The Politics of Self-Care



“Self-care” has become a buzzword in recent years, although its message has arguably become diluted and misused. To highlight the commodification and popularization of this term, I chose to explore it within the political context of the 2016 election, investigating how many chose to use “self-care” as an excuse to ignore the ongoing chaos and political turmoil. This book uses two articles – one that argues for self-care, and another that emphasizes the hypocrisy of the term – to explore the concept in depth.