Centre for Gender Studies

Events Archive

Gender and Hate in the Online Sphere 

A Conversation on University Culture: Processes and Procedures around Equality and Diversity 

Gender and Education Association conference 2018

  • 2nd April: Former Metropolitan Police Detective Colin Sutton gave a talk about male violence - specifically about his experience catching serial murderer Levi Bellfield and serial rapist Delroy Grant. Read more here.
  • Dr Hannah Mason-Bish was invited to talk about my innovative research methodologies by the Woman, Crime and Criminal Justice Network  on 12th April Read more here.
  • 14th November 2018: Molly Smith and Juno Mac, two of the most important contemporary voices on sex workers’ rights came to Sussex to  talk about their new book with Verso, ‘Revolting Prostitutes’. Event co-sponsored by Gender Studies and the Centre for the Study of Sexual Dissidence. 
  • 19th November 2018: Sophia Cooke Sophia Cooke gave a talk on 'Damaging misperceptions of intimate partner abuse' as detailed below: There are stereotypes of women. There are stereotypes of people who are abused. And there are stereotypes of victims. In combination, perceptions of what a woman, abused by her partner, should look, sound and act like, can cause further damage at every stage and be obstacles in her path to escaping, reporting, and securing both safety and justice. Drawing on personal testimony I will talk about how these perceptions affect how victims experience the court process as lawyers say the victim is too  "strong and intelligent"  and journalists paint you as a hysterical woman. This narrative leads to victim blaming and I will talk about the impact of that and also  urge others to question the stereotypes they hold and not to let them prevent those around them from receiving the support they need.