Proposals for the Feminine Economy
BY JENNIFER ARMBRUST
A holistic vision for a new economic paradigm,
founded on feminine and feminist principles.
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If capitalism is an economy that values masculine traits, what could another economy look like?
THE FEMININE ECONOMY
PROPOSES A NEW SET OF VALUES AND A REDISTRIBUTION OF MONEY AND POWER BASED ON FEMININE PRINCIPLES.
i REALIZED THAT BY APPLYING FEMININE AND FEMINIST PRINCIPLES TO ECONOMICS & BUSINESS, I COULD GIVE BIRTH TO A NEW FRAMEWORK FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP.
WHAT IS FEMINISM?
”FEMINISM IS A MOVEMENT TO END SEXISM, SEXIST EXPLOITATION & OPPRESSION.”
(OUR HERO & A PROMINENT FEMINIST THEORIST)
THROUGH ITERATION, EXPERIMENTATION, AND INNOVATION—IN OTHER WORDS, TREATING BUSINESS AS ART—IT IS POSSIBLE THAT WE WILL FIND A WAY OUT OF THE DYSFUNCTION OF WHERE WE ARE NOW AND INTO SOMETHING NEW.
Join us as we unpack The Proposals! Watch Jenn Armbrust & Amelia Hruby of Sister chat about feminist entrepreneurship and the ideas in the Proposals for the Feminine Economy at the Book Babes Summer Club party in August of 2019.
● bell hooks, Feminism is for Everybody
● Sister Corita, Immaculate Heart College Art Department Rules
● The phrase, ”The Myth of the Meritocracy,” comes from The Invisible Knapsack by Peggy McIntosh
● “We Make the Road by Walking” is the title of a book by Myles Horton and Paolo Freire on education and social change.
This talk was originally commissioned by the CreativeMornings lecture series on the theme of Revolution. It was presented June 17, 2015 at the Portland Art Museum. Watch the original lecture below or on CreativeMornings’ website.
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