#41-17 Transnational Feminism

After briefly covering her political biography, Rosca talks about feminist concepts of intersectionality and transnationalism, and what they mean in terms of reality on the ground, where class, race, and patriarchy are analyzed and confronted by the women of the organization AF3IRM.

Host(s): Meghan Murphy
Featured Speakers/Guests: Born and university-educated in the Philippines, Ninotchka Rosca stood against the Marcos dictatorship, was imprisoned, moved to Hawaii in 1977, and became U.S. representative for the Philippine left feminist organization Gabriela. With other filipinas abroad, she developed the U.S. solidarity organization, Gabriela Network, or Gabnet, which has evolved into a broader transnational feminist organization called affirm – spelled a-f-numeral 3 – i-r-m. Rosca is also a celebrated writer of fiction and commentaries.

Credits: Interview by Meghan Murphy, original on the site http://www.feministcurrent.com/2017/08/24/podcast-ninotchka-rosca-intersectionality-philippine-womens-movement-future-feminism/
Series producer, Frieda Werden.

Comments: The conclusion of this interview will be part of next week’s WINGS program.
Scholars mentioned in this article – Chandra Mohanty on transnational feminism, Kimberlé Crenshaw on intersectionality, Gerda Lerner on the development of patriarchy