Punk Feminism and #FEAS: A Low-Brow Protest of Academic Sexism

Blaise, M, Knight, L and Gray, E 2019, 'Punk Feminism and #FEAS: A Low-Brow Protest of Academic Sexism' in Gail Crimmins (ed.) Strategies for Resisting Sexism in the Academy, Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 269-286.


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Title Punk Feminism and #FEAS: A Low-Brow Protest of Academic Sexism
Author(s) Blaise, M
Knight, L
Gray, E
Year 2019
Title of book Strategies for Resisting Sexism in the Academy
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Place of publication Cham, Switzerland
Editor(s) Gail Crimmins
Start page 269
End page 286
Subjects Gender, Sexuality and Education
Summary In this chapter, we reflect on several arts-based pop-up interventions that were created and performed at educational conferences by #FEAS Feminist Educators Against Sexism, a feminist collective that was founded in Australia in 2016 that has international reach. The interventions under discussion here aimed at protesting the everyday sexism that women face in the university workplace. We make connections between these interventions and with a feminist punk ethos and a do-it-yourself (DIY) attitude that characterized the 1990s feminist punk music scene. In doing so, we are able to see traces of punk feminism in #FEAS interventions and argue they provide an important mode to mobilize and connect feminists to resist sexism in the academy.
Copyright notice © The Author(s) 2019.
Keyword(s) Feminist research
Gender in Higher Education
Punk
#FEAS
Feminist punk
DOI - identifier 10.1007/978-3-030-04852-5_15
ISBN 9783030048518
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