Links I Liked

Am I mansplaining? Handy guide from Kim Goodwin

Tips from DFID’s Chief Economist on how researchers can influence policy (podcast)

New Oxfam study of Pakistan’s World Bank Public Private Partnership (PPP) programme in education comes to pretty damning conclusions on exclusion, cherry picking best students, poor quality teaching and low teacher wages.

Analysis of four leading gender and politics journals found that less than 3% of articles were by writers in the Global South. Imagine what it would be for some other disciplines….

Love this McVities slogan in France – “It’s English, but it’s good!” ht Tom Moylan

10 of the best words in the world (that don’t translate into English). Errrm, translated by the Guardian

Britain must sometimes support ‘unsavoury regimes’, according to new UK Government (FCO) report states. This looks like an important official rethink on the failures of liberal interventionism.

And one thing I learned about Irene Guijt on last week’s Tanzania research trip with her. She is disturbingly obsessed with goat videos. Here’s why:

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2 Responses to “Links I Liked”
  1. Pete

    I have a close old friend who mansplains. He talks at people, men or women, as he lacks the social skills to engage normally in conversations. He expects them to talk back at him in a similar way. It can be quite irritating but I suspect that if tested he would be diagnosed as autistic (and maybe he has been), so I try to be tolerant.

    • Duncan Green

      Yep, I know at least one awkward, possibly a little on the spectrum, man who takes refuge in social situations by holding forth, rather than engaging. I’ve also noticed it with male journalists who, when socializing, queue up to tell their lovingly polished anecdotes and think they’re having a conversation. Not quite mansplaining though – how about ‘manologue’? – you read it here first! Oh no you didn’t – quick Google shows lots of ppl got there before me. Rats. See for one example.

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