What role does capitalism play?
Firstly, I have been really, really enjoying all of our readings and class discussions! I don't yet have anything to criticize, but just a few things that have been thinking about with each reading. That is, I can't help but wonder what can be accomplished to combat domestic violence within the constraints of the world we live in. Our first set of readings, in The Color of Violence, certainly alluded to a much more broad effort of overthrowing the capitalist system, which Zenzele warned us about. This was actually exactly what I was looking for, and generally what I hope to find in any sort of written work on feminism. Intersecting oppressions, in fact all of the violences we have discussed, occur in a capitalist world. Could any sort of absolute progress, and breaking of oppression, actually be made in world structured around profit and class systems? While it really is such a broad, almost abstract at this point, goal to dissect, I think it is also important to be able to imagine what exactly our world should look like. Even more important of a question for me, is what other option is there, besides a literal revolution of the oppressive system?
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