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Vortrag und Diskussion „Instrumentalising Women's Rights – Between Feminism and Anti-Racism in Germany”

In ihrem Vortrag an der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Politische Psychologie der Leibniz Universität Hannover nimmt Dina Wahba in englischer Sprache die Ereignisse in der Kölner Silvesternacht zum Anlass einer Analyse des Zusammenhangs der Diskussion um Frauenrechte, Feminismus und (alltäglichen) Rassismus.

The lack of constructive discussion regarding Cologne was not surprising; what was surprising was the use of women bodies to trigger discussion about everything else other than the welfare of women. I have been working on violence against women in different countries, and in the aftermath of every horrendous incident, women are often everyone’s last concern. North African and Arab-looking men seem to be marked and targeted. There is an entire colonial historical narrative filled with racism, hatred, fear and stigmatization regarding those “black bodies”. They are hypersexualised savages. Throughout history these narratives were called upon when needed, to justify slavery, occupation and discrimination.

Wann und wo: 9. März 2016, Im Moore 21, A 210, 18 Uhr.