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Feminism for the 99%


On May 9, the IIRE is hosting a discussion around ‘Feminism for the 99 %. A manifesto’ with three speakers:

Tithi Bhattacharya is one of the authors of the manifesto. Inspired by the new wave of feminist activism worldwide, Tithi and her co-authors Cinzia Arruzza and Nancy Fraser argue that feminism should not start – or stop – with the drive to have women represented at the top of their professions. Rather, feminism must focus on those at the bottom, and fight for the world they deserve.

Feminism for the 99 % must be anti-capitalist, ecosocialist and antiracist.

Two other speakers will discuss what such a feminism for the 99% can look like.

Oksana Shine (Belgium) is activist in the women’s movement, and a member of the Anticapitalist Left. She will discuss how the international women strikes have given the women’s movement new breath in the recent years.

Penny Duggan is a socialist-feminist activist from France. She will trace the thread of class conscious, anti-capitalist feminism from the 1970s to today.

The manifesto is available through our website:

As background for the discussion, we also refer to three articles by the speakers:

Oksana Shine: Feminism: Why a women*’s strike on March 8?

Penny Duggan: Dangerous Liaisons: The marriages and divorces of Marxism and Feminism.

Tithi Bhattacharya; What the Women’s Strike Means.

The event is free and will be in English (Dutch interpretation available).

Thursday, May 9
8 PM – 10 PM
Lombokstraat 40
1094 AL Amsterdam