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Rethinking feminism

Mackay, Finn


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Finn Mackay
Senior Lecturer in Sociology


What goals should modern feminists adopt? “World-changing woman” (Guardian) and founder of the London Feminist Network Dr Finn Mackay outlines a bold new manifesto.

Why is there an epidemic of violence against women? Are men to blame? Where is the recent resurgence of activism going and where should we steer it? In this course, activist and feminist Dr Finn Mackay uncovers the underlying causes of women’s oppression and confronts the biggest hurdles to equality we face today.

By the end of the course, you will have learned:

the impact of biology for feminism
why violent crimes are gendered
the damage of male and female stereotypes
the media’s role in the commodification of women
where society is compounding inequality
the state of feminism in 2014
what’s next for feminism.

As part of the course there are in-video quiz questions to consolidate your learning, suggested further readings to stimulate a deeper exploration of the topic, discussion boards to have your say and an end-of-course assessment set by Dr Mackay.


Mackay, F. (2014). Rethinking feminism

Digital Artefact Type Video
Publication Date Sep 1, 2014
Keywords feminism, feminist theory, activism, violence, third wave, second wave
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