From Common Struggle
Saturday, May 18th, Care and Struggle Reading Group
6pm -8pm at the Community Church of Boston, 565 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116, in Copley Square.
Topic this month: The Politics of Women and Health: how gender inequality serves capital and state control. We'll be reading several articles describing the lack of access to healthcare, mistreatment by medical institutions, and forced treatment (psychiatric and reproductive) that affect women, paying attention to the similar and different forms of oppression experienced by women who are from the dominant culture and those who are from minority communities or developing countries. Drawing upon insights from previous readings, such as Caliban and the Witch, we'll speculate on how such maltreatment benefits capital and the state.
Please join us at these events coming up in Late February/Early March!
Wednesday, February 27th
Protest City Realty
370 Chestnut Hill Ave. Brighton, MA
Join Common Struggle members as we support this NEW ROAD initiative.
1. Read for March 2
These readings will give us some theory on why caring labor is important:
a. On Elder Care Work and the Limits of Marxism, by Silvia Federici in Revolution at Point Zero: Housework, Reproduction and Feminist Struggle, PM Press 2012.
See also Domestic Workers United, a campaign cited in Federici's article, and "Spain's Jobless Rely on Elders, a Frail Crutch," (New York Times, July 29, 2012), as just one example of how elders have become providers in the austerity paradigm.