Women's Studies Journal

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Vol. 31, No. 2, December

The Politics of Sex Work in Aotearoa/New Zealand and the Pacific: Tensions, Debates and Future Directions
Prostitution or sex work1 remains a polarising and emotionally charged topic across all sectors of society. It is a practice that is typically seen as morally suspect, dangerous, and problematic (Chapkis, 1997; Weitzer, 2009), inciting strong emotional,...
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REFLECTION FROM THE FIELD: The Judicial System and Sex Work in New Zealand
IntroductionSex work or 'prostitution' is often described as the world's oldest profession, yet its status as 'work' continues to be challenged globally. Western countries such as Aotearoa/New Zealand have traditionally banned soliciting, brothel-keeping,...
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'Always Hot, Always Live': 1 Computer-Mediated Sex Work in the Era of 'Camming'
Constructions of prostitution, sex work and sex workersProstitution or 'sex work'2 is touted as the world's oldest profession, although its manifestations vary across time and context (Foucault, 1978; Weeks, 2002). Currently, there is a tendency to characterise...
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'I Stap Long Blad' ('It's in the Blood'): Sex Work, Agency, and Sexual and Reproductive Rights in Vanuatu
IntroductionIn the urbanising contexts of the contemporary Pacific, where employment opportunities in towns and cities are insufficient, sex work1 may become an important option for income generation. While many aspects of sex work remain illegal across...
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COMMENTARY: Decriminalisation and the Rights of Migrant Sex Workers in Aotearoa/New Zealand: Making a Case for Change
IntroductionProstitution law reform remains an intensely debated issue internationally, with experts and organisations in many countries considering Aotearoa/New Zealand to showcase a progressive and promising legislative model (Amnesty International,...
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Practitioner Knowledge and Responsiveness to Victims of Sex Trafficking in Aotearoa/New Zealand
IntroductionSex trafficking refers to one or more persons forcing an individual to participate in prostitution against their will. It can occur domestically or transnationally (Smith, Vardaman & Snow, 2009), and may involve no payment at all, or...
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'Sexism Defeated!': Women for Trump and the Binding Energy of Political Hope
Runner up, 2017 Women's Studies Journal Graduate Prize for a Feminist EssayThe glass ceiling for women was SHATTERED last night when we stood up to reject the sexist call for us to treat gender as more important than qualification. Thank you TRUMP for...
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The Regulation of Sex Work in Aotearoa/New Zealand: An Overview
IntroductionSex work in the general sense, and prostitution specifically, has been an area of intense debate and social concern throughout western history. Although sex work is ostensibly the provision of a 'service' like any other, the specific moral...
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Intersectional Feminisms: Reflections on Theory and Activism in Sara Ahmed's Living a Feminist Life (2017)
Winner, 2017 Women's Studies Journal Graduate Prize for a Feminist EssayIntroductionIn 2016, Sara Ahmed publicly resigned as Professor of Cultural and Diversity Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London, in protest against the institution's denial...
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Editors' Farewell
It is with great sadness that we take our leave of the editorship of the Women 's Studies Journal. Along with Rachel Simon-Kumar, we took on this role in May 2013, with the predictably steep learning curve. Our first issue - a double issue - was published...
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Polly Plum: A Firm and Earnest Woman's Advocate - Mary Ann Colclough 1836–1885
POLLY PLUM: A FIRM AND EARNEST WOMAN'S ADVOCATE - MARY ANN COLCLOUGH 1836–1885 Jenny Coleman Dunedin: Otago University Press, 2017; 296pp ISBN 978 0 9475 224 7 6In Polly Plum: A firm and earnest woman's advocate, Jenny Coleman has produced a fascinating...
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Vol. 31, No. 1, July

KEYNOTE LECTURE Gender and Sexuality Stream, Sociological Association of Aotearoa New Zealand Conference 2015: The Turn to Men in Gender Politics
IntroductionThere has recently been a 'turn to men' in gender politics, an increasing emphasis on the roles that men can play in building gender equality. The turn to men has two overlapping dimensions. One is a shift in cultural and community discourse...
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The Search for Anne Perry
THE SEARCH FOR ANNE PERRY Joanne Drayton Auckland: HarperCollins, 2012; 352pp ISBN 978 1 86950 888 3The search for Anne Perry is an erudite and engagingly written biography exploring the life and literary career of crime writer Anne Perry. The work encompasses...
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Roll on the Revolution ... but Not till after Xmas! Selected Feminist Writing
ROLL ON THE REVOLUTION ... BUT NOT TILL AFTER XMAS! SELECTED FEMINIST WRITING Margot Roth Edited and selected by Hilary Lapsley, Pat Rosier, Mary Mowbray, Claire-Louise McCurdy, Linda Hill, Prue Hyman, Jenny Rankine and Anne Else Auckland: Women's Studies...
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POLITICAL COMMENTARY: Building Coalitions and Establishing Fiscal Credibility on Gender Issues: Labour's Campaign to Increase Paid Parental Leave
On the day before Good Friday 2012, my bill proposing 26 weeks' paid parental leave (PPL) was drawn out of the biscuit tin that gives members of parliament (MPs) who are not ministers a chance to have their ideas debated in parliament. Five years later,...
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From Human Rights to Law and Order: The Changing Relationship between Trafficking and Prostitution in Aotearoa/New Zealand Policy Discourse
IntroductionWith the passage of the Prostitution Reform Act (PRA) in 2003, Aotearoa/New Zealand became the first country in the world to decriminalise prostitution.1 This law recognised the right to consensual sex work and the need to protect those engaged...
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RESEARCH REPORT: Fair (?) & Lovely: Ideas of Beauty among Young Migrant Women in Chennai, India
IntroductionDuring a dinner conversation on a winter evening in Christchurch shortly after I returned from my fieldwork in India, a Chinese colleague said, 'As a child I thought Indians were White people until I met them in real life. Why is everyone...
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Gendered and Cultural Moral Rationalities: Pacific Mothers’ Pursuit of Child Support Money
IntroductionA key rationale for the development of child support policies in liberal welfare states, such as Aotearoa/New Zealand, during the late 1980s and early 1990s was and remains improving the economic and social well-being of sole-parent families...
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WSANZ Conference 2016 Keynotes, and Panel and Paper Abstracts
1.Pumahara 45 to Pae Akoranga Wahine 2016NGAHUIA TE AWEKOTUKU - Opening keynoteHe puna roimata, he maimai aroha. We remember and honour those that worked for a better, safer world for our daughters.This presentation is about remembering.Mai muri, ki...
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Editorial
We are pleased to introduce the first issue of the Women 's Studies Journal for 2017. However, this issue is also somewhat bittersweet, as it is the first we have put together without Rachel Simon-Kumar as part of the editorial collective, and we have...
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Vol. 30, No. 2, 2016

Editorial
As we move into the final weeks of 2016, the WSJ editorial collective have been reflecting on some significant moments this year. First, as many readers may know, the Women's Studies Association was recently gifted a Maori name, Pae Akoranga Wahine....
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Feminism in Psychology: Aotearoa/New Zealand and Beyond
IntroductionPsychologists based in Aotearoa/New Zealand have made significant contributions to feminism, both locally and internationally. A special issue of the international journal Feminism & Psychology published 15 years ago (edited by New Zealanders...
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Examining Middle-Class Women's Reproductive Agency in Collective and Patriarchal Settings of Urban Northern India
IntroductionIn this article I discuss how urban married women in northern India practise their reproductive agency within highly patriarchal and collective settings. I argue that, while making choices, women both strategically negotiate with and/or resist...
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'I'm Allowed to Be Angry': Students Resist Postfeminist Education in Aotearoa/New Zealand
The FeminEast group was and is a breath of fresh air in the place ... It proves our students are agentic critical thinkers with social consciences. We give the young women full credit for ... taking on social mores ... Some teachers have commented neutrally...
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Wrestling with the Hydra: Health and Welfare Workers' Perspectives on Women and Alcohol in Aotearoa/New Zealand
IntroductionAlcohol policy is made in the context of a Kiwi culture of intoxication resulting from a combination of liberalised alcohol licensing laws and marketing regulations, the growth of consumer culture and online social networking, and the development...
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REFLECTION FROM THE FIELD: Trigger Warnings in University Teaching
I have been teaching courses in feminist theory and politics for about 16 years, and I have recently developed a new course called Critical Victimology, which explores the social construction of victimisation. Across these teaching areas I often address...
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DEEDS NOT WORDS: From Suffragettes to Future Feminists: Breakfast and Talk
DEEDS NOT WORDS: From suffragettes to future feminists: Breakfast and talk Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, September 19, 2016From suffragettes to future feminists: Breakfast and talk - a celebration of intergenerational feminism,...
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HE MANA, HE WAHINE: LATE at the Museum
HE MANA, HE WAHINE: LATE at the museum Tämaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum, August 9, 2016The session that started the 2016 LATE at the Museum season, He mana, he wahine, was an enjoyable evening with dance performances, a Smart Talk discussion...
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If She Can See It, She Can Be It
IF SHE CAN SEE IT, SHE CAN BE IT Madeline Di Nonno and Brita McVeigh New Zealand International Film Festival, Auckland: The Wintergarden at the Civic, July 24, 2016Geena Davis shot to fame in 1991 for her role as half of that pair of feminist icons,...
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Women and Wars: Contested Histories, Uncertain Futures
WOMEN AND WARS: CONTESTED HISTORIES, UNCERTAIN FUTURES Edited by Carol Cohn Cambridge: Polity Press, 2013; 296pp ISBN 978 0 7456 4244 4Women and wars is the result of the collective energies of a group of feminist women scholars. It is a challenging...
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Vol. 30, No. 1, July

Editorial
One hundred years ago, in 1916, Aotearoa/New Zealand held inaugural Anzac Day services to acknowledge the first anniversary of New Zealand soldiers' ill-fated Gallipoli landings. Sixtytwo Anzac days later, members of the Auckland Women's Action Group...
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Outing Auntie Cal: War Stories, Hidden Histories, and Family Conversations
IntroductionCommemorations are, by definition, all about collective remembering. The centenary of World War I (WWI) has involved public commemorations (for details, see www.ww100.govt.nz) as well as family history research and family conversations about...
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Sisters in a Distant Land: The Exploration of Identity and Travel through Three New Zealand Nurses' Diaries from the Great War
IntroductionWhat do we, as historians, know about New Zealand nursing experiences during the Great War? The answer is 'very little'. There is no single work dedicated to New Zealand nurses who served on the frontlines, unlike their Australian, British,...
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Gender, Remembrance, and the Sinking of the Marquette
IntroductionAmongst the unfurling tragedy of the Gallipoli campaign, the sinking of the British transport ship Marquette on October 23, 1915 sparked national attention. The Marquette was torpedoed in the Aegean Sea by a German submarine as the ship travelled...
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Negotiating Fraternal Gender Lines in World War I: Ettie Rout, Venereal Disease, and the Female Brother
IntroductionIn November 1922, 45 copies of Ettie Rout's Safe marriage: A return to sanity were deemed in breach of New Zealand's 1910 Indecent Publications Act and seized by local customs officials. The Australian edition of Safe marriage, published...
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Should We Safeguard 'The Idea of the Anzac Biscuit Recipe'?
IntroductionIn "Anzac biscuits - A culinary memorial" for the Journal of Australian Studies, Sian Supski (2006) argues that the recipe 'filled a gap in the birth of the nation narrative' (p. 52). Supski built on the work of Grimshaw, Lake, McGrath &...
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Imagining Peace - One Hundred Years of WILPF in Aotearoa/New Zealand
IntroductionTo imagine peace and work to bring it about by inventing and empowering mechanisms of co-operation, sharing, mediation and negotiation between individuals, communities and states. (WILPF, 2015, p. 5)A little over 100 years ago, in April 1915,...
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Helen Pollock: Memorial Sculpture
When Helen Pollock first started exhibiting in the 1980s, her sculpture had a distinctly feminist perspective in theme, form, and content. More recently, she has focused on commemorative and memorial work, giving particular consideration to the sacrifices...
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Ettie Rout: New Zealand's Safer Sex Pioneer
ETTIE ROUT: NEW ZEALAND'S SAFER SEX PIONEER Jane Tolerton Auckland: Penguin Random House New Zealand, 2015; 256pp. ISBN 9780143573241Jane Tolerton's revised and updated biography, Ettie Rout: New Zealand's safer sex pioneer (2015), traces the adult life...
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Vol. 29, No. 2, December

Editorial
As 2015 draws to a close, the Editorial Collective is pleased to bring you the second issue of the Women's Studies Journal for the year. As with our other issues, here we continue to uphold our commitment to showcasing feminist research that speaks to...
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The Problem(s) of Women in Philosophy: Reflections on the Practice of Feminism in Philosophy from Contemporary Aotearoa/New Zealand
IntroductionPhilosophy has always had, and continues to have, a Woman Problem. Women remain underrepresented as students, as scholars, in journal publications - especially in 'top' journals - and as philosophical subjects. In what follows, I discuss...
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Women's Voices: Solace and Social Innovation in the Aftermath of the 2010 Christchurch Earthquakes
IntroductionThis paper is about coping in a disaster. It is also about multiple models of resilience and vulnerability and how they relate to each other in academic debate and lived realities of coping. Official responses to the Canterbury earthquakes...
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Revolving Doors and New Identities: A Report into New Bisexuality Research in Aotearoa/New Zealand
IntroductionThis report is based on a sociological study of sexual identification (or sexualities) I undertook for my dissertation in 2014. In my research, I sought to gain insights into how women who identify as bisexual or otherwise non-monosexual...
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What Will It Take to End Gender-Based Violence?
IntroductionIn 2006, Andrea Smith and colleagues argued that the question for anti-violence movements to grapple with should not be, 'What is the best model of violence intervention?', but rather, 'What will it take to end the violence against us all?'...
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Painting Indignity / Painting in Dignity: Art-Making in Response to Gender-Based Violence
PrologueOnce there was a young girl who loved climbing trees and watching sunsets, who read voraciously, and dreamed. She liked to paint, draw, write, and make things. She had a wonderful imagination. She wanted to grow up and be a woman, but she was...
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Girl Trouble: Panic and Progress in the History of Young Women
GIRL TROUBLE: PANIC AND PROGRESS IN THE HISTORY OF YOUNG WOMEN Carol Dyhouse London and New York: Zed Books, 2013; 352pp ISBN 978-1780324937British social historian Carol Dyhouse stays away from the word 'backlash' until the end of her latest book. Girl...
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Rough on Women: Abortion in 19th-Century New Zealand
ROUGH ON WOMEN: ABORTION IN 19TH-CENTURY NEW ZEALAND Margaret Sparrow Wellington, New Zealand: Victoria University Press, 2014; 195pp ISBN 978-0-86473-936-0New Zealand generally prides itself as progressive on issues around women's rights and gender...
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Knowing Victims: Feminism, Agency and Victim Politics in Neoliberal Times
KNOWING VICTIMS: FEMINISM, AGENCY AND VICTIM POLITICS IN NEOLIBERAL TIMES Rebecca Stringer Hove, UK: Routledge, 2014; 185pp ISBN 0 415 643337At first glance, the word 'victim' seems a simple one. Surely, to be a victim means to experience some sort of...
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Vol. 29, No. 1, 2015

Editorial
Welcome to issue 29(1) of the Women's Studies Journal - an issue in which we highlight a number of important contributions to the making of (and challenges within) feminist knowledges.This issue sees us continue with our special feature on contemporary...
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Feminist Contributions to New Zealand Political Science
IntroductionIt is not uncommon in scholarship on women and politics in New Zealand to find claims that there has been significant progress in the name of women in the political arena (Vis-Sommer, 2002; Weatherall, 2003). New Zealand women were the first...
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Recollecting and Reflecting on Feminist Geography in Aotearoa/ New Zealand and Beyond
Positioning feminist geographyIn 2010 we were both awarded honours by the New Zealand Geographical Society. Robyn received the Distinguished New Zealand Geographer Gold Medal, while Lynda received the Distinguished Service Award. We mention these awards...
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DIALOGUE: Proposed Changes to the Human Assisted Reproductive Technology Act (2004)
Introductory remarksIn Marge Piercy's novel Women on the edge of time, she portrays a world where each child has five parents. The reason for this is that she regards child rearing as such a complex and demanding role that it needs to be shared by a...
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REFLECTIONS FROM THE FIELD: Teaching Feminism/teaching as a Feminist in Politics Departments
IntroductionThe academic discipline of politics1 in universities has been a male-dominated field until recently, and New Zealand is no exception. While the number of women teaching in the field in New Zealand universities has grown significantly since...
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COMMENTARY: GamerGate and Resistance to the Diversification of Gaming Culture
It is reported that there are now over one billion people worldwide who play multimedia video games, and the typical 'gamer' stereotype (mid 20s, single, white male) no longer applies (Reilly, 2015). Games are growing increasingly more pervasive as well...
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Gender on the Edge: Transgender, Gay, and Other Pacific Islanders
GENDER ON THE EDGE: TRANSGENDER, GAY, AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS Edited by Niko Besnier and Kalissa Alexeyeff Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2014; 378 pp. ISBN 978-988-8139-27-9The 1990s were marked by a spate of sustained ethnographies of non-western...
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Vol. 28, No. 2, December

New Zealand's Boardroom Blues: Time for Quotas
AbstractGender inequality in boardrooms remains a stubbornly pervasive feature of the story of women in New Zealand. Despite benchmarking and monitoring, a flurry of initiatives and the introduction of policy panaceas such as gender diversity reporting,...
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Editorial
Eighteen months. Four issues. In the short time since the new editorial collective took over production of the Women 's Studies Journal (WSJ), we continue to be committed to introducing innovative measures to revitalise the journal. Our aim is to develop...
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Gendered Inequality Regimes and Female Labour Market Disadvantage within the New Zealand Film Industry
AbstractThis article uses Joan Acker's concept of gendered inequality regimes to analyse women's labour market disadvantage within the Wellington film industry. Interviews with thirteen female, and eleven male, freelance film production workers suggest...
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Friends, Family, and Their Influence on Body Image Dissatisfaction
AbstractBody image dissatisfaction (BID) is common in New Zealand, as in much of the Western world. It is a particular issue for young women, with the potential for extremely negative consequences. While the role of the media has been relatively well-researched,...
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Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice: Just What Are Deviant Girls Made Of?
AbstractRecently within academic and popular discourse, focus and interest has amplified on the relational and 'increasingly' physical aggression of young women. Examinations into young women's aggression have tended to construct it as a new and emerging...
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Feminist Legal Theory in Aotearoa New Zealand: The Impact of International Critical Work on Local Criminal Law Reform
AbstractIn response to an invitation to contribute to an ongoing special feature on contemporary feminist thought in Aotearoa New Zealand, the author provides an overview of a number of strands or sites of feminist critical engagement with the law, such...
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Reflection on the 2014 Election: Implications for Women
This has not been a good election for women, unless perhaps you're white, wealthy and sufficiently lacking in empathy to believe that John Key and his mates are going to do a good job for us all over the next three years.Whether considering the gender...
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Susan Moller Okin: A New Zealand Tribute Ten Years On
IntroductionIn January 2014, New Zealand's then Parliamentary Speaker David Carter announced his intention to undertake a review of M?ori protocols in Parliament. The rationale, according to Carter, was that 'Parliament needs a protocol that is modern...
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Counting on Marilyn Waring: New Advances in Feminist Economics
COUNTING ON MARILYN WARING: NEW ADVANCES IN FEMINIST ECONOMICS Edited by Margunn Bjornholt and Ailsa McKay Toronto, Canada: Demeter Press, 2014 ISBN 978 1 927335 2 7 7When Marilyn Waring's If Women Counted: A New Feminist Economics was published in 1988...
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Counting on Marilyn Waring: New Advances in Feminist Economics
COUNTING ON MARILYN WARING: NEW ADVANCES IN FEMINIST ECONOMICS Edited by Margunn Bjornholt and Ailsa McKay Toronto, Canada: Demeter Press, 2014 ISBN 978 1 927335 2 7 7The treatment of breastfeeding in Counting on Marilyn WaringIn 1988, New Zealand feminist...
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Changing Times: New Zealand since 1945
CHANGING TIMES: NEW ZEALAND SINCE 1945 Jenny Carlyon and Diana Morrow Auckland: Auckland University Press, 2013; 520pp ISBN 978 1869407827Jenny Carlyon and Diana Morrow's Changing Times is a substantial book that seeks to elucidate key ideological and...
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Vol. 28, No. 1, July

The Portrayal of Post-Separation Parents in the Speeches of the Principal Family Court Judge of New Zealand
AbstractThis article examines the ways in which parents negotiating care and contact arrangements for their children following separation are portrayed within speeches of the New Zealand Principal Family Court Judge (2005 to 2012). Our analysis finds...
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Primary Care Decision Making among First-Time Parents in Aotearoa/New Zealand
AbstractWhen a couple has a baby, one of the first significant decisions they make is who will be primarily responsible for care of that baby. Biological considerations, social norms, a range of policies, and various other structural factors have an...
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Balancing Act: The Relentless Tyranny of Monitoring and Evaluating Body Image Concerns
AbstractThis article outlines an exploratory grounded theory of women's experiences regarding body image. Eleven women, aged 18 to 25, participated in semi-structured interviews. The study explored a range of concerns, focusing on weight, size and appearance;...
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'It Isn't Prostitution as You Normally Think of It. It's Survival Sex': Media Representations of Adult and Child Prostitution in New Zealand
AbstractWith the passing of the Prostitution Reform Act (PRA) in 2003, New Zealand became the first country to implement a full decriminalisation of street and in-house1 prostitution, nationwide. As few New Zealanders have direct regular contact with...
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Uncovered: Stripping as an Occupation
AbstractAlthough there has been substantial research conducted in New Zealand over the last 20 years into prostitution, there has been no enquiry into the lives of strippers, strip clubs or the striptease industry in general. Yet, women who take their...
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Constructing Women as Mentally Troubled: The Political and Performative Effects of Psychological Studies on Abortion and Mental Health
AbstractIn recent years, there has been a growing body of research that claims that there is a link between abortion and mental health problems among women. While there is extensive critique of this research, there is less of an understanding of the...
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Queer Attachments: Alison Bechdel and the Shifting Relationship between Queer Selves and Heteronormativity
Queer attachments: Alison Bechdel and the shifting relationship between queer selves and heteronormativityFUN HOME : A FAMILY TRAGICOMIC, 2006THE ESSENTIAL DYKES TO WATCH OUT FOR, 2008ARE YOU MY MOTHER? A COMIC DRAMA, 2012Alison BechdelBoston: Houghton...
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Vol. 27, No. 2, December

'I Could Only Work Every Second Sunday': The Role of Separated Fathers in the Labour Market Participation of Separated Mothers When They're in Dispute over Care and Contact Arrangements
AbstractOver the past thirty to forty years there has been a noticeable change in the frequency and duration of contact separated fathers have with children who mostly live apart from them. A number of researchers attribute this social change to several...
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Equal Pay for Equal Value: The Case for Care Workers
AbstractIn 2012, Kristine Bartlett, an aged care worker, and the Service and Food Workers Union took a claim for equal pay for work of equal value under New Zealand's Equal Pay Act 1972. They claimed that Kristine's skills, responsibility, service and...
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'Did You Just Ask Me to Marry You?': The Gendered Nature of Heterosexual Relationship Progressions
AbstractPrevious research has found that relationship progressions from casual encounters to dating, from dating to co- habitation, and from cohabitation into marriage are more likely to be controlled by men than women amongst heterosexual couples (Bogle,...
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Investigating the Sexuality of Disabled Japanese Women: Six Autobiographical Accounts
AbstractSocial attitudes perpetuate the idea that disabled people's sexuality is privileged or disregarded based on the degree of social belongingness accorded to them. When social circumstances valorise the sexual needs of (non- disabled) men over the...
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Wanted, a Beautiful Barmaid: Women Behind the Bar in New Zealand, 1830-1976
WANTED, A BEAUTIFUL BARMAID: WOMEN BEHIND THE BAR IN NEW ZEALAND, 1830-1976 Susan Upton Wellington: Victoria University Press, 2013; 239pp. ISBN 978 0 86473 894 3Given New Zealanders' proclivity towards drinking, this investigation into the history of...
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New Beginnings: New Kiwi Women Write Their Stories
NEW BEGINNINGS: NEW KIWI WOMEN WRITE THEIR STORIES Renee Liang (Editor) Auckland, NZ: Monster Fish Publishing, Autumn/Winter, 2013; 103pp./ 78pp. ISBN 978 0 4 73 24604 4/978 0 4 73 25064 5New beginnings: New Kiwi women write their stories series is no...
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Vol. 27, No. 1, December

Protest and Resistance in the Crime Writing of Anne Perry
AbstractAnne Perry writes to re-write herself, to protest women's condition, and to explore and re-imagine her own. This paper will examine how the essentialising label of evil became the established reading of Anne Perry (Juliet Hulme) and Pauline Parker...
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Editorial
The New Zealand Women 's Studies Journal is pleased to present a double issue for 2013, pro- duced by a new editorial board. We are the Waikato-based editorial collective comprising Car- olyn Michelle, Johanna Schmidt, and Rachel Simon-Kumar. Institutionally,...
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Disability Care as Women's Work
AbstractWhy is disability care a lifelong role and responsibility for some women? How does disability activism and feminism view the role of disability care? This paper starts with an overview of the limited disability and care data we have in New Zealand,...
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'It's A. Does It Matter?' Theorising 'Boy or Girl' Binary Classifications, Intersexuality and Medical Practice in New Zealand
AbstractThis paper presents findings from my doctoral research on the medical management of intersexuality in New Zealand, as well as the type of support for intersex New Zealanders and their families. Specifically, I discuss the implications of New...
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'[PDF] beinghaRasseD?' Accessing Information about Sexual Harassment in New Zealand's Universities
AbstractDespite strong legislative protection, sexual harassment is still prevalent in New Zealand and thus remains an impediment to the full achievement of women's human rights as well as undermining the mental and physical well-being of a woman. This...
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Is Climate Science Gendered? A Reflection by a Female 'Climate Scientist'
AbstractIn this personal narrative I consider my professional identity as a female atmospheric chemist and science outreach professional. In response to my experience as an invited speaker at a recent women's studies conference, I explore my attitudes...
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Fighting to Choose: The Abortion Rights Struggle in New Zealand
FIGHTING TO CHOOSE: THE ABORTION RIGHTS STRUGGLE IN NEW ZEALAND Alison McCulloch Wellington, NZ: Victoria University Press, 2013; 339pp ISBN 978 0 86473 886 8'Abortion is not just about abortion', Alison McCulloch argues in her history of the struggle...
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Vol. 26, No. 2, December

Editorial
IT HAS been three years and six issues of the Women's Studies Journal since the Wellingtonbased editorial committee took over from the Palmerston North-based editorial collective. T he time has really flown and we are pleased with the wonderful New Zealand...
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Safety Issues Associated with Using Restorative Justice for Intimate Partner Violence
AbstractIntimate partner violence (IPV) is renowned for its potential to harm and its under-reporting. A study in New Zealand explored non-reporting of IPV, and the extent to which using restorative justice (RJ) could increase reporting of this type...
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The Rise of the Fetal Citizen
AbstractThe use of fetal sounds and imagery in the cultural and political struggles over abortion has expanded markedly in the past half century. Technologies like ultrasound have not only helped us see the fetus, but have played a crucial role in the...
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Ways of Approaching Risk: The Experiences of a Group of New Zealand Women
AbstractThe hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndromes are rare hereditary conditions conferring a potentially high risk of cancer over a woman's lifetime. Technological developments over the past 15 years mean that it is now possible for some individuals...
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'A Lesbian Family in a Straight World': The Impact of the Transition to Parenthood on Couple Relationships in Planned Lesbian Families
AbstractThe purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the experience of lesbian women and their transition to parenthood, paying particular attention to the impact that this had on their relationship. Eight women were interviewed across three...
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Children of Rogernomics: A Neoliberal Generation Leaves School
CHILDREN OF ROGERNOMICS: A NEOLIBERAL GENERATION LEAVES SCHOOLKarin Nairne, Jane Higgins and Judith SligoDunedin, NZ: Otago University Press, 2012; 196 pp.ISBN 978 1 877578 18 2Children of Rogernomics: A neoliberal generation leaves school is a sociological...
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Vol. 26, No. 1, October

Reflections on a Research Process: Exploring Violence against Sex Workers from a Feminist Perspective
AbstractUndertaking feminist research with marginalised groups of women requires the careful negotiation of challenges in the research process. This paper explores the research process in relation to fieldwork undertaken on the management of violence...
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Gendered Families, Academic Work and the 'Motherhood Penalty'
AbstractSince the 1970s, women's representation among new doctorates and academics has increased dramatically in the English-speaking countries. However, notable differences continue in the work environment, rank, salary, and career development of academic...
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The Perfect Body: Men and Women Negotiate Spaces of Resistance against Beauty and Gender Ideologies
abstractPeople use various practices to shape their bodies into culturally defined ideal physiques, and media both construct and reinforce beauty ideals. However their meanings and ideological effects depend upon viewers' interpretations. The aim of...
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Being Childfree in New Zealand: How Couples Who Choose to Not Have Children Are Perceived
BEING CHILDFREE IN NEW ZEALAND: HOW COUPLES WHO CHOOSE TO NOT HAVE CHILDREN ARE PERCEIVED Being Childfree in new Zealand: how Couples who Choose to not have Children are perCeived theresa riley Saarbrucken: Lambert Academic Publishing, 2011; 123 pp....
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