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    Feminist Scholar Argues Coronavirus Shows ‘It’s Time to Abolish the Family’

    Feminist Scholar Argues Coronavirus Shows ‘It’s Time to Abolish the Family’

    “The pandemic is no time to forget about family abolition.”

    Are you starting to get the sense that some people are exploiting this crisis for ideological reasons?

    Campus Reform reports:

    Feminist says coronavirus shows ‘it’s time to abolish the family’

    Sophie Lewis, a scholar at the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research and a frequent speaker at American universities, wrote an article suggesting that the coronavirus pandemic should push Americans to abolish the family.

    In an opinion editorial published by Open Democracy in late March, Lewis argues that “the private family qua mode of social reproduction still, frankly, sucks. It genders, nationalizes and races us. It norms us for productive work. It makes us believe we are ‘individuals’…”

    “We deserve better than the family. And the time of corona is an excellent time to practice abolishing it,” she adds.

    “As feminists for decades have excavated, the nuclear family functions as a kind of technology for producing and reproducing human beings along the lines of binary sex, national identity, racial loyalty, and heterosexual subjecthood,” Lewis told Campus Reform.

    She goes on to say in the opinion piece that “social distancing” and “sheltering in place” orders are “an abuser’s dream,” pointing to the spike in domestic violence reports since the mass quarantine began. She suggested this is one more reason to “abolish” the family.

    “The pandemic is no time to forget about family abolition. In the words of feminist theorist and mother Madeline Lane-McKinley; ‘Households are capitalism’s pressure cookers. This crisis will see a surge in housework – cleaning, cooking, caretaking, but also child abuse, molestation, intimate partner rape, psychological torture, and more.’ Far from a time to acquiesce to ‘family values’ ideology, then, the pandemic is an acutely important time to provision, evacuate and generally empower survivors of – and refugees from – the nuclear household,” she adds.

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    texansamurai | April 17, 2020 at 1:38 pm

    one sick puppy

    would disagree with the ” Scholar ” part of headline

    The family has pretty much been abolished in much of the black community for several generations. How has that worked out?


       
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      Archer in reply to bw222. | April 17, 2020 at 6:51 pm

      Not “abolished”, per se. That would mean it’s illegal to remain a cohesive family unit.

      However, it is discouraged to the point that the government actually (and sometimes actively) incentivizes one parent — usually the mother — separating from the other parent.

      But it’s hard to deny that in those high-cost-of-living Democrat enclaves, it’s socially and financially harder to stay together than it is to separate.


     
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    ConradCA | April 17, 2020 at 4:10 pm

    This “women” proves that universities need to be closed down and cleared of all the mentally ill people, the worthless departments and classes. She should be fired first.

    Fat, miserable narcissistic women, who want company in their misery.

    Shun them.


     
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    AF_Chief_Master_Sgt | April 18, 2020 at 12:37 pm

    WTF is “intimate partner rape?”

    If she is referring to me boning my wife, then my comment to xer is, stay the fk out of my bedroom. I don’t touch your nasty snatch, Sophie Lewis, so don’t worry about what I do.


       
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      Milhouse in reply to AF_Chief_Master_Sgt. | April 19, 2020 at 2:21 am

      Intimate partner rape means raping your wife, which I certainly hope you don’t do. It’s a problem. There are people who think they’re entitled to do that. Even Michael Cohen once made an idiot of himself by claiming that. But this does not justify what this idiot is saying.


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