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We discussed the cover illustration a little – and agreed that it speaks to many of the issues and trends identified within this special issue on “Feminisms Today” – including sexuality, the breaking down of binaries, and power. Indeed, the woman on the cover – though blessed with most natable musculature – almost seems to be asking “Where is our muscle?”. This is a question – as you will see – that is raised over and over again throughout this issue.
The fight is by no means over. Anti-feminist movements – labelled formenist movements by Cheryl Potgieter and Sarojini Nadar – are growing, under various guises, challenging and negating feminist successes with little challenge from feminist thinkers and organisations. The papers in this issue illustrate the hope of building coalitions, alliances and redefining feminist movements in the spirit of fighting on.