Feminism for the 99%
Arruzza, Cinzia, Bhattacharya, Tithi, Fras
Paperback $16.99 - Bloomsbury
Philosophy, Politics & Current Affairs - Published: 6/May/2019 - ISBN: 9781788734424
Unaffordable housing, poverty wages, universal healthcare, police violence; not the issues you ordinarily hear feminists talking about. But why should feminism only deal with issues that impact middle-class women? For most of us for 99% of us 'leaning in' at our corporate board room meeting is not an option.
This is a manifesto for the 99%. Those for whom increasing the minimum wage and implementing universal health and childcare would have a far greater impact on their lives that having more women CEOs. It is a manifesto that demands an end to mass incarceration and inhumane border regimes, the provision of safe and truly affordable housing, freedom for Palestine, an end to imperialist wars in the middle-east and much more.
From three of the organisers of the International Women's Strike, this manifesto argues that these are all feminist issues. Feminism shouldn't start or stop with seeing women represented at the top of society. It should start with the 99%. Cinzia Arruzza is Associate Professor of philosophy at the New School for Social Research. She is the author of Dangerous Liaisons. The Marriages and Divorces of Marxism and Feminism (Merlin Press 2013) and of A Wolf in the City. Tyranny and the Tyrant in Plato's Republic (forthcoming from OUP). She was one of the main organizers of the International Women's Strike in the United States.
Tithi Bhattacharya is Associate Professor and Director of Global Studies at Purdue University. She is the author of The Sentinels of Culture- Class, Education, and the Colonial Intellectual in Bengal (OUP, 2005) and the editor of Mapping Social Reproduction Theory (Pluto Press 2017). She was one of the main organizers of the International Women's Strike in the United States.
Nancy Fraser is Henry and Louise A. Loeb Professor of Philosophy and Politics at the New School for Social Research. She is the author of Fortunes of Feminism. From State-Managed Capitalism to Neoliberal Crisis (Verso 2013) and of Scales of Justice. Reimagining Political Space in a Globalizing World (Polity2008). She was one of the main organizers of the International Women's Strike in the United States. From three of the organisers of the International Women's Strike US- a manifesto for when 'leaning in' is not enough.
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