On March 8, 2020, thousands across Latin America participated in an international strike to protest gender-based inequality. The movement has attempted to redefine the politics of strikes by acknowledging the value of reproductive labor.
Verónica Gago is a member of Argentina’s Ni Una Menos collective and a professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Buenos Aires. She is the author of Neoliberalism from Below: Popular Pragmatics and Baroque Economies and Feminist International: How to Change Everything.
A bill to legalize abortion narrowly failed in the Argentinian Senate. But feminist movements have already effected a social revolution in South America.
When Argentinian women strike tomorrow, they’ll do so in resistance to a terrifying wave of femicides.