What is the history of activism against sexual violence? What kinds of strategies have survivors employed to combat it, and to counter the stigma that has too often surrounded it? George Severs, Allison McKibbin, and Rhea Sookdeosingh discuss with Marybeth Hamilton in this episode of the History Workshop Podcast.
Rebecca Turkington explores the rise of #MeToo in China and the way it draws on global links and offers a model for organizing in hostile circumstances. #MeToo in China is made possible through rich histories of Chinese feminists organising inside, alongside and beyond the state.
When does the call for ‘speaking out’ against sexual violence begin to silence victim-survivors? Through reflecting on the #MeToo moment, Allison McKibban argues mainstream Western movements against sexual violence are often insidiously laced with colonial violence. She calls on activists and researchers to embrace a self-reflective and decolonial listening to create a truly transformative movement against sexual violence.
In this piece, Iker Itoiz Ciáurriz reflects on the Spanish Indignados movement as a moment of political learning, global solidarity and intellectual discovery.
In 1995, 8000 US feminists went to Beijing for the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women. Lisa Levenstein finds that this conference had huge impact on grassroots feminism in the US for years to come.
Can medical institutions participate in colonial violence? Allison McKibban argues the involuntary sterilization of tens of thousands of Native American women in the 1970s must be rehistoricised as part of the U.S. government’s broader campaign of genocide.
What part do children occupy in protest movements? Alice Haworth-Booth locates the story of school strikes and children’s activism within a broader history of political change.