Placements and Volunteers Blog

#MeToo: An Interview With Professor Karen Boyle

In the summer of 2020 I wrote some blog posts for GWL based on my undergraduate dissertation on the #MeToo movement (you can read my first blog post here). Fast forward to 2021 and I am almost half way through my Masters degree in Applied Gender Studies and Research Methods at the university of Strathclyde. […]

Themes of Isolation in our collection

Emilie, who was on placement with us last Spring, highlights how a selection of books she borrowed at the start of lockdown each look at different aspects of isolation.

The #MeToo Movement: Intersectionality

This is my final blog post for the Glasgow Women’s Library on the #MeToo Movement. My last posts have focused specifically on findings from my dissertation research which looked at the opinions and attitudes men and women have towards the #MeToo movement. However, this blog post is not based on my dissertation research as intersectionality […]

Spanish writers and reflections from Laura

Just before we went into lockdown in March, we were lucky enough to have Laura, a Spanish researcher, on placement from Spain.  During her time with us, she introduced us to some wonderful Spanish writers at our weekly Story Cafe (and treated us to some delicious Spanish snacks too!). Laura’s been kind enough to share […]

The #MeToo Movement: Where Now?

Now that the #MeToo movement has increased awareness of gender inequality and the overall sexual objectification of women, where do we go from here?

Masculinity and the #MeToo Movement

A key theme which seemed to play a significant role in the backlash towards the #MeToo movement was the concept of masculinity, which I will be discussing today.

Shave It or Let It Grow? Collecting stories on women’s body hair

Why is body hair on women such a controversial subject? In this blog, Melody explores some of the issues with women’s body hair and invites you to share your own experiences for a future project.

The Backlash to the #MeToo Movement

The #MeToo movement has challenged gender norms on a global scale and it is apparent that those who uphold patriarchal ideologies have retaliated.

Annie joins the Board

Our newest member of the Board of Directors, Annie Webster, shares her journey of learning and discovery from first time visitor to volunteer, and how that led to joining GWL’s Board.

The #MeToo Movement: Consciousness Raising

Consciousness-raising became popularised in the late 1960s and early 1970s during the second wave of feminism. According to bell hooks (2000), women would form groups within their community which provided an important space for them to vent about and heal from sexist experiences.