Saturday, 25 July
Against the Gendered Nightmare I. Anarchist Bookclub by FORGED BOOKS
In the past several years, the question of gender has been taken up again and again by the anarchist milieu. And still few attempts amount to much more than a rehashing of old ideas. Most positions on gender remain within the constraints of one or more of the ideologies that have failed us already, mainly Marxist feminism, a watered down eco-feminism, or some sort of liberal “queer anarchism.” Present in all of these are the same problems we’ve howled against already: identity politics, representation, gender essentialism, reformism, and reproductive futurism. While we have no interest in offering another ideology in this discourse, we imagine that an escape route could be charted by asking the question that few will ask; by setting a course straight to the secret center of gendered life which all the ideological answers take for granted...
A conversation on the first nine chapters (50 pages approx.) of the essay Against the Gendered Nightmare from the journal Baedan.
Online conversations take place on the Jitsi platform here: https://8X8.vc/forged/books
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Date & Time:
- book shop/info shop/library
- reading group
- discussion group