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(ILR) Mojgan Haji: Recipes for a post-human world

Updated: Jul 8

Case Study

The intersection of intelligence, revolution and love takes a totally novel dimension as soon as we try to understand it via xenofeminism, a movement which tries to incorporate technology into the abolition of gender. Known as a philosophy which relies heavily in technology, Xenofeminism seeks to demolish the long lasting structures of power, patriarchy and oppression. I would try to clarify how the three key concepts in Xenofeminism, namely social reproduction, care work and technology would pave the way for a better understanding of and the redefinition of the dynamics of revolution, love and intelligence.

Xenofeminism as a technomaterialist form of posthumanism tries to build a society free from gender bias and other oppressive frameworks. In this process it tries to discover the emancipatory potential of technology. One may find, at the heart of it, a constant struggle to challenge traditional notions such as reproduction, labor and above all gender.

In this philosophy, care work is regarded as an important form of labor which is vital in different aspects of life. In capitalist societies this work has long been invisible and marginalized; this in turn has led to deeper inequalities in the society.

I believe technology, as a key concept in Xenofeminism, would provide certain valuable grounds for redefining the relationship between intelligence, love and revolution. Technology has the potential to help societies challenge the dominant powers and at the same time it can help us envision a future/ futures when we would see no hierarchies. This may be reinforced by making speculations and using imaginations to enter the realm of unknown.

The triad of intelligence-revolution-love, when interwoven in the framework of Xenofeminism, provides a solid ground for feminist praxis. That is to say care work, social reproduction and technology can be redefined when intelligence is not considered merely a measure of cognitive ability but a tool to take us to the unknown, and when love is not considered an emotion but a force which would bring about solidarity in making a just society.

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