We’ve just heard from the organizers of a what sounds like a great upcoming Oxford University graduate conference with the theme ‘Political Theory at the Margins’.
The conference aims to explore issues of marginalisation in political philosophy, including those based on gender and race. Our keynote speakers Humeira Iqtidar (King’s College London) and Nathaniel Adam Tobias Coleman (University College London), have been active in trying to broaden what is considered political philosophy and should make for an interesting discussion.
Check out the CFP here.
Deadline for submissions is 6th March with a 500 word abstract.
A Canadian bakery is stirring up controversy with a pair of gender-based bread loaves — one made and labelled for women, the other for men — that have hit the shelves of local Loblaws, Sobeys and No Frills locations.
Stonemill Bakehouse, a Toronto-based bakery, is selling “milder,” “light-textured” hemp and quinoa bread stuffed with vitamin D and calcium and packaged in a pink-accented bag for women. A matching “hearty” barley and rye version with protein and fibre is targeted at men.
See the Toronto Star article: http://m.thestar.com/#/article/business/2015/01/26/stonemill-bakehouses-gender-based-breads-stir-controversy.html
A while back the Freedom Defense Initiative started taking out Islamophobic ads on buses around San Francisco (the original ads are not pictured; they are offensive enough I didn’t think it was worth it). Turns out, a vigilante (presumably, without super powers) has found a way to improve them — the ads are being defaced with new wording, and images of Kamala Khan, who is both the latest woman in the Marvel universe to take on the title of Ms. Marvel and Marvel’s first Muslim headlining character. Via Toybox at io9.