Feminist Fightback 2006

August 17, 2006

The Feminist Fightback conference is gaining steam, and I’ve been asked to organise a men’s meeting at the conference.

The conference is looking to be a good one, with the main organisers having a whole list of people they’re inviting, as well as lots of support from women students, lecturers, and feminist activists. Since there is no Fem06 conference this year, then this will be the main feminist/women’s liberation conference this year.

It’s on the 21st October, in Central London. The venue is TBA, though will probably be somewhere studenty, given that it’s organised by ENS Women. No doubt, being a student group, there will be a bar nearby. But don’t let that put you off, it’s open to all – including us blokes.

So, I’m now on the hunt for feminist blokes who can speak at this men’s meeting. Any ideas, let me know.

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4 Responses to “Feminist Fightback 2006”

  1. David Broder Says:

    Hi Kit

    I’m genuinely very interested in the conference – I’ve talked to some of the comrades quite a lot about porn/sex workers.

    I think it’s really important that men respond to an event like this, particularly given that there’s so much philistinism on the Left – so many groups who ignore women’s rights for the sake of making friends with religious reactionaries. The SWP even have meetings about why women are freer in Iran than in the West (They are “allowed” to wear the veil, not like in French schools!)

    We must stand up for basic socialist liberation principles

  2. David Broder Says:

    I don’t know why I called you Kit, as I know your name is Chris…

  3. Kit Says:

    Hehe, most people outside of work and politics call me Kit, because it’s been my nickname since I was very little (even my family call me it, they never call me Chris. Ever) and it’s stuck with me to the point where I have to force myself to respond to ‘Chris’. Weird, I know.

    I think that there isn’t enough emphasis on women’s liberation issues, which is a massive problem especially given that some major struggles – from the Gate Gourmet workers at Heathrow to the attacks on women’s reproductive rights in the United States to all over, it seems to be working class women who are bearing the hardest brunt of neo-liberal and neo-conservative attacks.

    There is, as you pointed out, a tendency on the socialist left to leave questions of women’s emancipation to the women. It’s somewhat like thinking that questions of anti-racism should be left to black people and that white people have no role in breaking the racist system.

    Are you going David?

  4. Peter Says:

    Got to love your brother. Happy New Year all. Take Care.
    P


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