Letters to My Weird Sisters: On Autism and Feminism
Atlantic Books, 2021. 262 pages.
Although feminist and gender perspectives have been employed to analyse a number of disability-related topics, autism––and neurodiversity more generally––occupies a limited space in the literature. The experiences of adult autistic women, in particular, have been largely under-explored and un-theorised by feminist frameworks. In this …
Full Surrogacy Now: Feminism Against Family
Verso, 2019. 224 pages.
In the first segment of the 1963 Oscar-winning anthology film Ieri, Oggi
e Domani, Sophia Loren plays the role of Adelina, a Neapolitan woman who
sells black market cigarettes to support her family. When she receives a fine
that she cannot pay, she risks jail time. However, …
stratification practices have long been used as a means to produce and make
sense of cancer, distinguishing ‘types’,
tumour development stages, and even patients’ sociodemographic profiles.
However, interest in stratification; that is, the process of dividing oncology
populations into clinically meaningful subtypes, has been re-invigorated by two
recent developments in medicine and healthcare. First, an increased awareness
We know that illness can be narrated but can it be shown?
Feminist artists have been amongst the first to show the sick female body. Jo Spence used photography during the 1980s to document her breast cancer diagnosis and the impact of the treatments on her body. Spence’s projects, such as “The Picture of Health?” and “Narratives of Disease,” have …
Nothing seems to be more self-evident than gender differences, and yet when we have to establish what these differences are, things seem to become complicated. Is it the reproductive system that clearly determines if we love pink or blue? Perhaps it is the endocrine system? Or is it the genes that are different?
Feminist research started decades ago to build …
Amianto. Una storia operaia
by Alberto Prunetti
Edizioni Alegre, 2014, 192 pages.
Amianto. Una storia operaia (Asbestos. A Working-Class Story) is written by Alberto Prunetti, an Italian writer who has published fiction and non-fiction since 2003. The book was originally published in 2012[i] and narrates the life of a factory worker, Renato Prunetti, the author’s father. Renato’s …