“If you’re not pissing off these ultra-conservative groups, maybe you’re not doing anything radical enough.”

September 15th is the International Day of Democracy. What better time to reflect on what democracy was meant for, how it’s playing out on the ground, and most importantly, what we want it to be? For this episode we invited two guests, who from their respective experiences lend us their feminist perspectives on the matter: Nandini Archer, assistant editor at OpenDemocracy 50.50, and Gina Lafour, volunteer at Stem op een Vrouw. Tune in on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Soundcloud, or Stitcher to hear our discussions with Nandini and Gina on democracy, the rise of far-right movements, and equal representation of women in politics.

Nandini Archer is OpenDemocracy 50.50’s Assistant Editor. OpenDemocracy is an independent global media platform which through reporting and analysis of social and political issues seeks to educate citizens to challenge power and encourage democratic debate across the world. Within this, OpenDemocracy 50.50 is dedicated to issues of gender and sexuality. Nandini covers stories relating to gender, sexuality, feminism and social justice. She is also an active member of the feminist direct action group Sisters Uncut and previously worked with the International Campaign for Women’s Right to Safe Abortion.

Gina Lafour is a volunteer at Stem op een Vrouw (a Spark grantee-partner) and also works at Fashion for Good, a platform for sustainable fashion innovation. In the past she’s also been a board member of Amsterdam United, an intersectional student platform at the University of Amsterdam.

Have questions, feedback, or a feminist mishap of your own to share?

You can reach us at here, as well as on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

Like what you hear? Then subscribe, or better yet, leave a review on Apple Podcasts! That will help us expand this feminist tea party and reach more folk.