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Feminism, Interrupted

Feminism, Interrupted

Disrupting Power

Lola Olufemi

Series: Outspoken by Pluto

It's time to reclaim a rebellious, radical feminism.

More than just a slogan on a t-shirt, feminism is a radical tool for fighting back against structural violence and injustice. Feminism, Interrupted is a bold call to seize feminism back from the cultural gatekeepers and return it to its radical roots.

Lola Olufemi explores state violence against women, the fight for reproductive justice, transmisogyny, gendered Islamophobia and solidarity with global struggles, showing that the fight for gendered liberation can change the world for everybody when we refuse to think of it solely as women's work. Including testimonials from Sisters Uncut, migrant groups working for reproductive justice, prison abolitionists and activists involved in the international fight for Kurdish and Palestinian rights, Olufemi emphasises the link between feminism and grassroots organising.

Reclaiming feminism from the clutches of the consumerist, neoliberal model, Feminism, Interrupted shows that when 'feminist' is more than a label, it holds the potential for radical transformative work.

Lola Olufemi is a black feminist writer and organiser from London. She has written and spoken at numerous events about feminism and decolonisation across the country, and was a member of the NUS Women's Campaign and NUS National Executive Committee.

'Reading her is to believe that another world is possible.'

- Nesrine Malik, Guardian

'A brave manifesto ... [Feminism Interrupted] unravels a silenced history of radicalism and points toward a truly just future'

- Dana Mills, Jacobin

'I was blown away'

- Angela Davis

'Powerful'

- Stylist

'Feminism, Interrupted goes beyond the mainstream and presents the possibilities that can be achieved when we aim to collectively dismantle systematic oppression and violence'

- Bad Form

'A well-argued, no-nonsense account, and essential reading for anyone interested in the state of Feminism today'

- Stella Dadzie, co-author of 'The Heart of the Race: Black Women's Lives in Britain'

'Feminism, Interrupted is a lucid and passionate call to action by one of our most dynamic young feminists. Olufemi's manifesto is for a truly radical feminism that liberates us all. If you call yourself a feminist, you need to read this book'

- Alison Phipps, author of 'Me, Not You: The Trouble with Mainstream Feminism'

'Lola offers a crucial vision that imagines beyond racist, capitalist solutions to oppression... the necessity of this book cannot be overstated for those who call themselves feminists and those who eschew feminism as it presents itself'

- Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan, author of 'Postcolonial Banter'

'San Francisco is long overdue for a history like this! Smart and accessible, this is a book that everyone who has left a piece of their heart in the city needs to read. Its vibrant stories of the past are invaluable tools for charting a sustainable, inclusive future'

- Barbara Berglund Sokolov, historian at Presidio Trust

'This book shows that the struggle for gendered liberation can change the world for everybody when we refuse to think of it solely as women's work'

- Refinery29 UK

'It’s the feminist manifesto we need'

- New Socialist

'A careful and detailed description of a feminist politic that is expansive and fundamentally hopeful'

- White Pube

'An inspiring call to reclaim feminism from its current commodification, and recognise it as a truly intersectional struggle for social justice'

- Guardian

Acknowledgements
Introduction: Feminist Work is Justice Work
1. Know Your History
2. The Sexist State
3. The Fight for Reproductive Justice
4. Transmisogyny: Who Wins?
5. The Saviour Complex: Muslim Women and Gendered Islamophobia
6. Art for Art's Sake?
7. Complicating Consent: How to Support Sex Workers
8. The Answer to Sexual Violence is Not More Prisons
9. Feminism and Food
10. Solidarity is a Doing Word
Conclusion
Resources

Published by Pluto Press in Mar 2020
Paperback ISBN: 9780745340067
eBook ISBN: 9781786805935

160 pages

129mm x 198mm

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