Tag Archives: Feminism

Caitlin McLean, ‘Beyond Care: Expanding the Feminist Debate on Universal Basic Income’

In this paper, Dr Caitlin McLean demonstrates ‘how a multi-dimensional perspective on gender equality strengthens the feminist case for BI proposals’. The paper is the first of WiSE working paper series. The WiSE (Women in Scotland’s Economy) research centre was founded in 2010 by Professor Ailsa McKay, who had been vocal for feminist perspective on an unconditional basic income till her

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Hamburg, GERMANY: Feminist Philosophy Workshop, 9th October 2015

Feminist Philosophy Workshop, which will be held on 9th October, at the University of Hamburg, invites Anca Gheaus to speak on ‘Feminism and Basic Income’. Gheaus works at the university of Sheffield. Her past publication on feminism and basic income can be accessed here. This is an academic workshop and registration is required. The contact for registration is Amanda Cawston

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BRISTOL, UK: Feminist Way to Citizen’s Income, 17th June 2015

Gender Research Centre at University of Bristol organizes a seminar on feminism and Citizen’s Income, with Centre for East Asian Studies (University of Bristol) & FSSL Family and Parenting Research group (University of Bristol).   ‘Feminist Way to Citizen’s Income: Claimants Unions and Women’s Liberation Movements in Britain 1968-1987’   Time & Date: Wednesday June 17th @ 16.00 Venue:  G2 (1st

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OPINION: Reclaiming the Women’s Liberationist Demand for a Citizen’s Income

Thanks to the Green Party of England and Wales, and the Scottish Green Party, a Citizen’s Income, a.k.a. a Basic Income, is now on the political agenda for the general election on 7th May 2015 in the U.K. This has expanded British media coverage on the topic dramatically. An ITV opinion poll focused on Green Party includes a Citizen Income

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Liz Ely, “Three ways a citizen’s income could help prevent men’s violence against women”

Liz Ely argues that although BIG ‘by itself would end gender inequality or prevent violence against women’, first ‘it could prevent financial abuse’; secondly ‘it could support women to leave abusive relationship’; and thirdly ‘it could prevent commercial sexual exploitation’. She is a feminist comedian and activist based in Edinburgh. Liz Ely, “Three ways a citizen’s income could help prevent

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SCOTLAND: Obituary and Commemorative Conference for Alisa McKay

Professor Alisa McKay had been a feminist and a vocal advocate of BIG. She was not only a good academic but also a good campaigner. She died 5th March 2014. An obituary by Anne Miller is published in “Citizen’s Income Newsletter, Issue 2, 2014”. The commemorative conference for her took place in 22 and 23 January 2015, at Glasgow Caledonian

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UNITED KINGDOM: National Union of Students Women’s Campaign adopts Universal Basic Income calling it ‘an extremely important feminist issue’

The Women’s Campaign of the UK’s National Union of Students has adopted Universal Basic Income, resolving to ‘widely publicise the societal need for a Universal Basic Income’ and make it ‘a priority in 2015-2016 for NUS Women’s Campaign’, calling it ‘a very important feminist issue’. The policy was adopted as Motion 302 at the 2015 NUS Women Conference which took

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United Kingdom: Cambridge Students Discuss BIG

On 30th January 2015, Cambridge University Students’ Union (CUSU) Women’s Campaign hosted ‘Feminist Fightback workshop on Anti-capitalist Feminism and Basic Income.’ Three women from ‘Feminist Fightback’ collective introduced history of the idea and current campaigns on basic income, and also their own anti-capitalist feminist struggle. Around 30 people turned up and had good discussions.   For CSUS Women’s Campaign, see:

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