|5 years ago :: Apr 02, 2010 - 9:18AM #1|
A very interesting talk.
Skip to min 16:30 for the start.
In a new book Space Invaders - Race, Gender and Bodies out of Place, Nirmal Puwar argues that an increasing number of women and minorities are entering fields where white male power has been firmly entrenched. She suggests that the spaces they come to occupy are not empty or neutral, but are imbued with a masculine history and meaning.
“Feminism has fought no wars. It has killed no opponents. It has set up no concentration camps, starved no enemies, practiced no cruelties. Its battles have been for education, for the vote, for better working conditions…for safety on the streets…for child care, for social welfare…for rape crisis centers, women’s refuges, reforms in the law.
If someone says, “Oh, I’m not a feminist,” I ask, “Why, what’s your problem?”