Inspiration Forum

Trouble with Gender, Care and Violence

Not only the pandemic and climate crisis point to the fact of the inevitable interconnectedness of people. We do not and can not live as isolated individuals. That’s why when thinking about freedom, we shouldn’t just think of personal liberty. In fact, as Butler claims in their speech, the emphasis on personal liberty is making our world uninhabitable. While thinking about power and care, Butler invokes a different kind of freedom – freedom to live a livable life.

This episode was originally published on 6th July 2022.