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Brandzel, A., 2005. Queering Citizenship?: Same-Sex Marriage and the State. GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, 11(2), pp.171-204. Buckley, C., 2013. Gay Couples, Choosing to Say ‘I Don’t’. The New York Times, [online] Available at: [Accessed 29 March 2021]. Gammeltoft, T., 2013. Potentiality and Human Temporality: Haunting Futures in Vietnamese Pregnancy Care. Current […]

‘The Jeremy Kyle Show’ was a highly problematic show that exploited stereotypes of the working class to make entertainment. Within the show, paternity was intrinsically tied to the sexual relationship with the mother, with much of the dramatization focusing on a ‘DNA’ segment to discover a potential father. Throughout this, the sexual relationships of the […] As the above article recognises, the ‘idealisation of romantic love and companionate marriage’ (Hirsch, Wardlow, 2006, 75) is often a relationship that is held in the fantasies of adult life. With marriage becoming an institution that is commercialised and sensationalised through endless wedding themed movies, Disney princesses love stories and shows such as, ‘Say […]

This interview on the talk show ‘Loose Women’ discusses IVF and the connection of reproductive technologies to the workplace productivity. From 0:32 to around 2:00, panellist Saira Khan reflects on her IVF journey in relation to the workplace and her feelings of embarrassment and lack of ‘womanhood’ due to needing IVF treatment. Firstly, Saira notes […]


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