Commentary on: The World’s Oldest Oppression

Commentary by Erin Rennie “The World’s Oldest Oppression”: An Intersectional Abolitionist Look at the Sex Trade provides a discussion on the debate of legalisation and regulation of prostitution from an intersectional radical feminist lens. This article stands in opposition to a surge of feminist activism and a growing body of feminist research and literature through a liberal … Continue reading Commentary on: The World’s Oldest Oppression

Find your academic community. If you don’t have one, start one!

By Catherine Phipps The History of the Gendered Body is an interdisciplinary seminar series from the University of Oxford that invites speakers to discuss bodies, gender and sexuality throughout history and the present day. It was born out of one conversation, two and a half years ago. I’d been attending seminars hosted by the “Cultural Histories, Cultural … Continue reading Find your academic community. If you don’t have one, start one!

Do all roads lead to Rome? The nuances of studying gender in Antiquity

By Leandro Wallace  I  Women have been part of history since the beginning. That is as true a statement, as there can be. However, what we would consider the academic recollection of history has had a different approach. In this piece, I will do a quick summary of what has been the development of the … Continue reading Do all roads lead to Rome? The nuances of studying gender in Antiquity

Early career women in research environments: the agony of social capital

by Ivana Hadjievska Down the rabbit hole  In the cold and rational world of Science the only thing that matters is result. Quality results from a professionally conducted research that aims to stretch out the state of the art in the field and bring in “the discovery” to the world, do not pre-question the human condition … Continue reading Early career women in research environments: the agony of social capital