Women's oppression, feminism and the left

Women's oppression, feminism and the left - a book of readings

"Women's oppression, feminism and the left" is a collection of readings about socialist feminist ideas, other forms of feminism and how women's liberation fits in with socialist politics. Contents: Part 1: Feminist theories today A: Second wave feminism B: Liberal and Radical Feminism C. Anarcha-feminism D: Socialist feminism E: Judith Butler F: Third wave: go global and be intersectional G: Sex work Part two: Experiences in the labour movement, on the left A: Our unions should challenge sexism B: Beyond the Fragments revisited C: Working-class women and organising Plus further reading on...

Capitalism, socialism, and women

First section of chapter 2 of "The Case for Socialist Feminism" Women have been oppressed for thousands of years. Possibly they resisted the beginnings of this oppression with violence. For sure individual women have always kicked back and stood up for themselves. But the programme of women's liberation dates from capitalist society. Mary Aspell put it like this in 1706, linking women's liberation to the democratic manifesto of the bourgeois revolution: "Is it not partial in men in the last degree to contend for and practise that arbitrary dominion in their families which they abhor and...

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