Economics/Class Relations

The Feminist Struggle Against Debt

Recently, the transnational feminist movement has taken up the struggle against debt as a banner of struggle as part of the dynamics of the feminist strike. Around the world, we have said, “We want ourselves alive and debt-free!” (Argentina), “It is us against debt!” (Puerto Rico), “They owe us a Life!” (Chile), “We don’t owe, we won’t pay!” (Spain). It is historic: the feminist movement is politicizing, at the mass scale, the financial issue. And, it is a feminist analysis of debt that allows us to rethink economic violence in terms of its relation to sexist violence.

Feminism might be predicated on a complex set of theories and ideologies, but its core premise is easy to comprehend. The primary goal of feminism is to achieve social, economic, and political equality of rights for women and men.

Feminism is used to refer to a broad spread of ideas, beliefs, movements, and agendas for change. Feminism also refers to any actions, particularly organized actions, that encourage changes in society to halt patterns that have disadvantaged females for generations.


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