The Future is Feminist Book Club
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The coronavirus epidemic has made the vulnerability of the human body all too palpable. Anyone can get sick. Yet some populations are more vulnerable than others. The virus has cast these inequities and injustices - born of histories of racism, sexism, homophobia, and transphobia - into high relief. Can attending to shared bodily vulnerabilities strengthen individual and collective responses to structural inequalities? How do care, critique, and surveillance coexist in a moment in which our responsibility to and for one another has taken on additional urgency? What do differing definitions of what some are calling a “culture of mutual responsibility” convey about institutional and governmental priorities? Is mutual responsibility possible within the context of physical and social distancing?
We have post-poned the book club events until we can attend them in-person again.