Articles by Rebecca Sanders

March 6, 2023

🌈 Anti-feminists want to control, alter and delete women’s rights

Rebecca Sanders
The reversal of Roe, bans on teaching about gender, and gunmen showing up at drag shows all are part of a trend in US and international politics. Rebecca Sanders and Laura Dudley Jenkins call it 'patriarchal populism'. They explain what patriarchal populism is, and three tactics used to undermine and attack established women’s and LGBTQ+ human rights
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Rebecca Sanders
Associate Professor, School of Public and International Affairs, University of Cincinnati

Rebecca’s research agenda addresses pressing global challenges at the intersection of international human rights, international security, and public health.

She is especially interested in how societies grapple with rights tradeoffs in real and perceived emergencies, and the dynamics of rights advancement and retrenchment.

Her most recent research on backlash against women’s and LGBTQI+ rights in international politics examines how reactionary movements and regimes coordinate and strategise to spoil, dismantle, and reverse established and emergent health and gender equality norms.

Rebecca also investigates the legal politics of counterterrorism and the human rights implications of the Covid-19 pandemic.

She tweets @pol_sanders

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