New Zealand’s parliament sings as gay marriage is legalised.
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follow up of the day after Thailand and Myanmar
When I'm talking to the patriarch:
- me: because you're a land baron from the future?
- them: (eye roll)
- me: well...what do you want me to say: that you appear very uncomfortable with women who may threaten any presumed superiority you hold about yourself?
- them: (silence)
- me: yep.
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just read in an EEA job seekers guide women in Switzerland make 15% less than men.
this was all that was mentioned. that’s it. just a fact.
also that women will be asked their familial situation.
hello, Friday, welcome to sucksville. we haven’t seen the sun in days, and are unlikely to see it for another 6 days minimum.
Pay equity, his and hers.
A man with children, the report concludes, is four times more likely to become a full professor than is a woman with children.
I know this will sound terribly ‘American’, but … YOU GUYS!
The quote is from this piece that says it’s not children that ‘slow women down’ in their research careers, it’s the ‘man’s world’/structure of academia. The article was linked from a bigger piece - major biggie ups to notthattypeofdoctor - about why women leave academia (and why its bad for the UK), which then links to a piece on leadership in academia - of which ONE is female, unless women are being named Richard and William now.
Seriously. Seriously. This is just … I just can’t … … help, please?
and Oklahoma says the UN ain’t no good…
This new video from the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights outlines the human cost of homophobia and transphobia.
Around the world, people are arrested, attacked, tortured and killed, just for being in a loving relationship.
“We cannot let these abuses stand,” High Commissioner Navi Pillay says, calling on countres to repeal discriminatory laws and ban discriminatory practices. “Punish violence and hatred, not love.”
if Hesh were here, he’d say ‘FREAKING AWESOME!’
Controversial Marketing Campaign of the Day: United Colors of Benetton revealed its latest controversy-baiting ad campaign this week.
A poster series, entitled “the UNHATE project,” designed by the firm’s “research communication center” Fabrica, invites “the leaders and citizens of the world to combat the ‘culture of hatred’.”
The statement continues:
These are symbolic images of reconciliation - with a touch of ironic hope and constructive provocation - to stimulate reflection on how politics, faith and ideas, even when they are divergent and mutually opposed, must still lead to dialogue and mediation.
The campaign doubles as the first initiative of The UNHATE Foundation, which was founded by Alessandro Benetton “to contribute to the creation of a new culture of tolerance.”
Dear Mr. Shanahan,
I’m not a regular follower of you or the Lowry Institute, however I was intrigued by your post regarding why there are so few women who are willing to comment publicly in regards to international relations.
My response to your post will be in narrative-form, which I believe also separates the genders when it comes to discussing IR via public forums (writing/speaking style).
Initially, I would like to say that I believe, to a large degree, one possible explanation for the lack of women in public IR has to do with ideology/epistemology/approach. I am a PhD researcher at the University of Manchester (teaching an introduction to IR course); and I can say from my education in the UK and the US, the field is still largely publishing and upholding realist philosophy. I believe this to be in some degree related to gender.
My experiences with women in IR academically suggest that women find their theoretical support in areas outside of realism, searching for something more comprehensive, more related to social structure, economics, and behaviour than realist theory offers. So initially, my response to you indicates an examination is necessary of what theoretical camp the majority of public IR forums support.
Secondly, statistics continue to inform us that women are seeking education in larger numbers than men, and recently, that women are now increasingly seeking advanced degrees. And please forgive me for not providing references or citations for these referrals, however it is to further my point that not only do women have to work harder to compete with men in income equality but in educational equality as well.
As I write this, I am momentarily putting aside my own research. So ironically, I am taking time out from my own research - which is published only under a first initial and surname - to contribute to why I believe more women are ‘quiet’ in regards to public IR forums, and of course this is considered an ‘expense’ to my own endeavours.
Thirdly, and I will limit my response to three points of attention, women in the public forum are seen first for their appearance and then for their contributions. Recall the press around Condoleezza Rice and her ‘dominant leather boots’? Recall how Janet Reno was ridiculed? There are so many more examples that they are cumbersome to list - Judith Butler for example… may be as common of an reference as Naomi Klein if she looked the way Klein does. Butler’s analyses are certainly more sophisticated.
But when women speak publicly, in IR especially, they are first evaluated for how they look and then for what they say. Can you imagine? Can you imagine before anyone had read any man’s work they spoke about his receding hair line, his pot belly, his snarl, who designed his suit, how he looks on his days off? No. Most likely it is unimaginable - because this does not happen. Because its not socially expected for a man’s appearance to be attractive in order for someone to listen to what he has to say, whereas for a woman… I hope you see my point.
Though this response has reduced the amount of time spent on my own work (and for what benefit?), I feel obligated to say that your piece does reflect a certain awareness of masculine advantage (and I’m sure some female respondents will be offended), I believe it is the language (Judith Butler, Hannah Arendt, Foucault) and structure of IR that keeps women ‘quiet’.
University of Manchester