Challenging homophobic, transphobic and patriarchal orthodoxies from faith and secular perspectives
Cutting Edge Women's Event - 18th January 2012
The Cutting Edge Women''s Group held its first panel meeting on the 18th January 2012. Speakers at the event included Christina Beardsley, Chitra Nagarajan, Naomi Phillips and Rabbi Judith Rosen-Berry and our speakers' biographies can be found as an attachment to this page.
A wide range of topics were covered, including the perils of gradualism, experiences of a feminist lesbian Rabbi with a radical political, socialist agenda, experiences and histories of faith, feminism and sexuality in India and the South Asian diaspora, and secularism, feminism and equality.
It was an extremely lively debate which introduced a lot of interesting ideas and we will be posting notes from the meeting once we have typed them up. We are also hoping to get transcripts from some of the speakers, which will also be posted here. In the meantime however, if you would like to read some of the comments made on the evening, please head over to twitter and search for #cecwomen.
Unfortunately we ran out of time on the evening of the event, so we have opened up the comments section on this page. If you do have any questions that you didn't get a chance to ask on the evening of the event, please post them below and the panel have agreed to answer them. You can also use this as a space to make comments if you didn't get a chance on the evening of the event.
We did take some pictures on the evening, which can be seen on the slideshow below.
We have agreed that because this was such a popular event that we will hold another Women's event later in the year. However, we will now have a faith and feminism workshop at our conference on 21st April, so please do come along if you can.