Category Archives: Essays

Culture of Proof and LGBTQ+ refugees

We live in a world where marginalised groups are constantly having to validate their existence and prove their identities. This ‘culture of proof’ phenomenon is saturated throughout social, cultural and systemic institutions and is hugely problematic for the LGBTQ+ community, where … Continue reading

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Commercial surrogacy and the dehumanisation of women in the Global South

**This essay was originally submitted for ‘SOC356: Cultures In Dispossession’ in June 2015 at The University of Wollongong** Commercial surrogacy is a relatively new industry that has quickly become a billion-dollar transnational industry and a global phenomenon. It is an industry … Continue reading

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Do We Live In A Rape Culture?

**This essay was originally submitted for ‘SOC210: Genders and Sexualities’ in May 2014 at The University of Wollongong** Rape culture is the culture of normalising rape and sexual violence to the extent that it is tolerated, excused and even condoned. … Continue reading

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Heteronormativity: An Introduction

**This essay was originally submitted for ‘SOC203: Introduction to Social Theory’ in September 2012 at The University of Wollongong** Heternormativity is a concept that looks at heterosexuality as a “normative notion”. This means that heterosexuality is asserted as the ‘correct’ … Continue reading

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