From an orchestrated destruction of socialism back to capitalist barbarism: imposition of regressive socio-economic status for women
Neocolonial re-imposition of capitalism has resulted in a massive scaling back of basic socio-economic rights, which affects women differently from men, as it rests on the processes of re-patriarchalization. This is a direct result of the transfer of the costs and responsibility for social and biological reproduction of the current and future generations of labour force from capital owners to women. As a result, women are pushed back into the isolation of their homes, casting them into the role of unpaid reproductive workers and economic dependents or semi-dependents, who in their newly cast role of unpaid, roundo- clock reproductive workers come to be perceived as merely secondary earners and a huge reserve army of labour confined mostly to the informal or semiinformal sector. The re-instalment of capitalist social relations thus abdicates on the socialist idea of gender equality and naturalization of conservative gender constructs.
The lecture will be followed by a workshop, where we will exchange our knowledge, experience, and try to find possible actions to take in the field of feminist politics.
In collaboration with: Menza pri koritu
Supported by: Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency