Rethinking Feminism, Sex and Violence
About the Course
Why is there an epidemic of violence against women? Are men to blame? Where is the recent resurgence of activism going and where should we steer it? In this course, activist and feminist Dr Finn Mackay uncovers the underlying causes of women’s oppression and confronts the biggest hurdles to equality we face today.
By the end of the course, you will have learned:
- the impact of biology for feminism
- why violent crimes are gendered
- the damage of male and female stereotypes
- the media’s role in the commodification of women
- where society is compounding inequality
- the state of feminism in 2014
- what’s next for feminism.
As part of the course there are in-video quiz questions to consolidate your learning, suggested further readings to stimulate a deeper exploration of the topic, discussion boards to have your say and an end-of-course assessment set by Dr Mackay.
IAI Academy courses are designed to be challenging but accessible to the interested student. No specialist knowledge is required.
About the Instructor
A prominent activist for women’s rights, Finn is the founder of the London Feminist Network. Finn is also responsible for the revival of Reclaim the Night in London.
‘A world-changing woman’ Guardian
Part One: Feminism and BiologyIs sexism rooted in evolution? Mackay argues that sexism is socially constructed rather than biologically rooted.
Part Two: The Question of ViolenceWhy is violence gendered? Mackay proposes that violence clusters around structural inequalities.
Part Three: Where Next?What are the contours of the resurgent feminist movement? Mackay analyses the state of play.