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Tackling teaching about Trump: lessons from Black feminism

Jessica Ringrose and Victoria Showunmi.  Many school and university teachers around the world have been asking how to discuss the 2016 USA elections with children, young people and students in the aftermath of what has been called the most divisive

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Posted in curriculum & assessment, Further higher and lifelong education, Social sciences and social policy

A feminist manifesto for education: gender equality has a long way to go

Miriam E David.  Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is now very much on the public agenda. It is even addressed through the BBC’s Radio 4’s Archers programme: the case about domestic violence in the Titchner family is arousing great

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Posted in Evidence-based policy, Social sciences and social policy, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment

Feminism is everywhere, but so is sexism. Do teachers understand what this means in the classroom?

Holly Maguire. When I was in Year 10, feminism was a word I vaguely associated with not wearing a bra, hating men and setting things on fire. But the world has moved on. Last term, one of my Year 10

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Posted in Teachers and teaching assistants, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment

Jolie’s appointment does not change fundamental gender relations in universities

Miriam E David.  No it’s not her latest movie role – Angelina Jolie is to become ‘professor in practice’ at the London School of Economics. And this appointment illustrates the argument of my new book Reclaiming Feminism: Challenging Everyday Misogyny

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Posted in Further higher and lifelong education, International development, Social sciences and social policy

Has Halloween become ‘Slutoween’ even for toddlers?

Siri Lindholm, Emilie Lawrence, Hanna Retallack and Jessica Ringrose “In the regular world, Halloween is when children dress up and beg for candy. In girl world, Halloween is the one night of the year when a girl can dress like

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Posted in Childhood & early education