Behold the Power of “Ferengi Feminism”

(Warning: lyrics in music sampled for video below contain NSFW language.) Here’s a recent studio recap that April made for a piece she’s working on:

The piece-in-progress features Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, a gifted Nigerian author and feminist activist, juxtaposed with the phrase “Ferengi Feminism” to be rendered in a similar style to an earlier piece (that sold in her recent solo show) in this “Afro-Futurist” series, Rules of Acquisition: 

What is “Ferengi Feminism”? It’s the narrative of women’s emancipation from second class citizenship told over the seven seasons of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. (BTW – DS9 is not just April and my favorite Trek series, but also our favorite show, period.) “Ferengi Feminism” distinguishes itself from other varieties of feminism in two primary ways.

First, it places its focus on women trapped in cultures with institutionalized gender apartheid and violent misogyny. Second, it advocates for free enterprise, entrepreneurship, creativity, and technological innovation as the primary tools for establishing gender equality at a global level.

Adichie is an extraordinary symbol to utilize for this developing current of culture and thought. If you have not yet read her novel Americanah make a point to grab it. Here’s an excerpt:



Author: David Swindle

Editor, writer, activist.

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