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Left feminisms: Jo Littler in conversation with Finn Mackay (2023)
Book Chapter
Mackay, F. (2023). Left feminisms: Jo Littler in conversation with Finn Mackay. In Left Feminisms: Conversations on the Personal and Political. London: Lawrence and Wishart

This book brings together a decade of interviews with key feminist academics. Through sensitive and nuanced conversations, Jo Littler brings to life actions, arguments and solutions generated by diverse feminist thinkers on the left. Beginning as... Read More about Left feminisms: Jo Littler in conversation with Finn Mackay.

‘You can’t kill the spirit’ (but you can try): Gendered contestations and contradictions at Menwith Hill Women’s Peace Camp (2023)
Book Chapter
Mackay, F. (in press). ‘You can’t kill the spirit’ (but you can try): Gendered contestations and contradictions at Menwith Hill Women’s Peace Camp. In C. Eschle, & A. Bartlett (Eds.), Feminism and Protest Camps Entanglements, Critiques and Re-Imaginings. Bristol: University of Bristol Press

In the mid-1990s Menwith Hill Women’s Peace Camp outside the US National Security Agency military base in Yorkshire was the only full-time women-only peace camp in the UK and was wo-manned by several Greenham stalwarts. From whatever background, peac... Read More about ‘You can’t kill the spirit’ (but you can try): Gendered contestations and contradictions at Menwith Hill Women’s Peace Camp.

Queer (2022)
Journal Article
Mackay, F. (2022). Queer. Philosopher, Summer 2022(Summer),

Finn Mackay reviews the history of queer activism and queer theory, while situating this history in the context of our current fraught political situation.

Lesbian feminism (2022)
Book Chapter
Mackay, F. (2022). Lesbian feminism. In The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Sex and Sexuality. London: Taylor & Francis (Routledge). https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003286523-16

Lesbianism is the term used to describe a sexual orientation, sexual acts and desires, and romantic and sexual love between women. During the period known as the feminist Second Wave across the Western world, roughly from the late 1960s and into the... Read More about Lesbian feminism.

Female Masculinities and the Gender Wars The Politics of Sex (2021)
Book
Mackay, F. (2021). Female Masculinities and the Gender Wars The Politics of Sex. London: Bloomsbury

Female Masculinities and the Gender Wars provides important theoretical background and context to the 'gender wars' or 'TERF wars' – the violent feminist fracture at the forefront of the LGBTQ international conversation. Using queer and female mascul... Read More about Female Masculinities and the Gender Wars The Politics of Sex.

Understanding the fight over trans rights – part 2 (2020)
Digital Artefact
Mackay, F. (2020). Understanding the fight over trans rights – part 2. [https://www.theguardian.com/society/audio/2020/oct/09/understanding-the-fight-over-trans-rights-part-2]

Joining Anushka Asthana to discuss the issue are the feminist author Finn Mackay, who believes that while feminist divisions over trans rights are not new, they need not be inevitable, and Kathleen Stock, a philosophy professor who describes herself... Read More about Understanding the fight over trans rights – part 2.