Night School: Socialist Feminism
April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Socialists have fought for decades to create a more equal society and uplift the poor and the powerless. Like Marxism, socialist feminism recognized the oppressive structure of a capitalist society. Like radical feminism, socialist feminism recognized the fundamental oppression of women, particularly in a patriarchal society. However, socialist feminists did not recognize gender and only gender as the exclusive basis of all oppression. Rather, they held and continue to hold that class and gender are symbiotic, at least to some degree, and one cannot be addressed without taking the other into consideration. Socialist feminists wanted to integrate the recognition of sex discrimination within their work to achieve justice and equality for women, for working classes, for the poor and all humanity. At this session, we will discuss what is socialist feminism, some history from leaders of the movement, and how we can build a more egalitarian society regardless of your gender.
- Theory: What Is Socialist Feminism?
- History: Combahee River Collective Statement
- Practice: A Feminism for Tomorrow
- Paige McNamara