Feminism and Nationalism in the Third World by Kumari Jayawardena

In May we will read a text that for years has been considered “an essential primer on the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century history of women’s movements in Asia and the Middle East”. In Feminism and Nationalism in the Third World Kumari Jayawardena “presents feminism as it originated in the Third World, erupting from the […]

The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin (1969)

—Date of event has changed. We will now discuss this April 2nd — Our March text will be Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Left Hand of Darkness. In this science fiction we follow a human encountering the inhabitants and cultures of the ‘alien’ Winter for the first time. We will meet on Sunday 5th March […]

Abolish the Family: A Manifesto for Care and Liberation by Sophie Lewis (2022)

Our next read will be Abolish the Family: A Manifesto for Care and Liberation by Sophie Lewis. It was published by Verso press just a few months ago and essentially asks what if we should and what if we could do better than the institution of the family? In this relatively short text Lewis stakes […]

Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo (2019)

We’re a little later posting this one but our next read will be Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo (2019). “Girl, Woman, Other follows the lives of twelve very different people in Britain, predominantly female and black. Aged 19 to 93, they span a variety of cultural backgrounds, sexualities, classes and occupations as they tell the […]

A Decolonial Feminism by Françoise Vergès (2021)

On Sunday 6th November we’ll be picking up A Decolonial Feminism by Françoise Vergès. This manifesto is wholly intersectional and argues for a feminism which takes aim at the oppressive systems structuring our lives. A feminism true to its liberatory potential cannot, and must not sit easily alongside capitalism, racism, colonialism or imperialism. Feminist liberation must be […]

A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology, and Socialist-Feminism in the Late Twentieth Century by Donna Haraway

Now we’ve got a ‘home’ at OT301 and a regular date to meet (the first Sunday of each month) we were too excited to delay our next discussion. Given there’s not so much time between our upcoming two events we have chosen a relatively short text which is also easily available online. We’ll be reading […]