Depatriarchalization. A Categorical Response from Communitarian Feminism (Decolonizing Life)


  • Julieta Paredes C. Comunidad Mujeres Creando Comunidad



communitarian feminism, decolonization of feminism, depatriarchalizing principle, Vivir Bien


The internationalization of capitalism and its system of representative democracy is the all-powerful kingdom of businessmen and transnational companies that today are an expression of a larger system. This system of domination is what communitarian feminism designates Patriarchy. This article presents the foundations on which communitarian feminism is based, and how this form of feminism is different from other feminist currents. In particular, it analyses how neoliberal policies caused the institutionalization of the feminist movement through NGOs and networks that represented women and spoke on their behalf. In Bolivia, beginning with the popular insurrection of October 2003 led by El Alto, the Feminist Assembly created the conditions for the reconceptualization needed in the struggle against patriarchy and aimed at decolonizing feminism. Representatives of this Assembly went to Lima to the 13th Latin American and Caribbean Meeting, in November 2014, and suggested Bolivia as the next venue. As this initiative was turned down, Communitarian Feminism has launched a call for the 1st Feminist Meeting of the People to take place in Bolivia, in 2016.