We are incredibly excited to launch the next call for submissions for Issue #5 of the African feminist Standpoint
Issue #5: The cost of Freedom
According to the internet an economy “is an area of the production, distribution and trade, as well as consumption of goods and services by different agents. In general, it is defined as ‘a social domain that emphasises the practices, discourses, and material expressions associated with the production, use, and management of resources”. At a glance, the ways in which goods and resources are produced, moved and then consumed may not be a common priority area for feminist activists – but on closer inspection, the values and rules of a consumer and capitalist culture are, or should be, very close to the heart of any decolonial politic because as we are all aware, money makes the world go round.
“The intersection between neoliberal capitalism and the contemporary incarnations of patriarchy, capitalism, white supremacy and colonialism and its resulting logic of free markets, growth and profit above people and the planet has been the key driver of the current global crises” – A Feminist Agenda for People and Planet
Time and time again, we have borne witness to and experienced the [minuscule] value ascribed to human life against greed – the exorbitant accumulation of resources for the few at the cost of dignity, safety and livelihood of both people and planet. A phenomena that is not only admired but encouraged through continuous stringent world trade policies that benefit the already wealthy.
We invite you to explore with us the cost of freedom in the personal and the political for our next issue.
To read the full call, click here