New Feminist Blog of Interest: Occupy Patriarchy

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Feminist Peace Work Director Lucinda Marshall and feminist scholar and activist Kathy Miriam have launched a new blog called Occupy Patriarchy.  Check out this excerpt from the inaugural post:

[I]nstitutions such as Wall Street are manifestations of the far deeper and greater problem of patriarchy which depends in large measure on the exploitation, disempowerment, and subjugation of women, yet (as is all too often the case in progressive movements) the analysis of issues presented so far has shown little effort in looking at the various issues discussed from a feminist vantage point, including but not limited to the following:

  • Women make up the overwhelming majority of people living in poverty and do the overwhelming majority of unpaid work on which everyone’s lives depend.
  • Our reproductive rights and agency are continually under siege.
  • The overwhelming number of victims of sexual exploitation and violence are women and this exploitation intensifies under conditions of economic devastation.
  • While these issues impact all women, women of color are far more likely to suffer the consequences of patriarchal domination.

Read the full post here.

-Bridget Crawford

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