New York City – Come hear Redstockings veteran Kathy Scarborough and other radical feminists dig into the differences between sex and gender, and how male supremacy is maintained by gender identity politics.
A biochemist and physiologist, Kathy Scarbrough has been active in women’s liberation since the late 1970’s. On Sunday, Kathy will continue her scientific and feminist dissection of the concept of gender, including the myth of feminine and masculine brains. She’ll be building on ideas in “Forbidden Discourse: The Silencing of Feminist Criticism of ‘Gender,'” which was signed by a racially and internationally diverse array of pioneers of the feminist “Second Wave.” In this you can find some elaboration of the ideas that Sunday’s workshop will consider.
As so often is the case, radical feminists have to be the first to say that the emperor has no clothes, so these brave panelists can use support from as many who can attend as possible. Of course, heartfelt, logical and informed debate from all sides will help sharpen the understanding that the female liberation movement needs to improve its aim and strengthen its firepower.
Here are some additional suggested readings to prepare for the post-panel discussion and debate:
What Makes a Woman?
by Elinor Burket
June 6, 2015. The New York Times.
An African-American Woman Reflects on the Transgender Movement
by Nuriddeen Knight
June 4, 2015. Public Discourse.
Who Has Abortions?
by Katha Pollitt
March 13, 2015. The Nation.
What Is a Woman? The dispute between radical feminism and transgenderism
by Michelle Goldberg
August 4, 2014. The New Yorker.
Dear White Gays: Stop Stealing Black Female Culture
by Sierra Mannie
July 9, 2014. Time Magazine.
Location Details, Panelist Bios and More Info:
The panel “Deconstructing Gender Identity Under Male Supremacy” will be presented at the Left Forum from 10-11:50 am on Sunday, May 22, 2016, at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 524 W 59th st. between 10th and 11th aves. Childcare is also provided at the Left Forum!
For an abstract of the “Left Forum radical feminist workshop” and biographies of all the panelists click here: http://www.leftforum.org/content/deconstructinggenderidentityundermalesupremacy
For more general info on this year’s annual 3 -day Left Forum conference in NYC, and to register for the conference in whole or in part, visit www.leftforum.org.