[WSMDiscuss] [REDlistserve] Feminist degrowth reflections on COVID-19 and the politics of social reproduction

Jai Sen jai.sen at cacim.net
Mon May 4 19:09:21 CEST 2020

Monday, May 4, 2020


Hi Miriam

First, just to thank you – and of you at FaDA and at degrowth - for this post and for these quiet but valuable critical reflections… :

The resulting injustices are starkly manifest now, and going back to “normal” is not an option, since “normal” was the problem. The pandemic’s disruption of business-as-usual opens new pathways in our ongoing struggle to emancipate ourselves from the growth paradigm that is warming the atmosphere, destroying the biosphere, and deepening socio-economic inequalities. In the aftermath of the pandemic, we have the opportunity to reorganize our societies in ways that better promote gender justice and the sustainability of life.
            The big question though, is how to move – collectively - towards grasping this opportunity.  And of how to address the question of power – of both power-over and of power-to; and between ‘ourselves’ and in relation to others, and especially those who can only think of ‘going back to normal’.  This is something we have to address; it’s clearly not going to happen by itself, or without struggle.  It would be good to have some thoughts from you and your colleagues on this…


> On May 3, 2020, at 7:43 PM, 'Miriam Lang' via Radical Ecological Democracy <radical_ecological_democracy at googlegroups.com> wrote:
> https://www.degrowth.info/en/2020/04/feminist-degrowth-collaborative-fada-reflections-on-the-covid-19-pandemic-and-the-politics-of-social-reproduction/ <https://www.degrowth.info/en/2020/04/feminist-degrowth-collaborative-fada-reflections-on-the-covid-19-pandemic-and-the-politics-of-social-reproduction/>
> Feminist Degrowth: Collaborative FaDA reflections on the COVID-19 Pandemic and the Politics of Social Reproduction | degrowth.info <https://www.degrowth.info/en/2020/04/feminist-degrowth-collaborative-fada-reflections-on-the-covid-19-pandemic-and-the-politics-of-social-reproduction/>
> 20. April 2020. By Feminisms and Degrowth Alliance (FaDA). The crises provoked by the COVID-19 pandemic have revealed for all what many have long known: the foundations of the wealth and well-being of the world rest upon the sphere of social reproduction and the labor of care.
> www.degrowth.info <http://www.degrowth.info/>
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Jai Sen

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