Mischa DekkerKU Leuven | ku leuven · Sociology
Marie Curie fellow in sociology at the KU Leuven, working on the politicisation of street harassment.
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Although we often speak about a global increase in awareness and policy on street harassment, in France, the issue was incorporated into a gender-based violence policy subsector, while Dutch policymakers avoided vocabularies pertaining to structural male domination. Differences in governmental campaigns on street harassment were the result not only...
A Racist Measure? Negotiating the Risk of Stigmatisation in the Verbalisation of Street Harassment Over the last few years, several countries have introduced legislation aiming to penalize “street harassment.” In France, these attempts are framed through an explicitly feminist perspective, defining street harassment as the first degree of a continu...
Since 2014, several countries have introduced legislation to criminalize “street harassment.” In France, this criminalization was framed within a feminist perspective, by conceiving of street harassment as the first level of a “continuum of violence against women.” In the Netherlands, on the other hand, proposals to criminalize these behaviors came...
The occupation of public space has become a key part of the repertoire of contention of contemporary social movements, at the heart of Occupy Wall Street, Indignados, Nuit Debout, and revolutionary movements of the Arab Spring. Despite the enormous resonance that these movements have had, they have also engendered criticism. Based on in-depth ethno...