Tag: gender equality

Book Review: Heading Home: Motherhood, Work and the Failed Promise of Equality by Shani Orgad

Rose Deller , March 19th, 2019

In Heading Home: Motherhood, Work and the Failed Promise of Equality, Shani Orgad draws on interviews with educated, London-based women to explore their decision to leave their successful careers to…

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Sexbuyer laws: War on clients, says Israeli MP

laura agustin , January 8th, 2019

Sexbuyer laws now exist in eight countries at the national level: Israel, France, Canada, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden. I use the term sexbuyer laws because in…

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Sex workers may unionise – but can prostitutes? The case of Sindicato OTRAS

laura agustin , November 26th, 2018

Last week a Madrid tribunal declared that sex workers can unionise but prostitutes can’t – or that’s what it comes down to. Sindicato OTRAS was granted conventional union…

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Grid girls and the Presidents Club: Women and sexist jobs

laura agustin , April 12th, 2018

In 1995, my friend’s 17-year-old daughter Ermina was looking for work in Santiago, Chile. The obvious job available to her was posing in a short skirt beside cars…

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Rick Wilk , November 17th, 2017

For several weeks I have been trying to figure out if I could write anything on the topic of workplace abuse of power and sexual harassment in anthropology…

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Trafficking: The globalisation of weak thinking and dumb language

laura agustin , November 2nd, 2015

What isn’t on this list of signs of human trafficking? Has there ever been a vaguer term than abuse of vulnerability? It could describe being a parent or…

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