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Here at the GEA website, we welcome contributions from both members and non-members. You can write about a book you’ve read (or one you’ve written), a film you’ve seen (or one you’ve made), an event you’ve been to (or one you’re planning). You can respond to recent news story, policy or rant about something that’s happened to you.

We publish original pieces so please don’t send us anything you’ve published somewhere else first. The only other condition is that what you write needs to fit with the broadly feminist approach of the website and to relate to gender and/or education.

If you’re not sure whether your idea would fit then please contact our web coordinator, Rachel first (rachelcharltondailey@gmail.com). We can’t promise to publish everything so this could save you time. And, even if we do like your idea, we may ask for edits before we publish what you’ve written.

 

Guide to writing a blog entry:

– Write a first paragraph that catches the attention of the reader and contains all the key ideas because that’s all that will appear on the home page with a ‘continue reading’ button.

– Write in short paragraphs – a total of 400-1000 words is ideal. We accept longer articles too but use subheadings for these to break them up

– Use a friendly, accessible (even personal) style and avoid sounding academic

– Keep it simple, avoid jargon and references, and include links throughout – particularly to people/ideas/words that might need looking up

– Write for a general audience – our website is for everyone from school students to academics

– Send images to include with your blog entry – links to online videos are great too

 

 

 

 

7 thoughts on “Write for Us

  1. “WHAT DOES BREASTFEEDING LOOK LIKE?” A DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT

    Hi,

    I’m an artist and mother currently working on a documentary photography project called “What Does Breastfeeding Look Like?” which I thought may be of interest to you.

    http://whatdoesbreastfeedinglooklike.tumblr.com

    I have included information below explaining more about the project. There are also the various other social media links you can explore.

    Would be great to hear from you.

    Suzie

    “In a bid to promote a more realistic image of breastfeeding, one Australian-based photographer is taking candid pictures of mothers giving milk to their babies at home, on-the-go and in any other natural circumstance.” Sejal Kapadia, Stylist.co.uk

    “What Does Breastfeeding Look Like?” is a documentary photography project aimed at showing the realities of breastfeeding.

    I am an artist, photographer and mother, currently based in Melbourne, Australia. When I was feeding my second son, 6 month old Xavier, I decided to take a self portrait and post it on Facebook to see if other women would be interested in being photographed in the same way. I was inundated with responses and so the project began.

    I was tired of seeing images that fail to show the realities of breastfeeding for most women. This project is about portraying breastfeeding in all its beautiful messiness. This is about tired eyes and no make up. This is about milk leaks and ratty hair.

    This is about giving in to all the demands of your 2 year old while you try to feed your newborn. This is about dishes pilled up in the kitchen and dirty laundry building in the corner. This is about puke on your shoulder and toys on the floor.

    One of the reasons women don’t take up or continue breastfeeding is because they have never seen another woman breastfeeding. I’m all for celebrities and the media advocating breastfeeding, but an airbrushed photoshopped image of a woman breastfeeding is not realistic and it just presents another challenge for women who may be trying to breastfeed. They’re going to think ‘I don’t look like her’, which is unhelpful. Women who are trying to breastfeed need to see images and think ‘I can identify with that’.

    I would like all people to recognise that breastfeeding is the norm. We are a mammalian species designed to feed our babies breastmilk. The benefits of breastfeeding are huge and all the scientific studies assert that we and future generations will reap the benefits if breastfeeding is commonplace. Mothers need to feel supported by their family, friends and society at large. We are all in this together!

    Breastfeeding is a massive global health issue and one we need to tackle. In order to help women we need to empower them. Breastfeeding is hard. This is about the amazing thing that we, the women humans of this Earth, can do and that is sustain another human’s life with our own.

    You can pledge your support by heading over to my IndieGoGo campaign here http://igg.me/at/WDBFLL/x

    Contact
    Email suzie@suzieblake.com
    Phone +61 421 644 970

    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/whatdoesbreastfeedinglooklike
    Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ivl9osndL28
    Instagram https://instagram.com/suzieblakeshoots/
    Indiegogo http://igg.me/at/WDBFLL/x
    Twitter https://twitter.com/SuzieShoots

  2. I would like to know if it is possible to publish an article about discrimination by sexual orientation in schools, with data from Educational Ministry of Chile.
    If the above is possible, I also would like to know which are the publication rules (preparation of the article) and where I must send it.
    Thank you very much

  3. FEMINISMO/S CALL FOR PAPERS NUMBER 29: “Women (in)visibility in Higher Education: challenges and defiances in Academia”

    Interested people are welcome to send article’s proposals for number 29 of our magazine Feminismo/s “Women (in)visibility in Higher Education: challenges and defiances in Academia”
    Submissions: 16 January 2017

    More information Call for papers No. 29: https://ieg.ua.es/en/publicaciones/revista-feminismo-s/call-for-papers-revista-feminismo-s/call-for-papers-feminismo-s-num-29.html

    more information about the journal

    Marcos Jesús Iglesias Martínez
    Inés Lozano Cabezas
    Coordinadores Call for papers nº 29 Revista Feminismo/s

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    Instituto Universitario de Investigación de Estudios de Género
    Universidad de Alicante
    Tfno.: 965909415 / 965909658
    https://ieg.ua.es/

  4. Hello,

    As an avid reader of Gender & Education, I would love to read about How Your Education Can Prepare You to Ace Your Teaching Interview and I think your readers would as well.

    Your content on http://www.genderandeducation.com is great, but I think you can tie it all together by blogging on How Your Education Can Prepare You to Ace Your Teaching Interview

    I am planning to write a blog post around “How Your Education Can Prepare You to Ace Your Teaching Interview” .Would you be interested in publishing this on your blog for your readers?

    Let me know if you are interested. I already know your blogging style, plus I understand what your readers love as I am one.

    Please be assured that this will be an exclusive blog just for your website.

    Look forward to hearing from you,

    Thanks,
    Kelly (Content strategist at http://www.educationdegree.com)

  5. This is George from A Team Locksmith, security company. I am interested in submitting an editorial article on your blog. Therefore, could you provide me a detailed information about requirements and pricing please?

    Thanks in advance,

    Kind regards,

    George Smith

  6. To whom it may concern.

    I’m a feminist and a second-year Politics and International Relations student at Sheffield University, in the process of planning my dissertation.

    I have been reading into the impacts of gender inequality within education for a while now and would very much like to do my Work Related dissertation based on and alongside your project/organisation.

    My focus is hopefully going to be on language and the way patriarchy and gender inequality is perpetuated through everyday sexism and thus what the broader implications are for everyday life. I’m aiming to go into schools and talk to pupils of a variety of ages, ask questions and carry out some normative and quantitative research.

    I am also a national level Weightlifter and am aiming incorporate studies on gender stereotyping from an early age too.

    Would this be something you wouldn’t mind facilitating? I would require a person of contact/mentor from your end, someone I could shadow at talks and events, etc, that would be able to sign the odd piece of paper to say I’m keeping up haha.
    Do you have an office or a ‘base’? I would be happy to travel around the UK.

    Without sounding desperate… I REALLY want to write my dissertation alongside your association. I am a huge supporter of what you are trying to achieve. I am incredibly passionate about what I study and more so about gender studies.

    I hope you strongly consider my request;
    I look forward to your reply!

    Many thanks and kind regards,

    Jennifer Tong

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