Helena Radke (University of Osnabrück) : Barriers to women engaging in collective action to overcome sexism
Date et lieu : lundi 8 octobre à 14h
Over the last few centuries women have fought hard to obtain increasing gender equality. Yet despite these successes gender equality remains an elusive goal. One response to ongoing gender inequality is participation in feminist collective action. Since women are numerically strong, one might imagine that they would be particularly well equipped to engage in this behavior. I argue, however, that women face barriers to engaging in collective action when seeking to overcome sexism. In this talk I outline these barriers and then describe research conducted during my PhD, preliminary data from my post-doc, and future research directions which seek to establish, extend and overcome these barriers.