Welcome to Inherently Human – an online forum dedicated to critical engagements with the politics of gender, sexuality and legal studies.
Another blog on law, women, lesbians, gay men, bisexual and trans people? Is it really needed? We think it is. Feminist and LGBT legal theorising and activism remains a minority concern within the academy and beyond. While other blogs related to this field of inquiry exist, we believe there is still far too little dialogue and debate in this area which has animated, frustrated and empowered those who recognise that power lies in gender and sexual identities.
The creation of this blog coincides with an important conference at Durham taking place on Tuesday 28th September 2010, at which postgraduate students will be presenting their work to academics and students in the School of Law. We wanted this conference to be the springboard for this blog – we have invited conference contributors to participate in an inaugural ‘blog carnival’ during which they will be giving you a snapshot of the ideas they have been carving out in the course of their academic studies.
Please watch this space for updates. In the mean time, get engaged with the blog, and participate where you can, either through responding to the views of others or your own posts – our team of blog editors are always looking for new contributions, and we want this space to be a broad church for all those who care about the inequalities created by patriarchy and heteronormativity.
Feel free to explore the site.
We look forward to receiving your comments, criticism and contributions as we play our little part in addressing the injustices of law, in the blogosphere!