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A truly solidary and subversive feminism – who do you work for?

Women and Work. Feminism, Labor and Social Reproduction
Forfatter: Susan Ferguson
Forlag: Pluto Press (USA)
WORK / "Working under capitalism is devastating to people, you die a little inside every time you go to work for someone else."

This article was translated by Google and R.E.

I do not remember how the conversation took that turn, but I do remember in particular one of my colleagues' appalled and disbelieving reaction. It was over the canteen lunch leftovers on an evening shift in an editorial secretariat; some of us were loosely attached, others were permanent employees and some wanted to be, permanent employees, including him, whose ears had almost fallen off when I said something along these lines:

"Working under capitalism is devastating to people, you die a little inside every time you go to work for someone else." The words may not have fallen exactly like that, but it sounded about as dogmatic – this is how it can go when you are nervous about saying something you sense will be a reasonably vacant position in the context.

By demanding a salary for housework, one could at the same time make visible the possibility of
refuse to perform this work.

«What !? Haha! » He laughed a little scornfully. How totally 20th century one could be to say such a Marxist waffle. At least he did not die inside, at all, he thinks it was fat. . .

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Nina Trige Andersen
Trige Andersen is a freelance journalist and historian.

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