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- India Gay Sex Ban Struck DownBy Jeffrey Gettleman, Kai Schultz and Suhasini Raj Sept. 6, 2018 NEW DELHI — India’s Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously struck down one of the world’s oldest bans on consensual gay sex, a groundbreaking victory for gay rights that buried one of the most glaring vestiges of India’s colonial past. After weeks of deliberation by the court and decades […]Posted on September 12, 2018
- Queering Inter-Asian LinkagesDebanuj DasGupta DasGupta is an Assistant Professor of Geography and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Connecticut. Debanuj’s research and teaching focuses on the geopolitics of sexuality and gender identity, global governance of migration, sexuality, and HIV, digital culture and the uses of digital technologies in social movements. Prior to his doctoral […]Posted on September 12, 2018
- Supporting Transgender Students in the ClassroomAs the higher education community continues to work to create a more inclusive learning environment, the needs of our gender-variant students are too often overlooked.Posted on August 2, 2016
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The Middle East and North Africa has historically had the lowest political representation of women in the world, though the number of women officeholders is growing. Will having more women in politics lead women citizens to become more engaged? Or, could it depress overall levels of citizen engagement due to pervasive gender biases? To answer those questions, this paper uses a nationally-representative experiment in Tunisia. It finds that people are significantly less likely to want to contact their representatives when primed to think of a mixed-gender group of officeholders compared to women officeholders. Moreover, this pattern does not vary according to respondents' gender. Further analyses reveal that the effect is concentrated among Islamists, which is consistent with some Islamistsâ opposition to gender mixing in public. This finding encourages future work examining women's political presence in socially- conservative environments where gender segregation is common.