Feminist Strike: Reflections on the International Women’s Strike, 2017 – ?
Kontradikce. Časopis pro kritické myšlení IV, č. 2 (2020): 115–123
Since 2017, the International Women’s Strike (IWS) has generated a global wave of protest against patriarchy and capitalism, as well as racism, heteronormativity, extractivism, and imperialism. This contribution offers reflections on the transnational mobilization around IWS from the perspective of feminist strike as an emerging concept, and considers the current and historical implications of the IWS as feminist action. It argues that the concept of feminist strike allows us to place women’s paid and unpaid labor center stage, while it enables us to weave together multiple systems of oppression in the analysis of women’s struggle for liberation. Drawing on insights from the Turkish context, the paper aims to call attention to the left-feminist engagement with the IWS – and its lack thereof – in Central and Eastern Europe.
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