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April 2, 2024

🌊 How Hungary’s so-called child protection referendum was invalidated through a grassroots campaign

Dóra Oprics Dóra Oprics explores the 2X civil society campaign in Hungary in 2022, which resulted in 1.7 million Hungarians successfully invalidating an exclusionary child protection referendum. The outcome reveals insights into the mobilising powers of grassroots activism against attempts to demonise the LGBTQIA+ community Read more
March 25, 2024

🌊 Sweden Democrats reveal their genderphobia

Clémentine Punti The Sweden Democrats have expanded their focus from immigration and crime to issues of sex and gender. Examining their discourse against drag queen readings for children, Clémentine Punti argues that this new focus reveals the party’s genderphobic nature Read more
March 11, 2024

🔮 Varieties of antigender politics: applying a contextual lens

Susanne Reinhardt Despite their shared antigenderism, populist radical-right parties’ contestation of gender and sexual equality forms a continuum rather than being homogenous across countries. Susanne Reinhardt, Annett Heft, and Elena Pavan argue that varieties of antigenderism are best understood through a party’s societal context, ideology, and voter expectations Read more
March 7, 2024

🌈 De-democratisation in South Asia weakens gender equality

Sohela Nazeen This year, millions of people in South Asia head to the polls. Potential outcomes of elections in Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan, however, do not bode well for women’s rights or gender equality, says Sohela Nazneen. The road ahead is difficult for women’s and LGBTQ+ struggles, as autocratic leaders consolidate power, and right-wing populists, digital repression, and violence against women and sexual minorities are all on the rise Read more
March 5, 2024

🌈 Women’s roles in anti-authoritarian resistance

Saskia Brechenmacher Saskia Brechenmacher, Erin Jones, and Özge Zihnioğlu write that gender is critical to understanding popular resistance against democratic erosion and autocratic hardening around the world Read more
February 26, 2024

🔮 Understanding the intersection of populism, gender and religion in Central American politics

Erica Guevara An intricate interplay between populism, gender dynamics, and religion is shaping the Central American political landscape. Erica Guevara, Ignacio Siles, and María Fernanda Salas take a closer look at recent election campaigns in the region, uncovering the role played by these intertwined factors Read more
November 14, 2023

🎭 Black, Queer, Trans, Disabled Lives Matter! Empowering identities to transform democracy

Brandon Mack Democracy needs to recognise and empower our multiple identities. Brandon Mack draws on his activist experience with Black Lives Matter to argue for intersectionality and diverse histories as the backbone of democracy Read more
November 9, 2023

Heteronormative policies in India and Switzerland

Anukriti Dixit The family is the first gatekeeper of conservative regimes. Now, more than ever, such regimes are gaining political mileage in the global North and global South. Anukriti Dixit explores the violence of heteronormativity and its related fundamentalist ideals through two social phenomena: the recent rise of ‘honour killing’ of queer persons in India and the rise of violence against queer and trans people in Switzerland Read more

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