pursuit of messy

thinking about what it might mean to take on messy. messy spaces, messy people. messy work. messy movements. uncontrolled messy. back to questions of gender. observed in the classroom – girls praised for their neatness and silence. neat = girl, messy = not girl. messy an act of defiance? messy movements, messy body, messy thoughts, messy place, messy home? messy not girl?

praised. mol an óige agus tiocfaidh sí – praise the young and they’ll come.

conditioned. not a hair out of place.

interesting documentary: ‘no more girls and boys, can our kids go gender free?’ (http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/proginfo/2017/33/no-more-boys-and-girls)



posters by dublin city council around town last week. wasn’t taught that in school. (http://www.thejournal.ie/sexist-remarks-dublin-3596537-Sep2017/)

some references I came across:

Sanders, S. Koch, J., Urso, J. (1997). Gender Equity Right From the Start, Psychology Press.

Ford, L. (2017). Women and Politics, the Pursuit of Equality. UK: Hachette UK (image : excerpt from Ford, 2017)




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