PRISM Conference 2018

Gender is like a Prism: What you see depends on how you turn the glass The PGRNS Committee hosted its second annual gender conference entitled ‘PRISM’ at the Glasgow School of Art last week. A total of 10 presenters ranging across Masters and PhD researchers presented their diverse research on all things gender ranging from... Continue Reading →


Just a joke? #MeToo, Internet humour and feminist killjoys

The #MeToo movement remarkably created a shift in the public debate where victims were considered truthful and where sexual abuse was discussed as a systemic problem. At least that’s the impression I got from the mainstream media and my left-wing, feminist Twitter feed. However, when looking into social media sites that encourage users to share... Continue Reading →


The point where it truly hit me, I think, came as I was standing in the Dublin City Count Centre, watching drifts of Yes votes pile up at the hands of the tireless counters. My phone buzzed with a message from one of my fellow Lawyers for Choice Steering Group members. These people had been... Continue Reading →

June Newsletter

Call for Papers (in order of abstract deadline) Understanding New Rape Cultures Deadline: 11 June 2018 Where & when: Dublin, 14 September 2018 More information Creating for Change: Women's Impact on the Arts, Screen and Creative Industries in Scotland (1918-2018) Deadline: 11 June 2018 Where & when: Glasgow, 17 August 2018 More information After #metoo:... Continue Reading →

Critical Distractions

Depending on your class of nerd, you may or may not have heard of Critical Role, a Geek & Sundry Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) series featuring a group of voice actor friends who get together regularly to share their next-level campaign with the rest of us. Every Monday my partner in crime, fellow PhD struggler... Continue Reading →

Making a ‘Man’ Out of You

On the 12th of March 2008, I received an email from the University of Strathclyde to tell me that I had been refused entry to study History because my professional qualifications could not stand in for my failure at A-level 6 years before.  As I choked back tears in the back of a taxi, as... Continue Reading →

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