SISTERS IN ARMS Militant Feminisms in the Federal Republic of Germany since 1968

Event date: 
Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

In a moment of increased nationalism in the U.S., Britian, and Germany, we are excited to host German feminist scholar, Katharina Karcher, to talk about militant feminist tactics within a variety of postwar protest movements. Her book, Sisters in Arms, gives a bracing account of how feminist ideas were enacted by West German leftist organizations from the infamous Red Army Faction to less well-known groups such as the Red Zora. It analyzes their confrontational and violent tactics in challenging the abortion ban, opposing violence against women, and campaigning for solidarity with Third World women workers. Though these groups often diverged ideologically and tactically, they all demonstrated the potency of militant feminism within postwar protest movements.

This is a Charis Circle founding the future of feminism event. The suggested donation is $5.

Event address: 
1189 Euclid Ave. NE
Charis Books and More
Atlanta, GA 30307
Sisters in Arms: Militant Feminisms in the Federal Republic of Germany Since 1968 (Monographs in German History #38) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781785335341
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Published: Berghahn Books - April 28th, 2017

Few figures in modern German history are as central to the public memory of radical protest than Ulrike Meinhof, but she was only the most prominent of the countless German women--and militant male feminists--who supported and joined in revolutionary actions from the 1960s onward.