The Gender and Education Association is looking for new executive members. Being an executive member involves attending 2-3 face to face meetings each year (usually in London) and 3-4 telephone meetings each year. You are also expected to take responsibility for one area of the association’s work (for example: newsletter editor, treasurer, membership) and to take […]
This extremely well researched book, ‘Delusions of Gender: The Real Science Behind Sex Differences’ dispels many long held and newly emerging myths about sex group difference. The book is divided into three parts: ‘Half changed world, half-changed minds’, ‘Neurosexism’ and ‘Recycling gender’. If you know the field of sex group difference well, you will be […]
‘Clinton is proving that feminist foreign policy is possible – and works’ so headlines an article in the Guardian in which Madeleine Bunting argues that Hilary Clinton is building her political foreign policy on a solid 1970s feminist mantra that ‘Transformation in the role of women is that last great impediment to universal progress.’ Clinton has […]
A report by GEA’s Policy Officer Miriam David, with Jessica Ringrose and Victoria Showunmi
October- December 2010
This policy report covers official UK Government policy over the last four months. Our brief is primarily to focus on the UK government’s policy developments. However, the four countries that make up the UK (England, Wales, Scotland and Northern […]
The Association has recently appointed its first GEA policy officer, Professor Miriam David who, as many of you know, has extensive knowledge and research experience in the field of gender and education. We are delighted that Miriam has accepted the post and we look forward to regular reports from her, which will both inform the position […]
In the first initiative of its kind in Australia, the Victorian Government has provided $80,000 to the Safe Schools Coalition Victoria (SSCV), a partnership between Rainbow Network Victoria and the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA).
SSCV will establish a network of schools dedicated to creating safer educational environments, free of homophobia and supportive of same-sex attracted […]
After 155 years The YWCA in England & Wales has recently re-launched itself as Platform 51. The 51 is intended to indicate that women and girls make up 51% of the UK population.
Platform 51 has a number of downloadable resources that may be of interest to GEA members including downloadable info sheets on a range […]
In the UK, the Fawcett Society has been actively engaged in mounting a challenge to the Coalition government’s approach to tackling the deficit. A recent high court challenge to the emergency budget demanded that there is a judicial review of the gender impact.
It appears that women will be especially badly hit through government cuts – as women are […]
Diana Mary Leonard, who has died aged 68 of endometrial cancer after a stubborn struggle, was a feisty and fiery feminist academic and activist. She was one of the originators of feminist sociology in the academy, organising the first British Sociological Association (BSA) conference on what was then known as sexual divisions in 1974. She […]
Written by Jane Goldman and starring Aaron Johnson (a British actor known best for playing John Lennon in ‘Nowhere Boy’), Chole Moretz (last seen in the remake of the ‘Amityville Horror’) and Nicholas Cage, this movie was hailed simultaneously as
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being ‘cynical, premeditated and mindbogglingly irresponsible’ (The Daily Mail) and, ‘a […]