Feminism, Interrupted: Disrupting Power (Outspoken by Pluto) (Paperback)

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"I was blown away"—Angela Davis
 
"Reading her is to believe that another world is possible."—The Guardian
 
More than just a slogan on a t-shirt, feminism is a radical tool for fighting back against structural violence and injustice. Feminism, Interrupted is a bold call to seize feminism back from the cultural gatekeepers and return it to its radical roots.
 
Writer and organizer Lola Olufemi explores state violence against women, the fight for reproductive justice, transmisogyny, gendered Islamophobia and solidarity with global struggles, showing that the fight for gendered liberation can change the world for everybody when we refuse to think of it solely as women's work. Chapters include:
 
*Know your history
*The sexist state
*The fight for reproductive justice
*The savior complex: Muslim women and gendered Islamophobia
*Complicated consent: How to support sex workers
*The answer to sexual violence is not more prisons
*Feminism and food
*Solidarity is a doing word
 
Including testimonials from Sisters Uncut, migrant groups working for reproductive justice, prison abolitionists and activists involved in the international fight for Kurdish and Palestinian rights, Olufemi emphasizes the link between feminism and grassroots organizing. Reclaiming feminism from the clutches of the consumerist, neoliberal model, Feminism, Interrupted shows that when “feminist” is more than a label, it holds the potential for radical transformative work.
 
Olufemi writes in her Introduction, "Feminism is a political project about what could be. It’s always looking forward, investing in future we can’t quite grasp yet. It’s a way of swishing, hoping, aiming at everything that has been deemed impossible. It’s a task that has to be approached seriously. This book is for anyone who is beginning to think critically….If this book makes you pick up another book, or watch a documentary, search the archive, reach for a poetry book—if it spars or reignites your interest in feminism, then it has served its purpose."

About the Author


Lola Olufemi is a black feminist writer and organiser from London. She facilitates workshops about feminism and decolonisation in schools, universities and local communities. She is the co-author of A FLY Girl’s Guide to University: Being a Woman of Colour at Cambridge and Other Institutions of Power and Elitism (Verve Poetry Press, 2019). 

Praise For…


'Reading her is to believe that another world is possible.'
Nesrine Malik, Guardian

'A brave manifesto ... [Feminism Interrupted] unravels a silenced history of radicalism and points toward a truly just future'
Dana Mills, Jacobin

'I was blown away'
Angela Davis

'Powerful'
Stylist

'Feminism, Interrupted goes beyond the mainstream and presents the possibilities that can be achieved when we aim to collectively dismantle systematic oppression and violence'
Bad Form

'A well-argued, no-nonsense account, and essential reading for anyone interested in the state of Feminism today'
Stella Dadzie, co-author of 'The Heart of the Race: Black Women's Lives in Britain'

'Feminism, Interrupted is a lucid and passionate call to action by one of our most dynamic young feminists. Olufemi's manifesto is for a truly radical feminism that liberates us all. If you call yourself a feminist, you need to read this book'
Alison Phipps, author of 'Me, Not You: The Trouble with Mainstream Feminism'

'Lola offers a crucial vision that imagines beyond racist, capitalist solutions to oppression... the necessity of this book cannot be overstated for those who call themselves feminists and those who eschew feminism as it presents itself'
Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan, author of 'Postcolonial Banter'

'This book shows that the struggle for gendered liberation can change the world for everybody when we refuse to think of it solely as women's work'
Refinery29 UK

'It’s the feminist manifesto we need'
New Socialist

'A careful and detailed description of a feminist politic that is expansive and fundamentally hopeful'
White Pube

'An inspiring call to reclaim feminism from its current commodification, and recognise it as a truly intersectional struggle for social justice'
Guardian

'I was blown away'
— Angela Davis

'Feminism, Interrupted is a lucid and passionate call to action by one of our most dynamic young feminists. Olufemi's manifesto is for a truly radical feminism that liberates us all. If you call yourself a feminist, you need to read this book'
— Alison Phipps, author of 'Me, Not You: The Trouble with Mainstream Feminism'

'A well-argued, no-nonsense account, and essential reading for anyone interested in the state of Feminism today'
— Stella Dadzie, co-author of 'The Heart of the Race: Black Women's Lives in Britain'

'Lola offers a crucial vision that imagines beyond racist, capitalist solutions to oppression... the necessity of this book cannot be overstated for those who call themselves feminists and those who eschew feminism as it presents itself'
— Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan, author of 'Postcolonial Banter'


Product Details
ISBN: 9780745340067
ISBN-10: 0745340067
Publisher: Pluto Press
Publication Date: March 20th, 2020
Pages: 160
Language: English
Series: Outspoken by Pluto