Gender and Revolution(s)

We have started to collect pieces for our upcoming issue on Gender and Revolution(s). Given the current mobilizations in Lebanon, Iraq, and most recently in Iran, we want to highlight both the important role of women and the ways that gender itself has been operationalized in these movements. This issue is not specific to Lebanon, but will aim to cover the wider region.

Questions might include:
•    What does “revolution” mean? Who (or what) is defining this term?
•    How is gender “seen” in revolution(s), in other words, through media? On the streets? In art? In the decision-making processes of social/civic groups?
•    Are “feminist” groups audibly participating in these revolutions? How and why? How is feminism being mobilized and, importantly, which types of feminism are being mobilized?
•    How is (dis)ability implicated in revolution(s)? Race? Class? Religion?
•    Revolution(s)…for whom? Or for what? Are we seeing the inclusion and mobilization of marginalized groups, such as refugees and migrants?

Submissions for this issue can include poetry, prose, research articles, journalistic pieces, personal narratives, and artistic submissions. Further, in order to include as many submissions as possible, we are allowing submissions of a shorter length (including 500-1000 words); however, regular-length submissions are of course still welcomed.
Please send your submissions to al-raidalau.edulb with a short personal biography (no more than 200 words). We will let you know as soon as possible about the status of your submission.



29. November 2019