Session 13(October 2013)
Audio from the session: Imperialism, Nationalism and Queer Liberation.
Western discourse often uses gay rights, women's rights, and gender politics to justify imperialism (for example justifying intervention in Afghanistan and Iraq). In this narrative Westerners must act 'for' queers, women, and other oppressed groups in the majority world. However liberation can only come through struggles by the oppressed for self-determination. A discussion of how to combine anti-imperialist politics with queer politics.
Note this item contains references to rape and sexual abuse. If you need support you can find a variety of support services on the links page