Rethinking Feminism Sex and Violence Finn MacKay

Rethinking Feminism, Sex and Violence

Finn Mackay

What goals should modern feminists adopt? “World-changing woman” (Guardian) and founder of the London Feminist Network Dr Finn Mackay outlines a bold new manifesto.

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    Finn Mackay

    Finn Mackay is the founder of the London Feminist Network and a prominent women's rights activist.


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 on 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, 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

  • Finn Mackay

    A prominent activist for women’s rights, Finn Mackay 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

Course Syllabus

  • Part One: Feminism and Biology
    Is sexism rooted in evolution? Mackay argues that sexism is socially constructed rather than biologically rooted.
  • Part Two: The Question of Violence
    Why 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.