The overturning of Roe v Wade, that has opened the door for the criminalisation of abortion in the US, has stopped many in their tracks. The verdict is only the latest grim reminder that patriarchal capitalism deems women to be dangerous, and punishes them accordingly. The global policing of reproductive rights and bodily autonomy has gone hand in hand with the rise of bioessentialism and rampant transphobia, and speaks to the intrinsic, violent connection between imperialism, nationalism and gendered violence. This panel will discuss these interrelations, as well as exploring existing internationalist modalities of resistance
Moya is a contributing editor for Novara Media
Labour MP for Streatham. Co-Chair of the Socialist Campaign Group of Labour MPs.
Siobhán McGuirk is a lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London specialising in gender, sexuality and migration. She is an editor of Red Pepper magazine and of Asylum for Sale: Profit & Protest in the Migration Industry (PM Press, 2020)
Mallory Moore is a researcher with Trans Safety Network tracking and uncovering organised harm within an intersectional community defence framework.
Marta Kotwas is a Postgraduate Teaching Assistant at UCL. Her research interests include right-wing populism, nationalism, modern Polish Catholicism, representations of patriotism and their influence on politics. As a pro-choice activist, she is engaged in the public debate on reproductive rights and women’s rights in Poland as well as international feminist cooperation.