How Our Economy Works Against Women and Ways to Make Real and Lasting Change
“Money speaks. But it speaks in a male voice,” Andrea Dworkin once said. This website about the economy is strictly girl-talk. If you’re like most of our girlfriends, you avoid the drone of Wall Street, even when you suspect you should pay closer attention.
But seriously? No one stands to lose more in the games being played there than we do.
Decoding the abstract language of a privileged class and race of men, Screwnomics delivers laughs and stories that make the economy and its exchanges way more personal. Together, we can create a living economic ecology.
Why make economics sexy?
You probably have noticed that just about all life on earth depends on the successful genetic exchanges of sex. By their very nature, these exchanges are both equitable and diverse.
An economic system designed by an elite group of men who thought women largely off-topic cannot help but handicap females all over the world—including our mother earth, Gaia. In classical economics, the biological realms of women and of nature are assumed free for the harvesting as labor resources and raw materials.
But after centuries of essentially violent exploitation without accompanying care and replenishment, healthy biological life at the base of our economy is dwindling: our homes and our neighborhoods suffer from the same devaluation as our oceans and forests. We CAN make economic changes, but only if women learn about them, and why they matter.
We strip... Comic Strip, of course
Our trio of toon girlfriends, Jessica, K’Shonda and Suki, stand separately in our syndicated strip, Screwnomics, but are also part of the book, Screwnomics: Making Economics Sexy.
Cartoons help reframe definitions. Humor makes us think. But we’re serious about the need for women (and the men who love them) to learn more.
Right now, we’re screwed. But it doesn’t have to be that way.