Women and Socialism: Essays on Women's Liberation

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Haymarket Books, 2005 - Political Science - 222 pages

Thirty years have passed since the heyday of the women's liberation struggle, yet women remain second-class citizens. Feminism has shifted steadily rightward since the 1960s. This collection of essays examines these issues from a Marxist perspective, badly needed today.

Women and Socialism locates the source of women's oppression in class society, arguing that only a movement integrating the fight for women's liberation with a struggle against a system that puts profit above human needs can end women's oppression--along with all other forms of inequality.

Sharon Smith is the author of many articles on women's liberation and the US working class. Her writings appear regularly in Socialist Worker newspaper and the International Socialist Review.

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Contents

Introduction
7
The Origin of Womens Oppression
21
The Socialist Case
63
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Sharon Smith is the author of Women and Socialism, also published by Haymarket books, as well as many articles on women's liberation and the U.S. working class. Her writings appear regularly in Socialist Worker newspaper and the International Socialist Review.

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