- So we started the talk, had to move to a bigger room, but even that wasn't big enough!
- I also apologise, I couldn't remember the professors & lecturers full names, so I did just use their first names. (I do apologise)
- — RU Women's Campaign (@RUWomCam)Wed, Jun 19 2013 17:11:50There is a recurring pattern of patriarchal backlash against women's progress. Every 30/40 years there is a spike in this.
- This is probably the best definition of Laddism I've heard so far, it's not the exact wording, but it did for twitter with its 140 character constraints...
- — RU Women's Campaign (@RUWomCam)Wed, Jun 19 2013 17:16:56It's primary target is women. There is little connection with racism, or against a religion, anti-semitism etc. It focuses on women.
- Talking about different organisations which act as a refuge.
- — RU Women's Campaign (@RUWomCam)Wed, Jun 19 2013 17:25:53Need to fight back against laddism and our gendered training. We need to fight back and say no, that it isn't right.
- Dr Madeleine Davis finished here on this point, and then Professor Karin Lesnik-Oberstein took the floor.
- — RU Women's Campaign (@RUWomCam)Wed, Jun 19 2013 17:30:29Why is laddism seen as the resurgence of sexism when there are so many problems that women face and problems that have gotten worse.
- How little change there has been:
- — RU Women's Campaign (@RUWomCam)Wed, Jun 19 2013 17:33:25Wollstonecraft - the hyena in petticoats. seen as legitimate to knock people's right for rights by saying they are unseemly of their group
- Pretty much the entire reasoning for the backlash against all liberation groups.
- Susie Orbach's book - fat is a feminist issue. Recommended by Professor Lesnik-Oberstein. (She also recommended another book, but I can't remember what it is)!
- — RU Women's Campaign (@RUWomCam)Wed, Jun 19 2013 17:38:39Women and the politics of appearance. It is still a major problem. Read fat is a feminist issue, for example to see this.
- — RU Women's Campaign (@RUWomCam)Wed, Jun 19 2013 17:40:51You can release yourself from the politics of appearance, but women will still be oppressed. It doesn't tackle the issue as a whole.
Feminism talk: Lad culture
The tweets which were live tweeted at the event. I hope I managed to get the main points and opinions right. It turns out it's quite hard to tweet concisely and listen at the same time.
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