Abstract by Prof. Dr. Nancy Fraser

Our Bodies, Our Politics: Against The Ultra-Conservatives–and Their Liberal Enablers

The conservative backlash against women is real and scary. But effective opposition requires a critical view of the larger political constellation that has precipitated it. In this lecture, I interpret the present anti-feminist backlash as a response to four decades of “progressive-neoliberal” hegemony–and to the current crisis of capitalist society generated by it. Based on this diagnosis, I propose a feminist political strategy aimed at countering not only the forces of ultra-conservativism but also their liberal enablers.