The Female Fear Factory

The Female Fear Factory

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Wednesday, October 13, 2021

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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Institute of African Studies, (613) 520 2600 Ext 2220,


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Host Organization: Institute of African Studies
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“The Female Fear Factory is the latest book from award winning academic and public intellectual Pumla Dineo Gqola. The book is an exploration of the pervasiveness of gender-based violence, and a clarion call for renewed collective action.”

Drawing on examples from around the world – from Uganda, Nigeria, South Africa to Saudi Arabia, the Americas and Europe, Gqola traces the construction and machinations of the female fear factory by exposing its lies, myths, and seductions. She shows how seemingly disparate effects, like driving bans, street harassment, and coercive professors, are the product of the ever-turning machinery of the female fear factory, and its use of fear as a tool of patriarchal subjugation and punishment.

Professor Pumla Dineo Gqola (Author)
Chair for African Feminist Imaginations, Centre for Women and Gender Studies, Nelson Mandela University

Professor Yolande Bouka (Respondent)
Professor of Political Science, Queen’s University

Dr. Bibi Bakare-Yusuf (Respondent)
Publishing Director, Cassava Republic Press

Professor Shireen Hassim (Host)
Canada 150 Research Chair in Gender and African Politics, Institute of African Studies, Carleton University

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