Judith Butler: Gender is not a culture war

How neo-liberalism fuels the anti-gender movement

From Russia claiming that ‘gender theory’ is a threat to national security, to the Vatican warning it would undermine civilisation itself, an ‘anti-gender ideology’ movement is taking root. Conventional wisdom holds that this is a culture war aiming to distract our attention from more important issues. Such a view is mistaken argues one of the most prominent philosophers today, Judith Butler. In this exclusive extract of their newly released book Who’s Afraid Of Gender?, Butler argues that anti-gender ideology is a direct response to displacement caused by neoliberalism.

Judith Butler will be appearing virtually to give a talk on their new book titled ‘Fascist Passions?’ for April 8th upcoming IAI Live here. Book your tickets now!


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