Femininity isn’t femme: Appearance and the contradictory space of queer femme belonging

This chapter examines feminine aesthetics as a locus of belonging in queer femme communities via examination of two independent studies on queer femme identity. Analysis of these studies through the lens of belonging reveals that while some queer...
20 March 2020

Feeding the Australian family: challenges for mothers, nutrition and equity

Australian women shoulder the bulk of household duties including family food provisioning, despite increasing participation in the workforce. This research aimed to understand employed mothers' daily-lived experience of family food provisioning, in...
20 March 2020

2016-2019 Gender Institute report

The report includes the Convener's report, events and activities across 2016-2019, Gender Institute prize winners and grant recipients and member news.

18 March 2020

Sex between Body and Mind: Psychoanalysis and Sexology in the German-Speaking World, 1890s-1930s

Ideas about human sexuality and sexual development changed dramatically across the first half of the 20th century. As scholars such as Magnus Hirschfeld, Iwan Bloch, Albert Moll, and Karen Horney in Berlin and Sigmund Freud, Wilhelm Stekel, and...
17 March 2020

The act that shaped the gender of industrial mining: Unintended impacts of the British mines act of 1842 on women's status in the industry

In the 19th century, public outrage over poor working conditions of children in underground coal mines in the UK led to the enactment of the Mines and Collieries Act 1842. It prohibited boys under the age of ten and all females from laboring in...

13 March 2020

ANU Library and Archives activities - IWD and beyond

International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Here at the ANU Library, we are marking this occasion by highlighting some of our resources by, about and for women.

11 March 2020

Gender Summit events in 2020

Gender Summit 2020 updates

11 March 2020

Everyday Revolutions: Remaking Gender, Sexuality and Culture in 1970s Australia

Everyday Revolutions: Remaking Gender, Sexuality and Culture in 1970s Australia, edited by Michelle Arrow and Gender Institute member Angela Woollacott.

The book brings together new research on the cultural and social impact...

10 March 2020

Media obsession with female PMs' gender worsening

Research by GI member Dr Blair Williams shows the media coverage of women prime ministers focuses on their gender and appearance in stories instead of examining their work as prime minister or the kind of leadership they show.

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6 March 2020


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