The Political Case for Caring Inside the Academy
“Academic institutions are not built for caring”
Writes Aliya Yule, volunteer with Women of Colour in the Global Women Strike and Black Women’s Rape Action Project in a piece published both on Media Diversified and the Ain’t I A Woman Collective website.
Aliya, who is taking time off from studying at Oxford University, describes the uncaring conditions of much of academia, for students and workers, whilst reminding us that caring work is a political fight that we must make visible and win. As she says:
“doing this caring work is a political fight: it is a fight against market forces which have hidden and devalued caring work, it is a fight against capitalist austerity which makes caring work so much harder and at the same time more needed, and a fight against the oppression and domination that we face.”
Click here to read her piece in full