There is ample evidence now that the coronavirus pandemic has disproportionately affected women. More women have lost jobs, more women workers are putting their lives at risk on the frontlines. Women are doing more unpaid care work than ever before. Why shouldn’t women organise to face this crisis that has hit them particularly hard? Yes, they should and they are!
In this episode of Local Diaries, we bring you stories of feminist solidarity that are local and national. These are stories of women who have sown community kitchen gardens, organised relief and ration, stitched masks, gloves, PPE kits in millions. They have also offered support in the face of violence, starvation, poverty and the pandemic.
Their vision, and indeed ours, for a post-pandemic world is an undoubtedly feminist one.