Post-pandemic world will have feminist values in the common vocabulary, says anthropologist Debora Diniz

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Author: Úrsula Passos interviews Debora Diniz for Folha de São Paulo

Anthropologist says that concepts such as care, social protection, interdependence and health will have to be discussed.

Does the pandemic affect men and women differently? The affection that unites us now is helplessness. We look and seek protection. When the State does not protect and abandon us, that is where the pandemic has gender, because care is up to women.

“Women are responsible for the care economy, and when we have an uneven distribution of care and lock people at home – or assume that people have a home and that it is a safe space – the centrality of care for social life is amplified”.