There Are Two Sexes: On the Thought and Commitments of Antoinette Fouque

Mar 10, 2015 | 7 PM
Maison Française of NYU
The Maison Française of NYU will host a special panel on Antoinette Fouque, the feminist and psychoanalyst who co-founded the "Mouvement de Libération des Femmes" or MLF ("Women's Liberation Movement") in France in 1968. Panelists will include activists Sylvina Boissonnas and Michèle Idels, as well as the professors Catherine Perret and Anne Deneys-Tunney.

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There Are Two Sexes: Essays in Feminology

"Two Sexes" introduces to English-speaking readers the French psychoanalyst Antoinette Fouque, who cofounded the "Mouvement de Libération des Femmes" (MLF) in France in 1968. An invaluable title to understand how this intellectual and political puzzle was formed by what was called "French Feminism" some decades ago.