Gendered Violence and Financialization of Social Reproduction: A Feminist Perspective On Debt

Lucía Cavallero, Doctoral Candidate in Social Sciences at University of Buenos Aires

Monday February 8, 4pm

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The presentation will focus on the relationship and intersection between sexist violence and economic violence, specifically the financialization of life and the increase in sexist violence. It will highlight the Latin American feminist movement’s struggles against debt as articulated in the tactic of the March 8 International Women’s Day Strike and in Argentina’s Ni Una Menos (Not One More) movement.

See Lucía’s articles “Debt and the Violence of Property” (Verso 2020) and “A feminist perspective on the battle over property” (Feminist Review 2020), both co-authored with Veronica Gago. 


Feminisms from Below, and Towards the South

The speaker series Feminisms from Below, and Towards the South welcomes feminist militants from Latin America to share their perspectives and experiences on building popular power towards a mass feminist movement. Over the past decade, Latin American feminists have identified manifestations of gender-based oppression under capitalism in everyday women’s conditions in order to successfully mobilize them as part of a political movement. Feminists produce analyses and subsequent strategies around reproductive rights, resource extractivism, housing, debt, and more. This mass feminism has grown to be arguably the most insurgent political force across the continent. 

Sponsored by Interdisciplinary Humanities Center (UCSB), History Department (UCSB), Feminist Studies Department (UCSB), Latin American Studies (UCSD), Institute of Arts and Humanities, (UCSD), Latin American and Iberian Studies (UCSB), Critical Gender Studies (UCSD)