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Although there is a global war on gender studies, women’s movements around the world continue to resist. Here people shout slogans during a protest at the Sol square during the International Women’s Day in Madrid, March 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

The new war on gender studies

A bomb threat outside a gender research institute in Sweden is just one sign that things are escalating in the long battle for global gender equality.
Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman: she fights better than a man, but prioritises peace. Atlas Entertainment, Cruel & Unusual Films, DC Entertainment

As a peace loving warrior, might Wonder Woman unite feminists?

In a world where public avenues for violence are increasingly open to women, Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman presents us with an ethical and feminist model of fighting femininity.
For all its millions of female readers, romance fiction has been dismissed as sappy, trashy and dangerous to read. Pixeljoy/shutterstock

To the mattresses: a defence of romance fiction

Can a gender studies academic also write Mills and Boon novels? And can purple prose be as empowering as a pink pussy hat? The answer is yes, and yes again.
La Trobe University’s proposed budget cuts to its Arts Faculty and planned discontinuation of its Gender Program sparked student unrest in 2012. Channel 10 News

Women lost in the academy: why we need gender studies

In his response to the Steubenville rape case, musician Henry Rollins suggested that women’s studies should be incorporated into high school curricula. Rollins proposed that if young people were to understand…

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