Gender, politics, and body

Proceedings of ‏The 5th International Conference on New Findings On Humanities and Social Sciences

Year: 2020


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Gender, politics, and body

Kalfa Maria



This proposal points out FEMEN’s action in combination with politics and the naked body in the public space. The body as part of privacy is being reassigned to another context claiming public space and its recognition. Anger, exaggeration, and the naked body make up a desperate attempt to highlight issues that are fundamentally feminine and therefore social. The naked body is at the risk of political and social demands, inviting those around it to pay attention to it and give it meaning under a pure and non-sexist and voyeuristic look. In this context, the boundaries between body and authority are constantly intertwined, as the personal is political and the political rights management are gendered.

Keywords: gender, politics, body, public space, power.