Beyond the West: Feminism in India and China description
If Western feminism stands accused of being preoccupied with white middle class concerns, what is life like for women in the world’s most populous nations? Sohaila Abdulali (What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape) grew up in India and continues to write about and for her country of origin. Leta Hong Fincher documents China’s nascent feminist movement in Betraying Big Brother and the threat it poses to the Communist Party’s patriarchal and authoritarian views.
Chair: Natasha Cica
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Sohaila Abdulali most recent book is What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape. Now based in New York, she was born in Bombay.
Leta Hong Fincher is the author of Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China and Betraying Big Brother: The Feminist Awakening in China. Her journalism has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, Ms. Magazine and on the BBC and CNN.
Dr Natasha Cica is the founding Director of Kapacity.org.
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