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Women, Law and Culture Conformity, Contradiction and Conflict

Part 1

This excerpt from the introduction of Jocelynne A. Scutt’s Women, Law and Culture Conformity Contradiction and Conflict has been heavily edited to meet, as far as possible,  blog word count requirements. While the interconnecting pieces remain, description of the contributions have been omitted. The full details of each contribution will appear in  subsequent posts. The introduction also includes a bibliography, not published in the posts. WHN Admin.

INTRODUCTION

Jocelynne A. Scutt

Law and culture are intimately intertwined. Frequently (or even ultimately), laws are based on and in culture, and culture is influenced by law. Both play a major …

Interested in women in the church?

 


The Movement for the Ordination of Women (MOW) operated between 1979 and 1994 with the primary purpose of campaigning for women to become priests in the Church of England. They wanted a fully shared ministry of men and women in the Church of England. Some even wanted MOW to explore the opportunity to create new patterns of liturgy, perhaps new forms of a Christian Community.
In 1979, membership was around 100 which increased to 10,000 supporters by 1992. They were women and men, lay and ordained, Anglican and other denominations, from the UK and abroad. They supported the cause …

House of Lords Seminar: Update

Seminar 2 – June

Wednesday 14 June – Cttee Rm 1 House of Lords, 5.30pm for 6pm-8pm

‘A Mystery, A Mindshift, A Reckoning – Women Overcoming the Odds’

 

Women are skilled at making and uncovering mysteries. As Freud said, ‘What do women want?’ Albeit famed as a leading psychiatrist indeed ‘the’ leading psychiatrist of his day and his profession – one he almost invented himself – Freud was nonplussed by and about women. Seriously misinterpreting and dangerously misrepresenting, his view fits with a world at war with itself, a world where nothing is stable, nothing apparently real. In this …

House of Lords Seminar : WWAFE 2017 Seminar Series

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WWAFE 2017 SEMINAR SERIES

ENORMOUS CHANGES AT THE LAST MINUTE – WOMEN, TRUMP & BREXIT

A seminar series on women’s rights, challenges, perspectives, hopes and empowerment

 

 

 

 

 

Baroness Margaret Prosser chairs our June seminar in the 2017 series: Enormous Changes at the Last Minute – Women, Trump & Brexit. WWAFE – Chair Dr Jocelynne A. Scutt, Cttee Members Ahlam Akram, Dinner Event Organiser, Ian Beckerton, Treasurer & Administrator, continue WWAFE founder Elizabeth Sidney’s work with fundraising dinners, participation in UN CSW, and our House of Lords annual seminar series.

Enormous

OUT OF SITE, OUT OF MIND – THE WOMEN OF THE VENTILATOR

Amy Galvin’s  post first appeared in March. However, with the House of Lords seminar to be advertised in the next post it seems relevant to remind readers of women’s past in the UK Houses of Parliament. The women about whom Amy Galvin writes were indeed ‘out of site, out of mind’. Not so the women who will be speaking at the seminar and overwhelmingly forming the audience, on June 14th, 2017. Thank you again, Amy, for  this contribution that demonstrates the importance of women’s presence, not only as participants in the parliamentary process but as audiences, seminar participants and speakers. …