From Jordan Peterson to online “incel” forums, dangerous and regressive arguments around gender and feminism are gaining major traction in our society. Assertions such as “nice guys finish last” or “feminism is anti-men” are commonplace and many of us are confronted with them on a daily basis. These arguments are paving the way for the rise of the far right and acts of more serious violence, particularly towards women. We need to confront these ideas at root. This session will equip attendees to win these crucial arguments.
Camille Barbagallo is a postdoctoral researcher. Her research focuses on ‘women’s work’ that is both waged and unwaged and addresses questions of gender, social reproduction and labour relations. She is the editor of Women and the Subversion of the Community: A Mariarosa Dalla Costa Reader (PM Press, 2019) and author of Mothers & Others: The Politics of Work in Neoliberal Britain (MUP, forthcoming). For Decrim Now she focuses on the unionisation of sex workers, strippers, dancers and hostesses.
Sita Balani is a writer and anti racist campaigner. She works as a lecturer in Contemporary Literature and Culture at King’s College London.
Rosie Worsdale is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Cambridge, specialising in feminism, political philosophy and critical theory.
Anti-racist activist and co-founder of the Labour Campaign Against Prevent. She is currently researching for a PhD on Twentieth Century global anticolonial movements.