“Gender Ideology” – what’s up with that?

Pri TransAkciji v marcu organiziramo dogodek “Gender Ideology” – what’s up with that?. Ob 8. marcu se nam zdi pomembno nasloviti to aktualno temo, ki močno in sistematično spodkopava feministične vrednote in dosežke. Dogodek bo tokrat izjemoma v angleškem jeziku. Tudi opis je zato v angleškem jeziku:

In the recent decades we are witnessing the rise of many populist ideologies and movements, which center themselves around sexist, misogynist, transphobic and lgb-phobic speech and demands. The so-called »gender ideology« or »anti-gender«) movements take the developments towards gender equality and human rights for all as the crucial issue of the present time (promoted by »corrupt elites« as a form of conspiracy), the imminent threat to what is believed to be the »natural order«, while promoting essentialist and patriarchal values.

In discussion with dr. Roman Kuhar (University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts) and Maja Gergorić (University of Zagreb, Faculty of Political Science) we will hear about those ideologies regionally and globally and ask ourselves about the way the »anti-gender« movements mobilise and engage followers, what is their impact and in what ways they pose a threat to the positive steps forward for gender justice in our region and beyond. The discussion will be moderated by Alenka Mrakovčić. There will also be time dedicated to your questions and debate. The event will be in English.


HOW TO JOIN? Join us via Zoom on Tuesday March 9th at 6 p.m. (CET)! The event will be conducted based on prior registrations. You will receive the link on the day of the event. Register here by March 8 : https://us02web.zoom.us/…/tZUqc…

KJE IN KAKO? Pridruži se nam preko Zoom-a v torek, 9. marca ob 18:00. Dogodek bo tokrat izjemoma v angleščini, kakšno vprašanje in komentar pa lahko tudi prevedemo. Na dogodek se je treba prijaviti preko povezave najkasneje do 8. marca (povezavo do dogodka pa pošljemo 9. marca vsem, ki boste registrirane_): https://us02web.zoom.us/…/tZUqc…


Roman Kuhar is Professor of Sociology at the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana (Slovenia). He is currently Dean of the Faculty of Arts and head of the research project ‘Citizenship and discrimination: intersectional approach to the study of social exclusion’. His work has been published in numerous academic journals, including Critical Social Policy, Journal of Homosexuality and Women’s Studies International Forum. He is the author of several books and co-editor of volumes on: (with J. Takács) Beyond the Pink Curtain: Everyday life of LGBT people in Eastern Europe (2007), Doing Families: Gay and Lesbian Family Practices (2011) and (with D. Paternotte) Anti-gender Campaigns in Europe: Mobilizing against Equality (2017). He is associate editor at Social Politics (Oxford University Press).

Maja Gergorić is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Sociology as well as a research assistant at the Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb focusing on the emergence of anti-gender movements in post-communist Europe. She is part of the research project called “Disobedient democracy: a comparative analysis of contentious politics in the European semi-periphery”. She is also involved, as a researcher, lecturer and activist, in various Zagreb-based human rights, feminist and LGBT organizations.