Feminism on the Move: Feminist Bodies & Embodiment

The next session of the Reading Group Feminism on the Move will be about the topic: Feminist Bodies & Embodiment. Here you find the literature for the session, enjoy reading and see you Wednesday! And some good news, the group preparing this session will be making some (even more) delicious pizza’s than last time. So please come and join us at 18.00 if you want to have a collective dinner to nourish our bodies, before we start the session at 19.30.

Preciado-CounterSexuality (1)

Stacy Alaimo The naked word

Throwing Like a Girl

Here an overview of the topics and dates for the next sessions:

20th of May: Queer Feminism & Dualism
3rd of June: Feminism at the Workplace & Reproductive Labour
17th of June: Feminism, Upbringing & Education
1st of July: ………………………

Feminism is on the move. Not only in the form of ideas about femininity, masculinity and whatever lies in between. Nor only in the breaking of norms and fight against conformity. We take feminism along in our daily lives. In the jobs that we seek, in the movements that we make, and in the comments that we share.

In this reading group, we want to travel through these different places of everyday encounters. The aim is to rethink these encounters by putting on feminist glasses. But we won’t be limiting our rethinking to the hidden patterns embedded in gender relations. Contemporary feminism can go way beyond. The challenge is to look for the interconnections with other silent voices and reflect on the way our dreams, our behaviour and our institutions are shaped.

This reading group is participatory, self-organised and free of charge. We collectively decide which subtopics to cover and what literature to read by splitting up into groups, which will each organize one of the sessions. The reading group will be in English, held from April 22 to July 1, bi-weekly on Wednesday evenings from 19:30 until 22:00 in political bookshop de Rooie Rat at Oudegracht 65 in Utrecht.

 

 

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