Backlash: the worldwide war against women by fundamentalists and the "alt-right"

15May2017 18:00 - 20:00


In many parts of the world, women are being oppressed and attacked in very similar ways. This occurs in an era of an unprecedented rise of women, due in the first place to the very rapid spread of education. Women’s emancipation has provoked a backlash among those who fear that male supremacy will come to be undone. This lecture will examine the factors that have led to these developments and consequences of such trends.

Speaker:  Prof. Dr. Abram de Swaan is an essayist, sociologist and professor emeritus at the University of Amsterdam. In 1996, he became a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. His most important recent book is The Killing Compartments: The Mentality of Mass Murder (Yale University Press, 2015). His full bio can be found at 
Location: Common Room
Amsterdam University College
Science Park 113, 1098 XG
Convenor: Dr. Maxim Kupovykh


Published by  Amsterdam University College