Event: ‘DARING TO BE BAD’? An interdisciplinary workshop on rage, frustration and destructiveness in feminist theory and activism

The Centre for the Study of Women and Gender at the University ofWarwick:

‘DARING TO BE BAD’? An interdisciplinary workshop on rage, frustration and destructiveness in feminist theory and activism

With talks and performances by MARIANNA FOTAKI, RUTH PEARCE, RENI EDDO-LODGE, KAROLINA SZPYRKO, MEENA KANDASAMY and LAURIE PENNY

 

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In her Bitch Manifesto from 1970, the feminist journalist and activist Joreen claimed that women should be “militant” and “dangerous”. She and other radical feminists made no secret of their frustration about and anger against patriarchal institutions and the prevailing gender norms, but radical feminism has attracted much criticism since. What role have negative emotions played in feminism in the past, and how shall we relate to them today? Is rage an affect that we have to overcome? Or can it help us to fight against sexism, racism and other forms of oppression?

When: Thursday 12 June 2014, 4.00 – 6.30 pm

Where: The Wolfson Research Exchange, 3rd Floor, Library, University of Warwick

To register, please send an email to R. Yunus@warwick.ac.uk or Katharina.Karcher@yahoo.com

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