[Podcast] Gender-based violence and intersectionality

In this episode, professor Nicole Bourbonnais, Carolina Earle, Gaya Raddadi and Trang Tran discuss the recent incidences of recorded gender-based violence across the world, what it means for them personally and how intersectionality of gender issues affect the perception of gender-based violence.

Gender-based violence and intersectionality – podcast episode

Music: Stay Warm, by Scott Holmes (CC BY-NC)

Picture by Hugo Brendam (all rights reserved, by courtesy of the author). This episode is therefore not shared under an open license.

Contact: gisa.podcast@graduateinstitute.ch

A Reading List on Black Feminism

As part of a series of events on decolonising the curriculum, the Gender Centre partnered with the Black Conversations student initiative to host Heidi Safia Mirza’s talk on Decolonizing Pedagogies: “Black feminist reflections on gender, race, faith and seeking solidarity in the academy“.

Further to her inspiring talk, Heidi Safia Mirza started a reading list on black feminism in which you will find links and call numbers to access the resources in our collections.

People willing to watch the recording of Heidi Safia Mirza’s talk can contact the Gender Centre: gender@graduateinstitute.ch


Illustration (cropped): CC BY-SA 2.0 Black Lives Matter Berlin Demonstration, 24.06.2017, Montecruz Foto

Book of the Week: “Women in Battle: 150 years of fighting for freedom, equality and sisterhood”, by Marta Breen and Jenny Jordahl

The book for anyone who wants to learn as much as possible about the history of feminism in as short a time as possible. Presented as a graphic novel and spanning 150 years of recent history, Women in Battle celebrates the fight for women’s rights all over the world. Topics include the suffragette movement, female world leaders, abortion and contraception, gay marriage and #MeToo. It is the journey of our mothers, grandmothers and great-grandmothers to where we are today. Slowly but surely we are making progress. We need only dare to be heard.

Publisher: London, Hot Key Books, 2018
Call number: 342.701 HEIBD 105

International Women’s Day: a Look Through our Collections

Today only, visit a micro-exhibition in Bubble 5 (at the bottom of the main Library ramp) about our documents on women and gender. Here’s a short description of their importance in our collection.

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Book of the Week: “Inferior: how science got women wrong and the new research that’s rewriting the story” by Angela Saini

What science has gotten so shamefully wrong about women, and the fight, by both female and male scientists, to rewrite what we thought we knew.

In Inferior, acclaimed science writer Angela Saini weaves together a fascinating—and sorely necessary—new science of women. As Saini takes readers on a journey to uncover science’s failure to understand women, she finds that we’re still living with the legacy of an establishment that’s just beginning to recover from centuries of entrenched exclusion and prejudice.

Her book investigates the gender wars in biology, psychology, and anthropology, and delves into cutting-edge scientific studies to uncover a fascinating new portrait of women’s brains, bodies, and role in human evolution.

Publisher: Boston: Beacon Press, [2017]
Call Number: 305.4 HEIA 119372