Highlights from our upcoming Womanism, Feminism and Intersectionality series “Complicit No More” starting on International Women’s Day – Saturday 8th March until Friday 21st March
“Complicit No More” curated by Yasmin Gunaratnam will be tackling cross-cutting facets of complicity as they play out within our relationships to our bodies, each other, our communities, to media representations and to mobilisation.
Sunny Singh on body image – Sunny will be drawing on her experience of growing up in India & living in the West and the negative effects of restrictive media representations of skin colour, body type and facial features as they play out across different countries. Diversifying representations, such as having more black models, is not enough when a certain body type (tall and skinny) is still prized.
Aisha Gill ‘Challenging Mistaken Assumptions about Honour-Based Violence’ – Aisha’s article is based on her research and campaigning work. She will be showing the cross-cultural aspects of honour based VaW and how so called honour based violence is part of a continuum of VaW with multiple causes.
Minna Salami ‘Conscientious Feminism’ - A reflection on ‘toxic’ cyber feminism, drawing in part on feminist organising in Africa. Minna discusses how we might translate intersectionality into everyday feminist relationships.
Sukhwant Dahliwal ‘Women and fundamentalism’ This year is the 25th anniversary of the Rushdie Affair. Sukhwant will draw on her work with members of Women Against Fundamentalism. She highlights challenges that the women have faced in trying to assert secularism as part of an intersectional, anti-racist feminist politics.