Category: Sexuality, Gender, Families


Collective Gender Fictions and the Takarazuka Revue

As a unique all-female musical company founded in 1914, the Takarazuka Revue provides significant insights into Japanese fan culture. In the Revue, otokoyaku (i.e., the women who perform male roles) perform heterosexual love stories on the stage. However, little attention has been paid to the fact that the otokoyaku also wear men’s clothing in their


Modern Witchcraft and Identifying With the Dead

The modern witchcraft movement is a spiritual activism that began in the UK in the 1950s and spread to the U. S. in the 1970s. According to Starhawk, who is an American leading feminist witch, compared to other spiritual practices, one of the unique traits of this movement in the U. S. is that modern


Interracial Online Partner Shopping Experiences: Application of Bauman’s Theory on Liquid Love

The research examines the dynamics of marital relationships of heterosexual unions among Asian-American and Asian-European couples. These couples have united through digital dating platforms, prompting the researchers a to reevaluate of gender-specific preferences in seeking lifetime partners online. The study aims to shed light on whether online dating applications have reshaped traditional marriage conventions. Employing


Family Support on Self-Compassion Development: A Case Study of Thai Lesbians

The family has played a crucial role in psychological development, especially for Asians. This qualitative study aims to explore the ways in which family support could assist Thai lesbians to develop self-compassion. This study employed purposive sampling to examine how 6 participants perceived what and how their family could foster their self-compassion. The data were


An Exploration of Female Agency in an Awarded Thai Novel: The Blind Earthworm in the Labyrinth

The Blind Earthworm in the Labyrinth is Veeraporn Nitiprapha’s debut novel, which won the SEA Write award in 2015. Set during the last quarter of the 20th Century in Thailand, The Blind Earthworm in the Labyrinth points out changes in cultural values and norms, especially those regarding the notion of romantic love and codes of


Homosexuality and African Criminal Justice System: Exploring the Current Laws and Enforcement Regimes in Nigeria

The discussions surrounding the position taken by the various legal systems towards the lifestyles and activities of homosexuals have gained notoriety and remained topical within and outside the academic space. While some nations have reviewed their criminal laws to decriminalize homosexuality in the recent past, others have re-hardened their criminal justice system against it. Most


Gender differences in language about Feminism: Results from Sentiment Analysis and Use of Emojis on Twitter

Social networks, such as Twitter with its around 192 million active users per day, are increasingly changing the way how people access information, communicate with each other, express opinions and discuss a wide range of topics. An example of a rather controversial topic is feminism. This study tries to shed light on the used language


Solo Female Thai Backpackers Crossing Borders and Transgressing Boundaries: Myths, Stereotypes and Their Fluid and Multiple Identities

“Solo-backpacking” has gained its momentum and popularity among (urban) Thai women nowadays. A gendered nature of this solo-travel has attracted a sizable number of young middle-class Thai women. These young urban women are traditionally shaped and restricted by strict Thai social norms. This study provides an investigation of the current movement/phenomenon of solo female backpackers