She's With Me

A Feminist Survival Guide to Seattle

Socialism and Feminism in (and out of) the Workplace

When: Sunday, May 21, 12:00 pm
Where: New Freeway Hall 5018 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle
Cost: FREE

The workplace is a key site where gender is enforced, performed, and created–for example through the decision about what is considered men’s work and what women’s work. It’s also a site that has sparked theoretical battles over the question of which category is more determining in the last instance–class or gender. If, as Kathi Weeks points out, any conception of class as a gender and race-blind category interferes with “the ability to register the contours of even narrowly economic hierarchies,” what model accurately describes the way class and gender interact and intertwine? What’s the best way to struggle against the gender-differentiated wage without mythologizing the work ethic? How can the struggle be expanded beyond the workplace to factor in what Italian feminists in the Wages for Housework movement identified as the unwaged feminine labor that capitalism depends on for its reproduction?

Radical Women and Red May are happy to co-sponsor a discussion of both the durable bonds between Socialism and Feminism and the historic points of conflict between them.

Panel: Kathi Weeks, Charu Charusheela, Jaleh Mansoor, Megan Cornish (Radical Women & Freedom Socialist Party)

A reception will be held after the panel is over.


About sheswithmeseattle

She's With Me is the brain child of three feminists who got tired of emailing each other every time they caught wind of a womanist event, so they created a separate space to house their feminist calendar. The benefits would be twofold: fewer emails cluttering up their inboxes, and more people learning about Seattle's growing feminist community. She's With Me aims to be a feminist hub, where all the goings on of different organizations are collected in one place. Our plans for the site include reviews/write-ups of events, interviews with local feminist activists, news updates, and essays, poetry, and art by feminists. The Fourth Wave of Feminism is here, and She's With Me will be the feminist scrap book documenting our herstory as it unfolds.
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