Here’s heads up for another event up and coming in October.
Five Steps Backward: How women become second-rate citizens of Globalisation
Talk by Laura Agustín
13.00 to 14.30, 6 October 2011
Institute of Development Studies, Knots Meeting Area, University of Sussex
Whether the subject is migration, surrogate motherhood, international matchmaking, tourism and expatriatism or plain old commercial sex, women are consistently assigned the passive role. They cannot make their own decisions, men pursue them relentlessly for evil ends and their sexual bodies are innately vulnerable.
A Rescue Industry from the enlightened middle class is required to save women from themselves everywhere. How did we get here after 50 years of women’s liberation, affirmative action programmes and both state and UN policies to instate Gender Equality?
This talk takes place under the Sexuality and Development Programme, at the Institute of Development Studies. Convenor is Kate Hawkins, who can be contacted for further information via firstname.lastname@example.org
ETA: it is possible some have got hold of the wrong end of the stick on this talk. If people want to know a little more about Laura, they should check out her site: Laura Agustín, The Naked Anthropologist