As part of The Grand Domestic Revolution GOES ON, London-based theorist Marina Vishmidt give an overview of how the management of women’s reproductive capacity relates to the kind of gendered labour women have done in capitalism, historically and in the present. Her talk considers the question of how gender counts in the way our society reproduces itself materially and normatively. Alongside Vishmidt’s talk, reproductive rights activists from Derry and Dublin provides updates on their campaigns.
Presentations are followed by a discussion on ways of bringing together labour and reproductive rights struggles as both being issues of social reproduction, and what kind of feminism is most helpful here. There is also a screening of the short film Liberty, Equality… Maternity? (Biased Tapes, 1985).