Lunch Lecture: Sara R. Ferris: Racism and Islamophobia in the Name of Women's Rights
Hosted by Elke Gaugele and Elke Krasny in the frame of the Gender Studies Course, Institute for Education in the Arts.
In her presentation Sara Farris will discuss some of the themes laid out in her new book, In the Name of Women's Rights. The Rise of Femonationalism (Duke, 2017). Farris' book explores the ways in which feminist ideas are often exploited by anti-Islam and xenophobic campaigns. She coins the term ‘femonationalism’ to describe the practices and claims that, by characterising Muslim men as oppressors and by emphasising the need to rescue Muslim women, these anti-Islam groups use gender equality to justify their prejudice.