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Conceptualizing Gender (6)

June 1, 2012

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Karen Horney’s Womb Envy by Azadeh Azad31-May-2012 The Womb Envy Freud’s description of women as genitally defective and morally inferior to men, his concept of “penis envy” and his Oedipus complex that gave the highest position to the father, have been criticized by countless feminist writers. They have maintained that theories and methodologies of the […]

Conceptualizing Gender (4)

May 21, 2012

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Freud’s fear of castration and penis envy by Azadeh Azad19-May-2012 4. Psychoanalytic theories Freud Freud made the first lasting endeavor to give a scientific explanation of gender in psychoanalysis, the discipline he founded. He tampered with the seemingly natural matters of ‘femininity’ and ‘masculinity’ by investigating into their components. He realized that gender and adult […]

Conceptualizing Gender (3)

May 9, 2012

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Body Practice and Gender Performance by Azadeh Azad09-May-2012 Part III Key words: Body practices, Gender performance and performativity, Hegemonic models of identity Bryan Turner’s Body Practice Bryan Turner, who has developed the sociology of the body (1), examines bodies as “objects over which we labour: eating, sleeping, cleaning, dieting, exercising” (2). He puts forward the […]

A Toolkit for Journalists Reporting on Gender and Human Rights Issues

May 1, 2012

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Published on Mon, 2012-04-30 11:35 “Speak Up, Speak Out: A Toolkit for Reporting on Human Rights Issues” seeks to help journalists and other content creators learn the basics of reporting on women’s and other human rights issues. This handbook was produced by Internews, an international non-profit organization devoted to “empower local media worldwide to give […]

We need a ‘beyond bars’ approach to jailing women followed by Vulnerable men in jail

May 1, 2012

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When women with children are sent to prison, who is being punished? Carlene Firminguardian.co.uk, Tuesday 24 April 2012 A cell at Bronzefield women’s prison, in Middlesex. Every year, 18,000 children see their mothers go to prison. Photograph: Martin Argles for the Guardian I will never forget the first time I visited a women’s prison. I […]

The Gay and Transgender Wage Gap

April 18, 2012

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Many Workers Receive Less Pay Due to Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination Reva Iman, 42, a homeless transgender woman, at her provided home in Atlanta. Gay and transgender workers need comprehensive federal protections against discrimination in hiring, firing, and wages.SOURCE: AP/ Erik S. Lesser By Crosby Burns | April 16, 2012 Not all employees […]

Death by gender

April 12, 2012

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Patralekha Chatterjee Apr 12, 2012 A battered, bitten and burnt baby battled for her life in Bengaluru. Sounds like a crass tongue-twister but was a real life horror story which unfolded layer by layer over the past week. As I write, news has just come in: the battle is over. Three-month-old Afreen, who was struggling […]