Topical: Feminist reads for International Women’s Day

Read up on feminist topics from theories of sexual violence, to political strategies for women’s advancement, to history from a female perspective for International Women’s Day on 8 March.


  • Unjust sex vs Rape Unjust sex is sex that a woman is pressured into having, but in which her agency still plays a role, argues Ann J. Cahill. The term is used to address the grey areas between unwilling yet consensual sex and outright sexual violence.
  • Islamic feminism: a contradiction in terms? Ghalia Djelloul on whether feminist critique can intersect with religion, and Islam in particular.
  • Sex work is work. That’s the problem… and the key Sex work will disappear when capitalism is abolished; until then, labour rights have to be addressed, argues Amaranta Heredia Jaén.


  • When is change not change? ‘The more things change, the more they remain the same’ – Margaret R. Higonnet argues that changes in gender roles during and after the two World Wars were more limited than is often thought.
  • Struggles for equality: Feminism in Slovenia Liberal feminist blind spots and the consequences of women’s commodification are in focus as two leading feminists, Metka Mencin Čeplak and Mirijana Ule talk to EmicaAntončič.
  • Against the violence of positivity Katharina Lux on the impact of feminist magazines in the ’80s and ’90s.

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