A Feminist Survival Guide to Seattle
When: Friday, September 18th, 7pm – 9pm
Where: Common Good Café, 1415 43rd St NE
Join the International Socialist Organization for a presentation and discussion with Sharon Smith, the author of the newly released edition of her book “Women and Socialism: Class, Race, and Capital.”
More than 40 years after the women’s liberation movement of the 1960s, women remain without equal rights. If anything, each decade that has passed without a fighting women’s movement has seen a rise in blatant sexism and the further erosion of the gains that were won in the ‘60s and ‘70s. Yet liberal feminist organizations have followed the Democratic Party even as it has continually tacked rightward since the 1980s.
The newly revised version of Smith’s book examines these issues from a Marxist perspective, with a focus on the centrality of race and class. It includes chapters on the legacy of Black feminism and other movements of women of color and the importance of the concept of intersectionality. In addition, the book explores the contributions of socialist feminists and Marxist feminists in further developing a Marxist analysis of women’s oppression amid the stirrings of a new movement today.