Tue 4 July, 7-9pm
SPACE Mare Street
Free & all welcome
In a deeply ambivalent celebration of Independence Day, this 4th July we revisit the writing of Andrea Dworkin, American research-led polemicist and radical feminist activist. Together we will read the first chapter of Dworkin's book Right-Wing Women (New York: Perigree, 1983), 'The Promise of the Ultra-Right' (pp. 13-35), and discuss its historical and current implications and insights in the context of the recent resurgence and mainstreaming of the ultra right.
Although Dworkin's work is well-known within Anglophone feminist circles, and her ideas on sexual violence and pornography have been hotly debated and contested, relatively little attention has been paid to her analysis of right-wing women.
This session is led by feminist art historian Alexandra Kokoli.
Right-Wing Women is widely available in paperback and can also be freely accessed online
The Feminist Duration Reading Group focuses on under-known and under-appreciated feminist texts, movements, groups and struggles from outside the Anglo-American feminist tradition. Started at Goldsmiths, University of London, in March 2015, since July 2015 it has met at SPACE, 129 – 131 Mare Street in Hackney.
The group generally meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 7pm and is open to people of all genders.
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