CEPS Seminars Series in Ethics and Political Philosophy De 2021-03-17 a 2021-03-17
Online, 4:30–6:30pm (GMT/UTC +0)
By Mónica Brito Vieira (University of York).
This chapter of Brito Vieira's forthcoming book, The Politics of Silence, explores the complex historicity of a seemingly paradoxical tradition: feminist silent protesting. Within feminism, silence figures prominently as the sign of oppression - as something that is done to one, or a historically endured condition, excluding women as speaking subjects. To break silence, and to reclaim a speaking position for women, is thus, justifiably, a key feminist desideratum. But is it necessarily the case that in speech, and speech alone, women might harbour any hope of enacting a "blueprint for a new life" (to cite Adrienne Rich's famous poem)? This is the question the chapter pursues.
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