This paper draws on qualitative survey and interview data with 72 participants focusing on feminine body and beauty work practices in the UK’s first Covid-19 ‘lockdown’ in 2020. The data suggest that the affective dimensions of beauty were intensifie... Read More about From aesthetic labour to affective labour: feminine beauty and body work as self-care in UK 'lockdown'.
While much is known about the influence of peers and parents in developing musical memories and preferences, the wider family context has not yet been considered. We present novel empirical evidence from surveys (N = 100) with young adults and interv... Read More about Where do our music preferences come from? Family influences on music across childhood, adolescence and early adulthood.
The struggle for queer people to be recognised as full sexual citizens continues to be thwarted by the existence of religious exceptions to equality law. These exceptions reactivate and legitimise the historical oppression of queer people, who have l... Read More about The Queer, the Cross and the Closet: Religious Exceptions in Equality Law as State-Sponsored Homophobia.
A BACKWARDS-STEP FOR GILLICK: TRANS CHILDREN’S INABILITY TO CONSENT TO TREATMENT FOR GENDER DYSPHORIA – Quincy Bell & Mrs A v The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust and Ors  EWHC 3274 (Admin). (2021)
The case of Quincy Bell & Mrs A v The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust and Ors is a Judicial Review into the treatment practices of the Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) run by Tavistock NHS Trust. The Divisional Court considered w... Read More about A BACKWARDS-STEP FOR GILLICK: TRANS CHILDREN’S INABILITY TO CONSENT TO TREATMENT FOR GENDER DYSPHORIA – Quincy Bell & Mrs A v The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust and Ors  EWHC 3274 (Admin)..
COVID-19 has magnified intersecting inequalities that are central to the functioning of capitalism. At the height of the crisis, the value of an economy based on the exchange of goods and services faded away to expose the importance of care across th... Read More about Nurture, Pleasure and Read and Resist!: Abolition Feminist Methodology for a Collective Recovery?.
Feminist Legal Engagements towards a Transformative Justice (2021)
Menon’s foundational book ‘Recovering Subversion, Feminist Politics Beyond the Law’ (2004) presents a critical feminist postcolonial contribution to deconstruct the concept of universal rights and law as a tool of constructing and safeguarding the au... Read More about Feminist Legal Engagements towards a Transformative Justice.
‘Dress Sense of a Queen’: Cecil Beaton’s Queering of Britain’s Royal Past (2021)
The origins of camp can be traced by exploring the ways in which the past was queered during the inter-war period. Cecil Beaton was establishing himself as one of the world’s leading fashion photographers. He and many of his friends were fascinated b... Read More about ‘Dress Sense of a Queen’: Cecil Beaton’s Queering of Britain’s Royal Past.
Discussions about the human rights of LGBTIQ people tend to centre around two vastly different issues, namely, marriage equality and the criminalisation of same-sex sexual conduct. However, looking only at these two high-profile issues ignores the ma... Read More about Protecting the rights of LGBTIQ people around the world: Beyond marriage equality and the decriminalisation of homosexuality.
Swimming upstream: balancing motherhood, academia and well-intentioned policies (2021)
Queer juxtapositions in the art of Francis Bacon and Lilliput magazine (2021)
Francis Bacon made extensive use of photographs and other images from the visual culture of his time in the production of works that were implicitly queer. Homosexual men were widely represented in prose and through cartoons as camply effeminate ‘pan... Read More about Queer juxtapositions in the art of Francis Bacon and Lilliput magazine.
The Feminist and the Sex Offender: Confronting Sexual Harm, Ending State Violence (Levine and Meiners, 2020) is a powerful, reflexive and much needed abolition feminist critique of carceral responses to sexual and gender violence and how feminism sho... Read More about Book review: The Feminist and the Sex Offender: Confronting Sexual Harm, Ending State Violence.
Transnational distinction is highly relevant in an age when western degree inflation intersects with harsh gender expectations for Chinese women student migrants, a significant group of players in the scene of UK higher education. Drawing on particip... Read More about The making of transnational distinction: An embodied cultural perspective on Chinese women students’ mobility.
In their recent article, 'Why lockdown of the elderly is not ageist and why levelling down equality is wrong', Savulescu and Cameron argue for selective isolation of the elderly as an alternative to general lockdown. An important part of their argume... Read More about Lockdown and levelling down: why Savulescu and Cameron are mistaken about selective isolation of the elderly..
Black and Trans Lives Matter: the link between policing, anti-blackness and anti-transness (2020)
COVID-19 has been recognized globally as a public health crisis, which has directly led to the deaths of more than 40,000 people in the UK (World Health Organization, 2020). The lockdown measures in the public sphere have created a window into the ex... Read More about Domestic Violence through the window of the Covid-19 Lockdown: A Public crisis embodied/exposed in the private/domestic sphere.
Advance care planning and decision-making in dementia care: a literature review. (2020)
Dementia is the leading cause of death in England and Wales, but traditionally it has not been considered a terminal or life-limiting condition. As a result, little significance may be placed on advance care planning (ACP) for people with dementia. E... Read More about Advance care planning and decision-making in dementia care: a literature review..
This paper makes a contribution to the developing field of the political economy of educational technology and to an understanding of the significance of digital technologies for home-school relations. The digitalisation of social life is increasing... Read More about Digital technologies and parental involvement in education: the experiences of mothers of primary school-aged children.
AbstractThere are currently 700,000 carers caregiving for 850,000 people with dementia in Britain, with Bangladeshi caregivers three times more likely to provide family care compared with their White British counterparts. However, few studies have be... Read More about The Costs of Caregiving: Exploring the Perceived Burden of Dementia among Bangladeshi Caregivers in Britain.
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