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2 June 2023
Who cooked Adam Smith's dinner? For a RadFem economic theory, speech by Sheila Jeffreys
The traditional economy based on the 'rational' homo oeconomicus never takes into account the base of the iceberg: the huge amount of unpaid female labour without which the system simply would not stand. The necessary change does not come from the inclusion of more women in a model that is based on aggression, gambling and risk, but from a new paradigm that places the value of people, relationships and care at the centre
At a recent seminar organised by Women's Declaration International as part of its Radical Feminist Perspectives series, Sheila Jeffreys -former professor of political science at the University of Melbourne and one of the founders of the global WDI network- gave a talk on Rad Fem Economic Theory (the entire meeting can be viewed here). Jeffrey started from a text she wrote in 2010, on the heels of the global financial crisis. It was called 'Who Cooked Adam Smith's Dinner', whose thought completely omitted the [...]
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3 February 2021
Budget and Recovery Plan: not a recovery for women
"Woman is the other in relation to man. Man is the other than woman. Equality is an ideological attempt to enslave woman to higher levels". Carla Lonzi, Carla Accardi, Elvira Banotti Manifesto di Rivolta Femminile - Rome 1970. Merciless numbers for female employment: in December, ISTAT recorded a drop in the number of jobs of 0.4% compared to November, 101 thousand fewer employed. Of those 101 thousand, 99 thousand are women (98%) and 2 thousand are men. On a [...]
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