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Queering the Woman-Widow: Visiting this Gender as an Oxymoron

Image Credits: Niranjan Shrestha. ‘Nepal criminalises isolation of women during their periods’. The Times, 10 August 2017, https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/nepal-criminalises-isolation-of-women-during-their-periods-jbwl3c8cv. by S.R. (she/her/they/them) TW: rape Ideating the term ‘queer’ The phrase ‘queer’ has made a protracted adventure; in phrases of the definitions, it meant and has touched… Read More »Queering the Woman-Widow: Visiting this Gender as an Oxymoron

Very Special Friendships: Glimpses of Queer Relationships Among Women in the Colonial Archive

by Kirsten Kamphuis (she/her/hers) As postcolonial historians have long demonstrated, everybody brings much more to the archive than their scholarly background. When I enter the archives of Roman Catholic teaching orders, as I have repeatedly done during my doctoral work on girls’ education in colonial… Read More »Very Special Friendships: Glimpses of Queer Relationships Among Women in the Colonial Archive