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Milles, K., Holmdahl, J., Melander, I. & Fugl-Meyer, K. (2018). 'Something That Stretches During Sex': replacing the word hymen with vaginal corona to challenge patriarchal views on virginity. Gender and Language, 12(3), 294-317
Open this publication in new window or tab >>'Something That Stretches During Sex': replacing the word hymen with vaginal corona to challenge patriarchal views on virginity
2018 (English)In: Gender and Language, ISSN 1747-6321, E-ISSN 1747-633X, Vol. 12, no 3, p. 294-317Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Although there is no scientific proof of a breakable membrane in the vagina, virginity controls are causing great suffering to women worldwide, and hymen (re) constructions are carried out in many countries. The hymen is called modomshinna 'virginity membrane' in Swedish, which can reinforce the idea of a breakable membrane. In their work against female sexual oppression the Swedish Association for Sexuality Education launched a new term, vaginal corona. The aim of our study is to evaluate this initiative. By conducting a survey directed at youths and health professionals at youth clinics in Stockholm, we were able to show that knowledge of the new word had spread and that changes in the oppressive cultural beliefs connected to virginity and female sexuality in part can be connected to the word. The study thus supports the claim that initiatives aimed at changing vocabulary can be effective in changing cultural concepts. Feminist language activism initiatives are thus usable as part of feminist political work to promote women's sexual rights and gender equality.

Keywords
Feminist Language Activism, Hymen, Vaginal Corona, Patriarchy, Sexual Rights
National Category
Specific Languages Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-36715 (URN)10.1558/genl.31894 (DOI)000447928800004 ()2-s2.0-85055795375 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-11-08 Created: 2018-11-08 Last updated: 2018-11-13Bibliographically approved
Milles, K., Holmdahl, J., Melander, I., Hjortek, L. & Fugl-Meyer, K. (2017). ”Den som töjs under sex": Ordet slidkrans som sexualpolitiskt verktyg. HumaNetten (38), 128-140
Open this publication in new window or tab >>”Den som töjs under sex": Ordet slidkrans som sexualpolitiskt verktyg
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2017 (Swedish)In: HumaNetten, E-ISSN 1403-2279, no 38, p. 128-140Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Specific Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-33824 (URN)
Projects
Slidkransen som sexualpolitiskt verktyg. KISH-projekt (samarbete mellan KI och SH)
Available from: 2017-12-07 Created: 2017-12-07 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved
Milles, K. (2017). Från maninnor till cyborger: Hur feminister har skaffat sig språklig makt. HumaNetten (38), 26-39
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Från maninnor till cyborger: Hur feminister har skaffat sig språklig makt
2017 (Swedish)In: HumaNetten, E-ISSN 1403-2279, no 38, p. 26-39Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Specific Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-33823 (URN)
Available from: 2017-12-07 Created: 2017-12-07 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved
Milles, K. (2017). Tio år av fiffigt feministlingo. Språktidningen (5), 34-35
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Tio år av fiffigt feministlingo
2017 (Swedish)In: Språktidningen, ISSN 1654-5028, no 5, p. 34-35Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
National Category
Specific Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-33836 (URN)
Available from: 2017-12-07 Created: 2017-12-07 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved
Milles, K. (2016). En för alla, ALLA för en?. Språktidningen (6), 36-37
Open this publication in new window or tab >>En för alla, ALLA för en?
2016 (Swedish)In: Språktidningen, ISSN 1654-5028, no 6, p. 36-37Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Keywords
En: ordet, Man: ordet, Språkbruk, Språkhistoria, Pronomen, Feminism, Språksociologi, Svenska, Språkvetenskap, Sociolingvistik, Sociologi, Semantik, Betydelselära, Svenska, Språkvetenskap, Ordförråd, Lexikologi
National Category
Specific Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-33834 (URN)
Available from: 2017-12-07 Created: 2017-12-07 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved
Milles, K. (2016). Ord(h)ens makt. Ottar (2), 18-20
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ord(h)ens makt
2016 (Swedish)In: Ottar, ISSN 0030-6703, no 2, p. 18-20Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Keywords
Heteronormativitet, Fördomar, Könsroller, Normer, Attityder, Språkbruk, Språk, Ord, Sexualpolitik, Språkforskning, Forskning, Språkvetenskap
National Category
Specific Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-33826 (URN)
Available from: 2017-12-07 Created: 2017-12-07 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved
Milles, K. (2016). Till kvinnorörelsens försvar. Språktidningen (2), 36-37
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Till kvinnorörelsens försvar
2016 (Swedish)In: Språktidningen, ISSN 1654-5028, no 2, p. 36-37Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
National Category
Specific Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-33835 (URN)
Available from: 2017-12-07 Created: 2017-12-07 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved
Milles, K. (2016). ”Vi måste öva upp och ta mod till oss, enda sättet att sedan bli dugliga väljare.”: Strategiskt kommunikationsarbete inom den kvinnliga rösträttsrörelsen. Språk & Stil, 26, 130-160
Open this publication in new window or tab >>”Vi måste öva upp och ta mod till oss, enda sättet att sedan bli dugliga väljare.”: Strategiskt kommunikationsarbete inom den kvinnliga rösträttsrörelsen
2016 (Swedish)In: Språk & Stil, ISSN 1101-1165, Vol. 26, p. 130-160Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Research has shown that the Swedish female suffrage movement used language as a means to affect the public opinion, and used the means developed by the popular movements to educate women. The aim of this article is to examine howthefemalesuffrage movement among its members spread communicativeoralskillsto participate in meetings. We depart from four research questions: 1) How was learning organized through the courses on citizenship that the movement arranged? 2) What part did written instructions play? 3) How was learning organized in the local branches of the movement? 4) How did the anti-suffrage movement and the misogyny of the time influence the strategies deployed?

The theoretical framework used was ethnography of communication and the material consisted of meeting minutes, course programs, news articles and handbooks from the archives of the Swedish female suffrage movement.

The results show 1) that the courses were successful and contained both practical meeting exercises and lectures by skilled lecturers, 2) that the movement both used existing handbooks and produced their own, 3) that the work in the local branches gave the participating women substantial meeting experience. And finally, 4) that the anti-suffrage movement paradoxically may have functioned as one of the driving forces behind the educational initiatives that enhanced the skills of women and strengthened the suffrage movement.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Adolf Noreen-sällskapet i Uppsala, 2016
Keywords
den svenska kvinnliga rösträttsrörelsen, folkbildning, muntlig kommunikativ färdighet, möten
National Category
Specific Languages
Research subject
Other research area
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-31638 (URN)2-s2.0-85014652348 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-01-10 Created: 2017-01-10 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved
Milles, K. (2015). Agneta Horn: Ett liv i trettioåriga krigets skugga (1ed.). Stockholm: Norstedts Förlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Agneta Horn: Ett liv i trettioåriga krigets skugga
2015 (Swedish)Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Norstedts Förlag, 2015. p. 203 Edition: 1
National Category
Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-28750 (URN)9789113061962 (ISBN)
Available from: 2015-11-16 Created: 2015-11-16 Last updated: 2017-10-30Bibliographically approved
Lind Palicki, L. & Milles, K. (2015). Feministisk språkplanering under den andra vågens kvinnorörelse: exemplen Grupp 8 och den offentliga språkvården. In: Magnusson, Jenny; Milles, Karin; Nikolaidou, Zoe (Ed.), Könskonstruktioner och språkförändringar: Rapport från den åttonde nordiska konferensen om språk och kön (pp. 145-165). Huddinge: Södertörns högskola
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Feministisk språkplanering under den andra vågens kvinnorörelse: exemplen Grupp 8 och den offentliga språkvården
2015 (Swedish)In: Könskonstruktioner och språkförändringar: Rapport från den åttonde nordiska konferensen om språk och kön / [ed] Magnusson, Jenny; Milles, Karin; Nikolaidou, Zoe, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola , 2015, p. 145-165Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2015
Series
Text- och samtalsstudier från Södertörns högskola ; 3
National Category
Languages and Literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-27792 (URN)978-91-87843-23-5 (ISBN)
Projects
Feministisk språkplanering under hundra år
Available from: 2015-06-18 Created: 2015-06-18 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved
Organisations
Identifiers
ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-0909-7721

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