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Teoría de las Relaciones Internacionales Actuales

Patricia Rebeca Sepúlveda Chapa

Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León

Feminism in International Relations

This timeline intends to show some of the most influential women in I.R. along with their works, movements and ideologies

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- National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House (N/A) This is the home of one of the world’s great revolutionaries. https://susanb.org/*- Fatás, M. (2022, 19 abril). Audre Lorde, la poeta crítica con el feminismoblanco. historia.nationalgeographic.com.es. https://historia.nationalgeog- The New York Times (August 17, 2021) Malala: I Survived the Taliban. I Fear for My Afghan Sisters.https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/17/opinion/malala-afghanistan-taliban-women.html- Marr DG. Fire in the Lake: The Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam. By Frances Fitzgerald. Boston and Toronto: Little, Brown and Co.,- Vogelstein, R. B. (2017, January 24). Landmarks in the Global Movement for Women’s Rights: A Timeline. Council on Foreign Relations. https://www.cfr.org/blog/landmarks-global-movement-womens-rights-timeline

  • Susan B. Anthony was a prominent American suffragist and civil rights activist who played a pivotal role in the women's suffrage movement in the United States.
  • One of her most impactful protests was in 1872 when she was arrested for voting in the presidential election, which was illegal for women at the time. Her trial gained national attention and furthered the cause of women's suffrage.

Born in February 15th, 1820

Susan B. Anthony

She also focuses on vulnerability and precariousness, exploring how human existence is marked by a vulnerable condition and open to violence, death, but also to life, responsibility and care.

She spoke about gender performativity, which challenges normative gender categories by demonstrating how non-heterosexual sexual practices affect these categories.

Born in February 24th, 1956

Judith Butler

  • Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest Nobel Prize laureate. She gained international prominence after surviving an assassination attempt by the Taliban in 2012 for her advocacy of girls' education in Pakistan.
  • While Malala's activism is ongoing, her most impactful event was the assassination attempt in 2012, which sparked global outrage and brought attention to the issue of girls' education in regions where it is threatened by extremism and cultural barriers.

Born in 1997

Malala Yousafzai

  • She aimed to discuss the war of USA and Vietnam with her work "Fire in the lake" in 1972, this book was one of the best seller books for 10 weeks in a row noted by the New York Times.
  • In this book, she talked about how USA had lost the war before even starting, the whole book criticizes USA's actions.
  • A woman's perspective in one of the most important conflicts of the XX century.

Born in August 1st, 1950

Frances Fitzgerald

  • She wrote "Vindications for the rights of Woman" in 1792.
  • She argues that woman are not inferior to man, but rather they just lack the education.
  • This was one of the first publications which advocated for the education and respect for woman, it paved the way for female empowerment accross the world.

Born in April 27th, 1759

Mary Wollstonecraft

  • She was the president of the Committee of Women for Permanent Peace, formed at the International Congress of Women in 1915.
  • She heavily advocated for the vote of women in America, culminating in "Why women should vote?" published in 1910.

Born in September 6th, 1860

Jane Addams

  • She wrote "The International Politics of Militarizing Women's Lives".
  • In this body of work, Enloe suggested that we could better understand international relations if we payed attention to women's experiences in I.R.
  • She discussed the intricate ways in which military planners manipulate social conceptions of gender to maintain what they deem to be desirable levels of militarization.

Born in July 16th, 1938

Cynthia Enloe

Born in February 18th, 1934

Audre Lorde

  • Her critique of white feminism was crucial in advancing a more diverse activism.
  • She protested for LGBTQ rights in the 1st protest in Washington DC in 1979
  • Only by contemplating and learning from the experiences of all women, and not just those most visible -white heterosexual women- could feminism deconstruct what she identified as "the hierarchy of oppression."