Host GEA 2016 Conference

 
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
The Gender and Education Association are pleased to announce that their next international interim conference will be held in June 2016. The GEA executive committee welcome proposals to host the interim conference from higher education institutions across national contexts and from conference teams spanning a variety of academic disciplines, theoretical backgrounds and fields.
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Consenting or consuming? What kind of sexuality is 50 Shades of Grey selling to young women?

Emilie Lawrence and Jessica Ringrose
From toilet rolls to sex toys, 50 Shades of Grey spin-offs show that the support for the trilogy has been huge and the backlash even bigger. The book has been criticised for romanticising domestic violence, mental health issues, and for its childish repertoire of words used to describe body parts, experiences […]