These are interviews the authors conducted to inform their conversation and shape their understanding of an inclusive and intersectional radical feminist tradition. Interviews are published every other Saturday.

November 27, 2015

Sex, Gender, and Sexuality: An Interview With Catharine A. MacKinnon

Catharine A. MacKinnon questions the presumed unconstructed nature of sex, gender and sexuality while considering the language and concepts within trans feminist and sex essentialist discourse. […]
November 28, 2015

Gender Performance: An interview with Judith Butler

Gender theorist Judith Butler is interviewed and her concept of gender performativity is compared and contrasted to sex essentialist ideologies. Specifically, Butler addresses the work of Sheila Jeffreys and […]
November 30, 2015

Southern Feminism: An interview with Frances “Poppy” Northcutt

Frances “Poppy” Northcutt discusses the tradition of transgender inclusion in Southern Feminism and comments on the issues facing both the trans and feminist communities. Northcutt comments on […]
January 16, 2016

Questioning Sex Essentialism As Feminist Practice: An Interview With Janis Walworth

Janis Walworth, a radical lesbian activist and progenitor of the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival (MichFest) protest that came to be known as Camp Trans, speaks about […]
February 1, 2016

Sex Essentialist Violence And Radical Inclusion: An Interview With Robin Tyler, Jan Osborn, and Michele Kammerer

Pioneering Lesbian radical feminist women’s music producer, festival organizer, and entertainer, Robin Tyler discusses violence directed at her by sex essentialists within the women’s movement. Discussed […]
February 15, 2016

Sex Essentialist Violence And Radical Inclusion: An Interview With Sandy Stone

Sandy Stone, author of the queer-studies classic, The Empire Strikes Back: A Posttranssexual Manifesto, recounts her experiace with a trans-inclusive radical feminist Lesbian separatist tradition, as […]