Liberal demand for “safe places” doesn’t extend to safe bathrooms

Vito Andolini Vito Andolini

Hypocrisy unleashed. “I’m sure his intent was innocent. I’m sure he really felt that he belonged in the women’s restroom and the little girl was somehow oppressing him, which caused the confusion, resulting in his hands ending up around her neck.” Man who choked 8-year-old girl in women’s restroom stokes alarm over transgender access

The feminism of glaciers

Vito Andolini Vito Andolini

Glaciers are key icons of climate change and global environmental change. However, the relationships among gender, science, and glaciers – particularly related to epistemological questions about the production of glaciological knowledge – remain understudied. This paper thus proposes a feminist glaciology framework with four key components: 1) knowledge producers; (2) gendered science and knowledge; (3) systems of scientific domination; and …