How Our Economy Works Against Women and REAL Ways to Make Lasting Change
“Money speaks. But it speaks in a male voice,” Andrea Dworkin once said. This website about the global economy is strictly girl-talk. If you’re like most women with way too much to do, you avoid the drone of Wall Street and Washington, even when you suspect you should pay closer attention.
But seriously? No one stands to lose more in the money games being played there than we do.
Decoding the abstract language of a privileged class and race of men, Screwnomics delivers laughs and stories that make the economy and its exchanges way more personal. Together, we can create a living economic ecology.
Why make economics sexy?
Right now, a hyper-masculine culture of pale males compete in endless economic warfare. Screwnomics calls him EconoMan, because he's faceless, works in secret, and insists none of it is personal. He's a mythical, masculine fiction. He's constantly measuring how big he is, keeping score with money numbers. His bro-talk is intended to keep women out.
By contrast, just about all life on earth depends on the successful genetic exchanges of sex. By their very nature, these exchanges are both equitable and diverse. EconoMan's one-sex system designed by an elite group of men exploits females all over the world—including our mother earth, Gaia. The biological realms of women and of nature are assumed free for the taking, EconoMan's "free market" at work. But for whom is it free? And who does most of the work?
After centuries of violent exploitation without accompanying care and replenishment, healthy biological life at the base of our economy is dwindling: our homes and our neighborhoods suffer from the same devaluation as our oceans and forests. We CAN make economic changes, but only if more women understand what EconoMan leaves out and misnames. We can put our heads together then to create new solutions, new ways of thinking. It's already happening, and our blog will keep you updated.
Our trio of toon girlfriends, Jessica, K’Shonda and Suki are also part of the book, Screwnomics. Cartoons help reframe definitions. Humor makes us think. But we’re serious about the need for women (and the men who love them) to learn more.
Right now, we’re screwed. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
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