Week 5

social reproduction feminism

Key Questions

  • What are equality feminism and critical equality feminism? How do these feminisms fail to create an integrative framework that challenges the role of patriarchal capitalism?

  • What is social reproduction feminism? How does it view patriarchy and capitalism as co-constitutive?

  • How can queer and trans oppression under capitalism be articulated through a social reproduction framework?

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Exercise

Collectivizing reproduction is a critical component of any communist project. What might it look like to upend the system of privatized reproduction that is the source of exploitation and oppression for so many cis women, queer and trans people, disabled people, and children? Would it require the abolition of the family? Take a moment to write down a vision of communist social reproduction.