A Political and Literary Forum
Guest editor: Merve Emre
Paperback, 128 pages
What can technology do for feminism?
Almost fifty years ago, Shulamith Firestone imagined it could liberate women from the work of reproduction—so long as it was conceived as part of a cultural revolution. This collection casts a critical eye on the promises and the perils, asking not just whether an emancipatory feminism is possible today, but also what it might look like.
Forum contributors include Merve Emre ("On Reproduction"), with respondents Sophie Lewis (“Mothering”), Annie Menzel (“The Violence of the Natural”), Chris Kaposy (“Neoliberal Perfectionism”), Marcy Darnovsky (“Be Wary of the Techno-fix”), Irina Aristarkhova (“Suspending (Feminist) Judgment”), Diane Tober (“Feminist Paradoxes”), Miriam Zoll (“Selling Hope”), and Andrea Long Chu (“Extreme Pregnancy”).
Also featuring Silvia Federici in conversation with Jill Richards (“Every Woman Is a Working Woman”), Sarah Sharma (“Going to Work in Mommy’s Basement”), James Chappel (“Aging into Feminism”), Cathy O’Neil (“A History of Cyborg Sex, 2018–73”), and Michael Bronski (“When Gays Wanted to Liberate Children”).