> Les numéros > Scumgrrrls N°18 - Summer 2011

Feminists living together collectively

Co-housing is popular again, so I read in some newspaper. And what about feminists ? Do they practice and enjoy collective living too ? What happens when feminists live together ? Is sharing a collective house an example of feminist activism, putting ideals into practice ? Do collective houses serve as a model for a future society with equally divided and rotated household tasks, an immediate support network and spaces for creativity and activism ? For me, feminist community houses are spaces to experiment with how we want to live. They can combine affordable private rooms, collective spaces shared with like-minded people and a house where feminist activities can be organised.

FR

Vivre en communauté ou en maison collective est redevenu populaire, pour de multiples raisons. Les communautés féministes existent aussi. Quelques membres et amies du Scum Grrrls racontent leur expérience de vie collective avec d’autres femmes et/ou féministes.

NL

Samenhuizen en wonen in gemeenschapshuizen is populair op het moment, om verschillende redenen. Ook feministes leven soms in gemeenschapshuizen. Enkele leden en vriendinnen van Scum Grrrls vertellen hun verhalen en delen hun ervaringen over samenleven in een huis met andere feministes en/of vrouwen.