feminism

  • 21 Aug 2012

    Women's' experience and feminist theology has asked deep and difficult questions about the role of women within and across all of the world's religions.

  • 25 Apr 2012

    Professor Naomi Goldenberg (University of Ottawa) gives her public lecture in London on Thursday 26 April 2012, as part of her short tour in Scotland and England.

  • 21 Apr 2012
  • 21 Apr 2012

    A radical religion scholar from Canada is coming to Britain this week, to contribute to developing debates about the place of religion in public life.

  • 20 Apr 2012

    Professor Naomi Goldenberg, from the Department of Classics and Religious Studies, University of Ottawa, is visiting Britain this coming week (21 – 28 April 2012) to give public and university addresses in Stirling, Aberdeen and London.

  • 19 Apr 2012

    Key aspects of Christian (and notably Christendom) tradition have been used to cement or justify women's oppression. But dismissing Christianity simply as something to be thankfully consigned to history means consigning all the achievements of women who have identified themselves as Christian alongside it, says Alison Jasper. From this perspective, all Christian women are victims if not collaborators. A rounder picture is needed.

  • 10 Apr 2012

    When governments are displaced they can persist within contemporary states as ‘religions’ that maintain their patriarchal origins and character, says Professor Naomi Goldenberg. Since women’s challenges to male domination have only met with some success in recent times within fairly contemporary forms of statecraft, if earlier states known as ‘religions’ are allowed too much authority over domains such as ‘the family’ or ‘the home,’ women will be the losers, she argues.

  • 1 Mar 2012

    While the direction of ‘impact statements’ is all about what the public is getting for its money, it says nothing about the bigger issues of impact that offend or contest common sense and sensibility and in which universities have always, in the past, taken a leading role. Dr Alison Jasper argues this point with regard to two icons of feminist religious and philosophical scholarship, Simone de Beauvoir and Mary Daly.

  • 1 Dec 2011

    The spread of totalising, ostensibly rational strategic power through 'human resources management' and 'the performative aboslute', together with the imposition of complete transparency and the denial of trust, is a huge threat to humanity, says Professor Richard H. Roberts, looking back to, and beyond, Donna Haraway's feminist cyborg utopianism twenty years ago.

  • 8 Mar 2011

    This year is seeing the highest-ever level of global women’s activity on 8 March, as groups across the world celebrate the International Women’s Day centenary.