This lecture will address the so-called ‘post-human’ turn in contemporary feminist theory in the light of three main considerations: firstly, the shifting perception and understanding of ‘the human’ in the Life sciences; secondly, the effects of globalization as a system that functions by instilling process of ‘timeless time’ and perverse, multiple time-lines; and thirdly, the impact of inhuman factors like wars and conflicts in contemporary governmentality and the new forms of discrimination they engender on a planetary scale. Last but not least, lecture will examine the implications of this historical context for progressive, affirmative politics in general and gender and feminist issues in particular.