“TELL ALL THE TRUTH BUT TELL IT SLANT”
Is gender sensitive transitional justice the feminism we were aiming for?
Professor Vasuki Nesiah, Gallatin School NYU
FRIDAY OCTOBER 18 2019
FACULTY LOUNGE | IKB 2027
OSGOODE HALL LAW SCHOOL
co presented with Law Arts Culture .
“From Rigobertu Menchu to Anne Frank, the testimonials of women and girls are often seen to have particular authority in ‘speaking truth to power’ and bearing witness to vulnerable communities’ experience of genocidal violence and their fortitude in resistance. Feminist celebration of ‘narrative truth’ has rendered truth commissions a particularly important site of feminist engagement.
At the same time, feminist analysis of the politics of knowledge and their mobilization in the commission of truth has drawn attention to the fraught stakes of categories such as victimhood, voice and injury. This talk will engage in the debate by thinking with Paulina in Ariel Dorfman’s play, Death and the Maiden.