Hysteria: For Electric, Intellectually Rigorous Feminist Thought

We reviewed Issue 3 of the excellent radical feminist periodical Hysteria a while back. Their new website is finally live, as is their campaign to fund the printing of Issue 5, which will feature a large number of feminist figures from the margins such as LGBTI activist Miles Rutendo Tanhira, performance collective Mensmagi, and Palestinian activist and womanist Maisam Abumorr. ‘Tis the season to support your fellow feminists…

But back to the website: the ‘Voices’ section has some scintillating reads, including a piece delving into the discourse on female circumcision in Africa by a self-professed “proud and empowered circumcised African woman” as well as a nimble deconstruction of Judith Butler’s theory of gender performativity. If you want electrifying, intellectually rigorous feminist thought, look no further than Hysteria.