Tag Archive | feminism



This month we wrap up the feminism and gender series with a film screening and discussion. The film is Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton’s Cafeteria (dir. Susan Stryker 2005). It looks at a key moment in the history of Queer and trans* activism in the USA – a fightback by a group of transgendered […]


Last month, we were lucky enough to host MAHDIS AZARMANDI speaking on ‘Being and Becoming a radical feminist of colour*’. Mahdis has kindly put together a list of some of the writers / reading that she mentioned in her presentation. Click through for more info, or pdfs where available. Thanks Mahdis! Ali Shariati Fatemah is […]

25/03 MAHDIS AZARMANDI presents ‘On Being and Becoming – Musings of a Radical Feminist of Colour*’

Our next event features activist / PhD candidate from U of Otago MAHDIS AZARMANDI speaking ‘On Being and Becoming – Musings of a Radical Feminist of Colour*’ “Structured as a personal narrative, this talks seeks to highlight the contradictions and complexities of what it means to be feminist and a woman of color. Rather than […]


Hi everyone, Thankyou for making the event last Wednesday so fantastic! Our speaker, Rebecca Stringer, has kindly shared her powerpoint slides with us. Please see attached! ~rosie~ DFU Talk (Feminism, Rape Law, Differend)

It’s Only a Penis: Rape Feminism and Difference (Helliwell 2000)

As promised, here is Christine Helliwell‘s article ‘”It’s only a penis”: Rape, feminism, and difference’ from Signs (2000 25, 3: pp. 789-817) Abstract: Focuses on the responses of women regarding rape. Rape as part of the natural human condition; Influence of social institutions on physical and emotional responses of women; Correlation between rape and the […]

READING for Rebecca Stringer’s Presentation 25th March 2015

Hi everyone, Rebecca has generously provided us with some reading to prepare you for her talk on 25th March 2015 (6pm at none gallery). The article is titled ‘Vulnerability after Wounding: Feminism, Rape Law, and the Differend’ and was published in Substance (132) 42:3, pp 1-21. Check it out as Rebecca’s talk will be focusing […]

NEXT SPEAKER: Dr Rebecca Stringer 25 February 2015

The next speaker in our feminism series is Dr Rebecca Stringer, from the gender studies programme at the University of Otago. Rebecca’s work focuses on the politics of victimhood and feminism in the contemporary neoliberal context. She has recently published a book: Knowing Victims (Routledge, 2014). Come along and hear Rebecca’s presentation and join in […]

PODCAST Jennifer Ashby on Jean Devanny #feminism seres

Did you miss Jennifer’s presentation on Jean Devanny? Click here to listen to the podcast and the lively discussion on raunch culture, as well as the, intersection between class and gender politics that followed. Here are some snaps from the event ~rosie~

Venue confirmed for 19/11 event! NONE GALLERY

We have confirmed the venue for the next event in our feminism series! Jennifer Ashby will be speaking about Jean Devanny – a radical activist in the early half of the twentieth century. Specifically, Jennifer will be unpacking the tensions between radical class politics and feminism. Please join us for the discussion on 19th November […]

Audio from the first FEMINISM Series event now available!

On 29th October, the DFU hosted Anna-Christie and Di from Rape Crisis Dunedin to talk about what ‘rape culture’ means in contemporary Aotearoa. We have just uploaded the audio from their presentation – available for download or streaming here.