May 28, 2024 — 18:00

Book talk | Women of The Far Right with Eviane Leidig

On mainstream social media platforms, far-right women make extremism relatable. They share Instagram stories about organic foods that help pregnant women propagate the “pure” white race and post behind-the-scenes selfies at antivaccination rallies. They model a feminine lifestyle, at once promoting their personal brands and radicalizing their followers. Amid discussions of issues like dating, marriage, and family life, they call on women to become housewives to counteract the corrosive effects of feminism. Recently, #tradwifes are gaining more and more popularity on the social media platform TikTok, where they advocate for female submission in between sharing recipes and modest outfits.

Eviane Leidig is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie postdoctoral fellow at Tilburg University. She is affiliated with the Center for Research on Extremism at the University of Oslo, the Global Network on Extremism and Technology in London, and the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism in The Hague.

The presentation of the book will be followed by a discussion with Eva Svatoňová, sociologist at the University of Jan Evangelista Purkyně and University of Copenhagen, who researches anti-gender movements in the context of Central and Eastern Europe.

Moderator: Marie Heřmanová, Institute of Sociology, Czech Academy of Sciences

The event si free and it will be held in English.

The event is organised by the Institute of Sociology, Czech Academy of Sciences within the programme StrategyAV21 – Resilient Society.