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PhD student in political science at University ELTE Budapest. Political controversies around the term 'gender' | East-West inequalities in Europe | care crisis
Dec 11, 2020 6 tweets 2 min read
Today I attended an event at the #genderstudies center of University Hildesheim about Feminist knowledge production vs right-wing populism. Agnieszka Graff and I gave inputs on how we understand the #antigender phenomenon. Thread /1 2. We talked about pertaining East-West inequalities in Europe and how these can fuel the demand for right-wing options concerning gender. Economic, cultural and epistemic inequalities prevail - as addressed by plenty of critical scholars in the last 30 years. /2
Dec 9, 2020 5 tweets 2 min read
The study soon online, we've had a nice launch/discussion. I have tried to highlight 4 points related to the study: 1) we need to address the demand side: better understand what possible blindalleys of the progressive agenda drive the support for anti-gender actors. /1 2) We need to address poor labour conditions and tensions between care and paid labour, and the related class and EU-internal inequalities. These are one of the main drivers that make the right's messages relatable. /2