Critical Studies in Gender, Culture & Social Justice
Études critiques sur le genre, la culture, et la justice

Volume 44, Number 2, 2023 Formations of Feminist Strike Guest-edited by Senka Neuman Stanivuković, Ksenia Robbe and Kylie Thomas

The cover image for this special issue represents a portion of an original poster expressing transnational feminist solidarity. The original is held at the NYU Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives in New York. The poster was created by artist Susan Shapiro in the United States in 1975 to celebrate the end of the Vietnam war, and is included as part of the DISA archive that focuses on the South African liberation struggle. The poster was issued by Inkworks, an activist press founded in Berkeley in 1974 that ran until 2016. Used with permission from the DISA Archive.

The text on the original poster reads: We Celebrate Women's Struggles, We Celebrate People's Victories. "The mountain is only so high... Our capacity is without limit." The stars move; our will is unshakable! Inscription on the walls of a cell: Con Son Women's Prison, South Viet Nam (Liberated April 30 1975).

Table of contents (11 articles)


  1. Formations of Feminist Strike: Connecting Diverse Practices, Contexts, and Geographies

Original Research / Recherche originale

  1. #BeatThePot: Strategies and Discourses of Women’s Protests in Zimbabwe
  2. Odzyskać Noc: Revisiting the 1990-2000s Anarcho-feminist Protests in Poland as a Strike against Gender-based Violence
  3. The Poetics and Politics of Interruption in the 2020-21 Belarus Uprising
  4. Unveiling a Feminist Strike: The Case of “Woman, Life, Freedom” in Iran

Reflections and Commentary

  1. The Politics of “Pombilai Orumai”: The 2015 Kanan Devan Strike in Kerala, India
  2. Feminist Strike: Liberia
  3. The Shaheen Bagh Strike: Muslim Women and Political Protest in Contemporary India
  4. From Italy with Rage: Feminists Striking in Uncertain Times



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