Deborah Cameron, who gave our public lecture last term, on the importance of men shutting up:
“If you haven’t spent the last decade living on another planet, I’m sure you will recognise the following sequence of events:
- A powerful man says something egregiously sexist, either in a public forum or in a private conversation which is subsequently leaked.
- There is an outpouring of indignation on social media.
- The mainstream media take up the story and the criticism gets amplified.
- The powerful man announces that he is stepping down.
His critics claim this as a victory and the media move on—until another powerful man says another egregiously sexist thing, at which point the cycle begins again.”
Source: ‘Men, shut up for your rights!’ | language: a feminist guide
We’ve just added Annika Forkert’s presentation on Elisabeth Lutyens and Edward Clark to our podcasts page!
TORCH Gender & Authority Seminar
(Somerville College, Vaughan SCR, 24th May, 5.15pm)
We are delighted to announce the latest seminar of the Gender & Authority Research Network, which will take place on Wednesday of Week 5 (24th May) in the Vaughan SCR at Somerville College.
Matthew Hurley (Oxford Brookes University)
The ‘genderman’: (re)negotiating militarized masculinities when ‘doing gender’ at NATO
Jessica Frazier (University of Kent)
The Other Woman: Unorthodox Forms of ‘Femininity’ in the Hindu World
More information about the Gender and Authority Research Network is available at http://torch.ox.ac.uk/genderandauthority and womenandthecanon.wordpress.com
See our podcasts section for new uploads. We now also have a Soundcloud page, so there are even more ways to listen!
An interesting reflection on gender bias in the world of conducting by Meghan Quinlan:
I never thought about conducting as a gendered profession at all before moving to the UK. It was only after moving here that I saw myself as part of the more rarified category of ‘woman conductor’. This change arose gradually out of the realisation that everyone else was a man and that I was not like them.
Source: On becoming a ‘woman conductor’ — Sansara
A reminder that our next seminar will feature presentations by Serena Alessi (on the relationship between canon and myth) and Rachel Delman (on the representation and perception of female authority).
It will take place in Christ Church, Lecture Room 1 (Tom Quad), at 5.15 on Wednesday 22 February. We look forward to seeing you there.