Something to say?
The Gender and Education Association (GEA) welcomes blog contributions from 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 a 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 be relevant to and aligned with the aims and values of the Gender and Education Association. We have outlined some guidelines for blogs below.
If you’re not sure whether your idea would fit then please contact our Social Media Intern GenderAndEd@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 as a separate attachment to include with your blog entry – links to online videos are great too. Images must be your own or must be free for use (if the image is not your own, you must provide a link to where you downloaded the image).
GEA blog guidelines
The Gender and Education Association is a volunteer-led international intersectional feminist charity. Since 1997, our community of educators, researchers, activists, leaders, artists, and more have been working to challenge and eradicate gender stereotyping, sexism, and gender inequality within and through education. UK charity number: 1159145
No Hate Speech
Blogs containing hate speech g will not be tolerated. For clarity, by the United Nations definition, hate speech includes “any kind of communication in speech, writing or behaviour, that attacks or uses pejorative or discriminatory language with reference to a person or a group on the basis of who they are, in other words, based on their religion, ethnicity, nationality, race, colour, descent, gender or other identity factor”.
CFPs, Promotion/Advertisement, Spam
Calls for Participation/Calls for Proposals (CFPs) that are aligned with GEAs aims and values are welcome. Promotion of events, activities, resources, publications, exhibitions, etc that are aligned with GEAs aims and values are welcome. Promotion or advertisement of for-profit companies or ventures, spam, and irrelevant links will not be published.
Contributors will be asked to include relevant content warnings at the top of posts, for example, posts that include articles or research related to violence or hate speech.
Please note: GEA is volunteer-led, which means responses to emails can take time.