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The feminism that won't be shut up

In recent times, a new wave of mass popular feminism has revealed that the gender inequality structure is still very solid. New feminist voices join those of historical activists who have long denounced the injustices and inequalities of the patriarchal model. Sexism, rape, femicide, sexual harassment in everyday situations and discrimination based on gender and race are increasingly present in the media and academic discourse because thousands of feminists from all over the world have decided to speak up and explain their experiences. Thanks to the collective story that women are weaving in their fields such as literature, politics, music, science and humour, feminism will no longer be shut up.

Angela Davis

Revolution today

Angela Davis is a politician, activist and professor emerita at the University of California, Santa Cruz. A member of the Black Panthers and the Communist Party USA in the sixties, Angela Davis is a feminist and revolutionary of reference.

Judith Butler. Fina Birulés and Marta Segarra

The Gender Trouble: Why Do Bodies Matter?

Gender and sexuality are currently under discussion. How much influence do biology and culture have? Are there more than two sexes? How important are social norms, and to what extent can we change them in order to make life more “liveable”? What is the difference between “precariousness” and “vulnerability”? What role does the materiality of the body play in political action?? These and other questions were discussed in the dialogue between Judith Butler and Fina Birulés, moderated by Marta Segarra, three of today’s foremost thinkers on gender.

Virginie Despentes

Talk with Jordi Nopca and Christina Rosenvinge

French writer Virginie Despentes is one of modern feminism’s most vigorous voices. Despentes, who left home and gave up her studies at 17 to become a prostitute and a punk, is the author of the novel Baise-moi (Rape Me), the Vernon Subutex trilogy and the autobiographical essay King Kong Theory (Feminist Press, 2010).

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Talk with Anna Guitart

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is one of the internationally best known Nigerian writers. In this conversation with culture journalist Anna Guitart, she speaks of key issues in her work such as the African diaspora, the issue of race, feminism and the political situation in the United States.

Rita Segato and Gabriela Wiener

The City of Women

Anthropologist Rita Segato considers that the violence suffered by many women is just the cruellest extreme of a system of domination of one half of society over the other that arises in dozens of everyday situations. And that the only possible solution is a new approach to gender in education and in public policies.

Vivian Gornick

Conversation with Anna Guitart

New York writer Vivian Gornick, one of the world’s most distinguished and respected women writers and feminists, talks about the creative process and feminism. Gornick has written several books, including the two memoirs, Fierce Attachments and The Odd Woman and the City.

Isa Calderón i Lucía Lijtmaer

Primera Persona 2017

Isa Calderón and Lucía Lijtmaer are leading figures in cultural journalism and feminist humour in Spain, as they show in this entertaining performance they gave at the 2017 Primera Persona Festival. Shortly after their show in Barcelona, they created “Deforme Semanal”, a monthly cultural and political programme in which they analyse current affairs from a critical feminist viewpoint.

Kate Bolick and Anna Gabriel

Talk in the Primera Persona 2017 Festival

Kate Bolick, author of the essay Spinster: Making a Life of One’s Own (published in Spanish as Solterona. La construcción de una vida propia, Malpaso Ediciones, 2016)—which explores in first person the issues considered in patriarchal society to be crucial for female fulfilment—talked with Anna Gabriel, social educator, lecturer in Law and member of the political party CUP.

Sara Ahmed. Feminist Killjoys

Sara Ahmed

Sara Ahmed is a British-Australian feminist writer and academic whose work centres on the intersection between feminism, queer theory and postcolonial criticism. Ahmed studies the everyday world as a place where power is consolidated and can therefore also be called into question.

I am not your periphery

Karo Moret

Afrofeminism or black feminism is a current of thought that defends that sexism, class oppression and racism are closely related with what is known as intersectionality. Karo Moret, a researcher at Pompeu Fabra University and expert in African culture, writes in this article about Afropeans, the identities of the African diaspora and the genesis in Europe of an intersectional matrix between activism, feminism, the migrated and the racialised.

Women and Public Space: Control (chapter 1)

Soy Cámara online

Script, direction and production: IngridGuardiola  Language: Spanish, Catalan, English, French Subtitles: Spanish Duration: 16 min Synopsis: On 24 August, a woman on the beach at Nice (a city recently hit by terrorism) was forced to remove her burkini in a public exhibition and humiliation by the forces of security.

Where are the Women?

Soy cámara online

“Where are the women?” looks at the pressing issue of women’s scant presence in positions of responsibility in science. Despite the fact that women are in the majority at universities and graduate with the best qualifications, just 20% of the best funded professorships are held by women, a statistic that is repeated in all high level scientific research institutions.