In short, and in conclusion
I argue that the context for rethinking feminism by elaborating on new movements focusing on marginalized positions within feminism— “dissident feminisms”—opens a new discourse of struggle in neoliberal global capitalism. Dissident feminisms (in plural) dismantle the one-sided history of feminism and put at its center the struggle against normative, discriminative, patriarchal and racist society of tomorrow that has at its core capitalist neoliberal subjugations based on exploitation, dispossession, racialization, and privatization. Dissident feminisms insist on the destruction of all political policies that codify distinctions between class, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality. Echoing Preciado (2013), I can state that dissident feminisms strive for an artistic and political platform with a vision of a future for everyone. The examples of artistic interventionist practices presented in this article radicalize the theoretical and critical thoughts presented as forming dissident feminisms. They do so in order to push forward a new configuration of categories such as epistemology, labor, history, and mobility and consequently shape subjectivities at the crossroads of a world that has to deal seriously with transmigrant, transsexual, and transgender positions.
Therefore, it comes as no surprise that positions I have mentioned as part of the dissident feminisms in Austria are also active in the Refugee Protest Camp in Vienna, which began with a ten-hour march of approximately one-hundred refugees and their supporters. This march on November 24, 2012 began at the refugee reception center in Traiskirchen (around 20 km away from Vienna) and ended in the center of Vienna. The refugees’ demands are for better living conditions, from adequate food to a decent social life: the right to stay and the right to work. At the present moment, the refugees are in strict isolation. Their demands are being ignored by the Austrian authorities. On December 9, 2013, several refuges were deported from Austria to Lahore / Pakistan.