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Advance he conference on sex and gender
drwitch · 23/05/2022 08:49
drwitch · 23/05/2022 08:50
Any other gender critical feminist academics seen this?. Who is going?
GoodThinkingMax · 23/05/2022 16:19
Can't - in exam boards at the time. And also - the cost! Advance HE is the body that took over from the HEA (which took over from the much-missed LTSNs). They shouldn't be charging, frankly.
drwitch · 23/05/2022 19:17
No they shouldn't, if it set up as a training session it should reflect a more diverse range of ideas and if its set up as a discussion forum it needs to be more inclusive. - But if enough of us go we might be able to shift the debate. - They moved on the definition of sex following pressure so it might be worth it
acfree123 · 25/05/2022 15:57
My experience of Advance HE conferences is that most people attending are professional services rather than academics. While academics would prioritize using (scarce) travel funds for academic conferences, professional services have their attendance covered by their local budgets. I am skeptical that there would be serious levels of discussion and debate, and doubt that academics could influence the resulting narrative.
teaandquiet · 08/06/2022 14:24
I would have loved to attend something like this, but it couldn't possibly be justified as it's completely unrelated to my job role. I find it slightly humorous though that they talk about "a safe space to discuss, disagree and challenge various ideas around sex and gender." I wonder what they mean by that? By "challenging" various ideas about sex and gender, do they mean accepting the mainstream narrative on gender, or do they mean gender critical feminism?
Sadly nowadays, we all have to accept the mainstream narrative around gender in our workplaces. But I believe it's a small price to pay in exchange for the other gains that have been made for women in recent years.
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