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Roundtable on Feminism & Politics

Feminism & Politics: Gendering the Contemporary Debates in Political Philosophy A roundtable discussion with Jean Cohen (Columbia), Etienne Balibar (Nanterre/Irvine), and Margaret Moore (Queens) Wednesday September 16th at 4pm Kardinaal Mercierzaal, H.I.W, K.U.Leuven http://www.worldwithoutpolitics.be/feminism In a world of rapid changes and deep transformations with consequences we cannot yet begin to oversee, one thing appears unchanged: … Continue reading

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Call for Submissions–Contemporary Feminist Pragmatism

In an article published in Hypatia almost two decades ago, Charlene Haddock Seigfried, asked, “Where are all the Pragmatist Feminists?” Seigfried found it curious that feminists had not integrated the intellectual tradition of the United States into their thinking as well as why American pragmatists had failed to engage feminism in a more meaningful manner … Continue reading

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PSA: Iranian Men in Danger of Melting, Fly Infestation, etc.

This photo, circulating online during the last week of June 2009 and during the more chaotic moments of the recent unrest in Iran, makes a strong statement: Iranian men are in grave risk of “insecurity” due to their (carelessly!) eschewing the hijab. Considering the hijab‘s myriad moral and social benefits for Muslim women, equal-opportunity veiling is … Continue reading

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Intelligently (Re)Designed Abstinence Campaign

Though the Obama Administration has cut large portions of abstinence-only sex education from the 2010 budget, advocates of the movement are gearing up to continue their fight for unfulfilling, guilt-ridden sex for one and all. Remember when Creationism became “Intelligent Design”? According to the Huffington Post, the National Abstinence Education Association (NAEA) has refocused its … Continue reading