Feminism, Interrupted – Disrupting Power

Lola Olufemi


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  • Pluto Press
  • 2020
  • ISBN 9780745340067
  • 148 pages
  • Softcover
  • 19.6 × 13.5 × 1.3 cm

More than just a slogan on a t-shirt, feminism is a radical tool for fighting back against structural violence and injustice. Feminism, Interrupted is a bold call to seize feminism back from the cultural gatekeepers and return it to its radical roots.

Lola Olufemi explores state violence against women, the fight for reproductive justice, transmisogyny, gendered Islamophobia and solidarity with global struggles, showing that the fight for gendered liberation can change the world for everybody when we refuse to think of it solely as women’s work. Including testimonials from Sisters Uncut, migrant groups working for reproductive justice, prison abolitionists and activists involved in the international fight for Kurdish and Palestinian rights, Olufemi emphasises the link between feminism and grassroots organising.

Reclaiming feminism from the clutches of the consumerist, neoliberal model, Feminism, Interrupted shows that when ‚feminist‘ is more than a label, it holds the potential for radical transformative work.

Lola Olufemi is a black feminist writer and organiser from London. She facilitates workshops on feminism and histories of political organising in schools, universities and local communities. She is the co-author of A FLY Girl’s Guide to University: Being a Woman of Colour at Cambridge and Other Institutions of Power and Elitism (Verve Poetry Press, 2019).


Introduction: Feminist Work is Justice Work
1. Know Your History
2. The Sexist State
3. The Fight for Reproductive Justice
4. Transmisogyny: Who Wins?
5. The Saviour Complex: Muslim Women and Gendered Islamophobia
6. Art for Art’s Sake?
7. Complicating Consent: How to Support Sex Workers
8. The Answer to Sexual Violence is Not More Prisons
9. Feminism and Food
10. Solidarity is a Doing Word