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Covid-19 and Radical Self-Care

“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence,it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.”Audre Lorde (1988) In this short blog, I introduce the idea that we urgently need to radicalize ‘self-care’ from a feminist intersectional perspective. Imperatives towards self-care and well-being practices, such as yoga, meditation, crafts, exercise and healthy living circulated prominently […]

Motherwork and Intensive Caring in Pandemic Times

Feminist scholars and commentators have stressed how the COVID-19 pandemic exposes a ‘crisis of care’; the often invisible, unwaged or underpaid carework and social reproductive labour, that always has upheld our societies, especially that in the public sphere, is now taking centre stage. At the frontlines are not soldiers, but essential careworkers – ranging from the […]

Statement on COVID-19: A Gendered Crisis?

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected many domains of human social and natural life, and a surge of interesting comments and analyses has been published in media and scholarly outlets the past few weeks. We join some of the more critical voices that it would be an illusion and also quite foolish to continue ‘business as usual’ in higher education during such […]