Anti-feminism in France and the United Kingdom

Anti-feminism in France and the United Kingdom
13 June 2019, 6.00pm - 8.30pm
Garden Halls, 1 Cartwright Gardens, London WC1H 9EN



Christine Bard (Université d’Angers)
Myriam Boussahba-Bravard (Université Paris Diderot/Churchill College, Cambridge)
Sylvie Chaperon (Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès)
Julie Gottlieb (University of Sheffield)

In parallel with the #MeToo movement, and in the context of growing public awareness on issues of gender stereotypes, harassment, discrimination and violence, we have been witnessing resurgences of anti-feminism, with the development of “masculinist” movements and organisations in Québec, France and elsewhere, arguing for men’s rights and claiming that feminism in the West has put men in a subaltern position. Using the language of alienation and oppression, these movements frame men as victims of women’s struggle for equality.  

How has the discourse of misogyny and anti-feminism been historically constructed? What are the articulations between misogyny, racism and homophobia in political movements of the 20th century, on both sides of the Channel? And how can the historical understanding of such phenomena help us better analyse the current situation?

This event is organised as part of The Borders of Identity seminar series.

Generously supported by the French Embassy

All are welcome to attend this free event. Places are limited so please register in advance


Cathy Collins
020 7862 8738