Skirt lengths, number of children, “Grab them by the pussy” - The uprising of populist, nationalist and radical religious groups in recent times has brought old arguments and debates back into the public sphere that we thought were hidden away from the mainstream already. Basic rights like the right of sexual self-determination, and the right to decide what happens to and with one’s own body are questioned again in a way that could render women speechless. Nevertheless, there is a new generation of women picking up the fight for gender equality in a powerfully eloquent and globally-interconnected way.
The authors Amanda Lee Koe and Mithu Sanyal are guests of the Heinrich-Boell-Stiftung and the International Literature Festival Berlin. On the evening of September 12, they will read short extracts from their works and will discuss about feminist movements. What is it about young feminism? Are there differences between movements in Europe and Asia? Which role does postcolonial critique play?
Amanda Lee Koe [Singapore] and Mithu Sanyal [Germany/India] will read from their works and will discuss feminism in the current global political context.
The event will be held in English.
Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Asia Department,