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Couscous traditions have been passed down through women since 200 BCE in North West Africa. Here, in light of the custom being added to UNESCO’s Cultural Heritage list, Leila Gamaz discusses why Algerian women should have the choice whether to enjoy and pass this tradition on to the next generation.
Read More “The Politics of Couscous”
Militarized nationalism, devoid of history and context, relentless in its push for American hegemony, is completely inconsistent with progressive values, argues our contributor Genevieve Riccoboni.
Read More “It’s time to stop talking about “national security”.”
Author of a number of books relating to the history of sexuality, Julie Peakman’s new work, Licentious Worlds, offers a history of sexual attitudes and behaviour through five hundred years of empire building around the world. Here, she talks to our arts contributor, Miriam Al Jamil, about her book and the research behind it.
Read More “Interview with writer Julie Peakman: ‘I want to find women’s voices in history but also expose how badly we and marginalised men have been treated’”
UK universities are celebrating International Women’s Month (IWM), but Black women academics are still getting left behind, writes our contributor Dr Furaha Asani.
Read More “Are Black Women Academics Really Included in Women’s Month Celebrations?”
Lucy Cavendish student Marion Beauchamp-Levet talks with fellow Erasmus scholars about the fears and formalities of Brexit.
Read More “Brexit: A Student’s Point of View”
Gender disparity doesn’t just exist in the home and workplace, but in university classrooms too. Our contributor Harriet Thompson considers the imbalance of gendered admin labour in higher education and calls for institutional change.
Read More “They say it is love. We say it is gendered labour.”
Environment editor, Dr Florence Hazrat, looks back over the inspiring life of Professor Wangari Maathai, the radical environmentalist and women’s rights advocate from Kenya.
Read More “Every Tree has a Personality: Reflections on the Radical Environmentalist, Wangari Maathai”
Postgraduate & Environment editor, Dr Florence Hazrat, explores the sexism rife in academia and demands institutional change from its most guilty institutions.
Read More “Smashing the Academic Patriarchy: One Conference at a Time”