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Feminist Resistance

By e5 organizer - Posted on 14 June 2017


Saturday, June 17, 2017, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Join Boston Democratic Socialists of America and Boston Solidarity for a conversation with  Nicole Aschoff, Managing Editor at Jacobin Magazine; Hester Eisenstein, Professor of Sociology at CUNY, author of Feminism Seduced: How Global Elites Use Women’s Labor and Ideas to Exploit the World; Dorotea Manuela, Antiracist warrior, former Nurse Practitioner, and Human Rights Activist; and Stefanie Reis, Boston DSA executive 

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE FEMINIST IN TRUMP'S AMERICA? To oppose sexist power operating through the state requires a movement based in collectivity and solidarity, cutting across lines of class, race, and nationality. It requires a feminism that escapes the mainstream narratives of individual achievement that have sought to rebrand women’s struggles in compliance with capital.

We're looking to foster a space for discussion between women and men, feminists and non-feminists, liberals, leftists, and anyone interested in what feminism as opposition means. The individualistic feminism of the Clinton campaign has dominated national discourse, but it is not the whole story.

There is a largely untold history of women’s actions against the power of the state and against capital. There is a history of women challenging leftist movements from within to hear them, to recognize their support and political agency.

This event aims to celebrate and renew that history, in light of our current situation. Join Boston DSA and Boston Solidarity for a panel and room-wide discussion, with remarks on the history of socialist women's liberation, leftist struggle, and current activism.

The discussion will be a chance to engage with speakers, and to share experiences as women and men just coming to politics or already hopelessly entangled. All are welcome.

Co-sponsored by Boston Democratic Socialists of America and Boston Solidarity