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I slip silently into houses; I am present at events that cannot be seen. I sit by the bed upon which lovers make their love; I walk into a room where a man has taken refuge to hide his grief-stricken face.

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Let’s start at the very beginning: What is Women’s Studies?

When I teach Gender and Women’s studies, I always begin with a discussion of what the field is. Many of my students do not know what a discipline is, or even a field of study, and definitely do not know there are different methodologies attached to different fields. 1,746 more words

Gender Studies

Comedy with Samantha Baines

Award winning comedian, journalist and actress Samantha Baines will be coming to do her latest stand up show about amazing women who have been ignored by the history books.   10 more words

Womens Institute


Bank Holiday view; spot the nuclear power station… oops.

Feeling a little jaded today after a late night and a long drive back from the Welsh borders – I’m not much looking forward to work tomorrow. 778 more words


Yarnbombing around De Beauvoir

It started on Valentines day when De Beauvoir woke up to find the cycle path outside St. Peters had been yarnbombed. The bollards had a knitted cover and the newly planted trees either side where decorated with knitting and hearts. 91 more words

Womens Institute

Poème engagé

After reading Jean-Paul Sartre,
I decided to departre
on a journey to the heartre
of my existence.

The train of thought left promptly
and ran smoothly for a bit, 35 more words

Week 1 - The Gaze

“Indeed a certain power dynamic is inherent within the gaze as a medium and images possess a very commanding presence- there is a perverse pleasure in looking and not being able to look away.

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