Cost of Living Blog – The Rise of the Nasty Women – reclaiming the feminist collective

E2017-02-21_17h24_10-560x290ach year I teach a lecture on gender and health to my third-year students.   Alongside ideas of gender roles and norms, gendered power relations and the move from a binary to a spectrum understanding of gender, I introduce the idea of gendered health inequalities, the pay and status gaps and the impact of austerity.  And each year at the start of my lecture I ask the students how many would define themselves as feminists.  Routinely less than 5 of the 70 or so students raise their hands.  When asked why, it becomes apparent that for my students, feminism is seen as a negative term, anti-men, radical and outdated……Please click here to read the full blog at the Cost of Living Blogsite