Roundtable on Feminism and Revolution

An exchange on how feminism can foster solidarity politics, prompted by the essay Feminism and Revolution: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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Author's Response
Julie Matthaei addresses points raised by the contributors to this roundtable. Read


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