Since the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020, there has been increasing visibility of conditions of three forms of inequality: unemployment and the lack of living wages, the burden women bear in the household and rising debts for students. Over the same period of time, corporate elites have profited from the pandemic, and the rich are becoming even richer. My thesis argues that these economic divides are similar to the conditions the turn of the 20th-century anarchist Emma Goldman saw in her time and discussed in her work. Using Goldman as a guide, I analyze contemporary feminist anarchist views in three areas where income inequality is perpetuated: the workplace, the household, and higher education. From Goldman and contemporary feminist anarchists, we can learn how and why these areas of inequality are interrelated, unsuitable, and undermine democracy.
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