London-based theorist Marina Vishmidt will present an overview of how the management of women's reproductive capacity relates to the kind of gendered labour women have done in capitalism, historically and in the present. Her talk will consider the question of how gender counts in the way our society reproduces itself materially and normatively. Alongside Vishmidt's talk, reproductive rights activists from Derry and Dublin will provide updates on their campaigns.
Presentations will be followed by a
discussion on ways of bringing together labour and reproductive rights
struggles as both being issues of social reproduction, and what kind of
feminism is most helpful here. There will also be a screening of the
short film Liberty, Equality... Maternity? (Biased Tapes, 1985).
7pm Thurs. 7th March, CCA Building, 10-12 Artillery Street, BT48 6RG