Book Review: ‘Feeling Academic in the Neoliberal University: Feminist Flights, Fights and Failures’ edited by Yvette Taylor and Kinneret Lahad

Posted in Governance and administration on June 3rd, 2018 by steve

“It is all too easy when reviewing academic books to refer to collections as ‘timely’, ‘pressing’ or ‘wide-reaching’, but these words can be no more sincerely meant than in the case of Yvette Taylor and Kinneret Lahad’s Feeling Academic in the Neoliberal University: Feminist Flights, Fights and Failures. In the wake of the widespread strike action across UK universities in recent months, and ensuing discussions about the marketisation of higher education, academic precarity and the relationship between the individual and the institution, Taylor and Lahad’s work is more pertinent and necessary than ever …” (more)

[LSE Impact Blog, 3 June]

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UCC cafe under fire after students brand latest advertising campaign as sexist

Posted in Governance and administration on January 15th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“A university campus cafe has been forced to remove its latest advertising after students described the signage as sexist. University College Cork, its students’ union, its Feminist Society, and individual students all objected to the pink signs erected in the college’s student centre …” (more)

[Joe Leogue, Irish Examiner, 15 January]

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It’s All Looking Pretty Cheap Now, In Fairness

Posted in Governance and administration on January 14th, 2016 by steve

IrelandWhat’s Your Cup Size? ‘A campus café has been forced to remove its latest advertising after students described the signage as sexist’, writes the Irish Examiner. And describe it the students did …” (more)

[Ellen Desmond, Motley Magazine, 14 January]

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UCC Feminist Society ‘outraged’ by ‘disrespectful’ advertising

Posted in Governance and administration on January 14th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“UCC Feminist Society are ‘outraged’ by the latest advertising campaign on campus. The Student Centre’s advertising campaign encourages students to use their ‘smartcard’ when paying for hot beverages with the slogan: ‘WHAT’S YOUR CUP SIZE?’ …” (more)

[Irish Examiner, 14 January]

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Students furious over campus ad branding female cleavage ‘cheap-looking’

Posted in Governance and administration on January 14th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“A group of students at University College Cork (UCC) have hit out at a campus advertising campaign featuring an outline of a woman with the tagline ‘cheap-looking’. The UCC Feminist Society said it was outraged …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 14 January]

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Micheline Sheehy Skeffington: ‘I’m from a family of feminists. I took this case to honour them’

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on December 6th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“The academic has won a landmark Equality Tribunal case against her former employer, NUI Galway, for discrimination in not promoting her. Women know why she took the case. “Men don’t get it”, she says …” (more)

[Rosita Boland, Irish Times, 6 December]

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Female students are not damsels in distress

Posted in Governance and administration on September 25th, 2014 by steve

“Sex has never been such a hot topic of discussion – but not in a good way. On Twitter, the #EverydaySexism project has prompted scores of anecdotal and heartfelt testimonies from tweeters, sharing personal stories about everything from rape and sexual harassment to catcalling and just plain flirting …” (more)

[Ellamay Russell, spiked, 25 September]

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