Roundtable on Feminism and Revolution


An exchange on Feminism and Revolution: Looking Back, Looking Ahead.

Anamaria Aristizabal

Anamaria Aristizabal

Ecovillages provide micro level examples of this evolution towards reaching across divides and building egalitarian communities.

Lourdes Benería

Lourdes Benería

Feminism has differed from place to place and era to era, but women’s ways of knowing, doing, relating, and caring are essential to a Great Transition.

Susan Butler

Susan Butler

The economic transition we need will be driven by a women’s movement embracing life and promoting the decentralized economic practices that nurture it.

Kavita Byrd

Kavita Byrd

The feminist question, at its core, is about the difference between a system based on separation and domination and one based on interconnection and communion.

Arturo Escobar

Arturo Escobar

Challenging colonization and patriarchy require a recommunalizing politics and a respect for the radical interconnectedness of all life.

David Fell

David Fell

We need strategies for overcoming the inevitable fierce resistance to systemic change, and part of that must entail men being better allies.

Miki Kashtan

Miki Kashtan

Patriarchy is bad for everyone, including men, and a world where attending to needs is the organizing principle would liberate us all.

Khawar Mumtaz

Khawar Mumtaz

Global crises like climate change disproportionately impact women, and we must factor this lived experience into our work and our strategies.

Noha Tarek

Noha Tarek

When we talk about patriarchy vs. feminism, we are talking about two opposing worldviews, not men vs. women.

Julie Matthaei

Author's Response: Roundtable on Feminism and Revolution

Julie Matthaei addresses points raised by the contributors to this roundtable discussion.



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