With four years having passed since the Grenfell Tower fire, the government continues to evade accountability for remediation and safety. Communities continue to resist this intransigence to ensure survival. Katie discusses this tale of state neglect and community resistance.
To the author, “this [the UK] government’s policy on domestic violence amounts to a legislative smokescreen”. How can we overcome this? She argues in favour of the ‘abolitionist feminist approach’ which proposes that ‘we move beyond an oppressive carceral structure and look to create a structure that empowers those who would be victims of violence to escape abusive situations before violence takes place.
How can we deconstruct problematic social structures in modern society? To the author the answer is that it lies in restructuring our education systems. Here she argues that ‘elevating radical feminism from the position of subjugated knowledge will enable a new intellectual hierarchy to infiltrate society and inform our politics’.