Big talk on blind spots and double agendas in feminist debates
Feminism is a ubiquitous topic of conversation, from heated discussions about burkinis on beaches in the south of France or the ban on minors wearing headscarves, to worldwide condemnation of sexual violence during the New Year celebrations in Cologne. Looking closer at these examples, one starts to perceive a certain double agenda of the debate in society: women’s rights are instrumentalized to spread resentment against 'Islam', 'the Arab community', or 'the migrants'.
This discussion evening touches on sensitive issues, the right to sexual self-determination and access to public space and aims to find ways to discuss these issues beyond harmful dichotomies.
Moderated by Johanna Keller (DE/EG)
w/ Sonja Eismann (DE) is a publicist, journalist, founder of Missy Magazin and author of Hot Topic: Popfeminism Today.
w/ Dina Makram-Ebeid (EG) is an assistant professor, writing about work, social equality and social movements, with a special focus on Egypt.
w/ Malika Hamidi (FR) is a PhD in sociology, specialized in Islam-feminism in Europe, and author of Un féminisme musulman, et pourquoi pas?
w/ Salma El Tarzi (EG) is a celebrated documentary maker, visual artist, essayist and activist from Caïro.
As part of TASHWEESH, a 10-day multidisciplinary festival about feminism in the Middle-East, North Africa and Europe. w/ Goethe-Institut Brüssel