Beyond Gender Wars and Institutional Panics: Recognising Gender Diversity in UK Higher Education

By Sally Hines According to the UK’s media, academia is currently plagued by ‘silencing’, ‘no-platforming’, and ‘cancel culture’ amidst the Nation’s ‘gender wars’. Over the last year, barely a...

The day has come!

Dear FGEN Members, We are delighted to say that, following a time of reflection and reorganisation, FGEN is relaunching! And this time on firmer ground. FGEN has now been formally established as a...

Professor Sally Hines, University of Sheffield ‘Gender Fluidity: Progress and Pushbacks in the UK Today’

Drawing on Sally's past and current research on gender diversity, recognition and social change, the talk will consider both the gains and the losses in understandings and practices of gender...

FGEN Statement on FINA Trans policy update

We are both saddened and angered by FINA's recently published policy update. Regardless of intent, this sends the message that trans and non-binary people, already marginalised across all sports,...

Feminist Gender Equality Network (FGEN) statement on EHRC

The Feminist Gender Equality Network (FGEN) are very proud to stand alongside 23 other leading LGBTQIA+, trans-forward and human rights organisations, as part of a coalition led by Stonewall and...

Feminist Gender Equality Network

The Feminist Gender Equality Network (FGEN), a major new global movement, dedicated to countering anti-trans propaganda at home and abroad, and spear-headed by academics in UK universities, was launched by Professor Sally Hines, Chair of Sociology at the University of Sheffield and Dr. Natacha Kennedy, Lecturer in Education at Goldsmiths, University of London

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“There is now a sense of outrage, within academia, at the complete misrepresentation of trans and gender-diversity related issues in the UK. The reality is that there is a broad consensus in favour of the inclusion of trans people in society, coupled with a richness of work exploring the complex meanings of gender and sex in the 21st century.

Professor Sally Hines

Co Chair, Feminist Gender Equality Network

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Events

#Rebel Selves Launch – An Exhibition by Dawn Woolley

#Rebel Selves Launch - An Exhibition by Dawn Woolley Wed 10 Jan 2024 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM GMT Left Bank, LS6 1LJ   Woolley invites you to an informal talk about her exhibition at 7:30pm.  https://www.tickettailor.com/events/leftbankleeds/1034471?   Join us at...

‘Who Will Put the Genie Back in the Bottle? 

Gender Critical Activists v Trans Activists: Balancing the Legal Rights of Privacy and Autonomy alongside a Rise in Neo-Hate'. Thursday, 23rd November, 5pm - 7pm, Chakrabarti Lecture Theatre (Room JHB 208), John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus, Oxford, OX3...

Conference

'Living Gender in Diverse Times' Feminist and Gender Network First Annual Conference

FGENs first conference ‘Living Gender in Diverse Times’ brings Network members and international keynote speakers in trans, gender and sexuality studies together over two days to share ideas and work to forge future collaborations.

Press Statements

Trans Tales for Toxic Times

London, 23rd July 2022, 5-9pm: Celebrating gender diversity and the creativity of trans and non-binary artists in a day of workshops, film screenings and live performances curated by Cas Bradbeer, in a collaboration between the FGEN Visual Culture Stream (Feminist...

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FGEN Statement on FINA Trans policy update

We are both saddened and angered by FINA's recently published policy update. Regardless of intent, this sends the message that trans and non-binary people, already marginalised across all sports, are not welcome in swimming or other aquatic sports. While the new...

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