Category Archives: Monographs

Jean Bricmont

monográfico · La navaja escéptica   On War and War Propaganda Jean Bricmont   All wars need preparatory war propaganda and usually are justified by lies and gross exaggeration. Sometimes major wars can be averted, sometimes not. The Cuban missile crisis is an example of the first category, the Tonkin Gulf incident an example of the […]

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Brian D. Earp and Rebecca Steinfeld

Gender and Genital Cutting: A New Paradigm         Abstract Moral and legal opposition to the non-therapeutic cutting of children’s genitals has traditionally focused on female children. In recent years, however, a growing movement of scholars, activists, and individuals affected by childhood genital cutting have argued that all children, regardless of sex or […]

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Nicola Graham-Kevan

The Gendered Perspective of Domestic (Intimate Partner) Violence: A Review of the Evidence       The gender perspective of domestic violence between intimate partners (subsequently termed ‘domestic violence’ in this article) largely views domestic violence as a problem of men’s violence towards women. This approach is apparent within the EU as evidenced by surveys […]

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Adolf Tobeña – Unequals

Unequals               Some prominent words enclose and spread a myth, while carrying a great potential for confusion. “Equality” is one of them. Its pedigree and status at the ladder of political values is incontestable, especially since the Enlightenment elevated it to the Trinity of republican principles, as one of […]

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Benjamin Hine

Challenging the Gendered Discourse of Domestic Violence: Comments on the Istanbul Convention   The Istanbul Convention (Council of Europe, 2017) is arguably a landmark policy, designed to tackle domestic violence across the continent. At present this has been signed by 44 members of the European Council, and has subsequently been ratified in 22 of those […]

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Steve Stewart-Williams

The Science of Human Sex Differences: Implications for Policy on Gender Equity     Gender equity is one of the most widely discussed and hotly contested political issues of our time. Of the many topics which fall under the gender equity banner, three have attracted the lion’s share of attention. First, men are overrepresented in […]

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Claire Lehmann

Stress and the Paradox of Female Happiness     Since the 1960s women have entered the workforce and have achieved financial independence. It has become socially acceptable to leave unhappy marriages. Through careers, women gain status and enjoy intellectual fulfilment and have less pressure on them to conform to narrow stereotypes of what it means to be a […]

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Adolf Tobeña

Feminine and masculine brains: from talents to pugnacity styles     The most common notion about gender hiatuses today is that cognitive differences between women and men are minimal and superfluous. Women’s entry into all spheres of professional activity has been so comprehensive and formidable that it is difficult to avoid that certainty. The prospect […]

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