Catrin Ashton

lives near Merthyr in south Wales. She is a regular contributor to the Welsh-language review of books, O’r Pedwar Gwynt. Her most recent publication is an essay for the recently published volume, The Welsh Way: Essays on Neoliberalism and Devolution edited by Evans, Smith and Williams (Parthian, 2021).


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Not a labour of love

Interview with Silvia Federici

Unpaid housework – forgotten by Marx, championed by the 1970s feminist Wages for Housework Campaign – has become a point of pandemic contention for working mothers. And care workers, mostly underpaid women with families, are facing the worst. Could vaccine mandates that sidestep the autonomy of workers’ bodies therefore be a stage too far?

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