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- Communist Continuity and the Fight for Women's Liberation Ser.
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- 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)
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Communist Continuity and the Fight for Women's Liberation based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
This three-volume trilogy is really satisfying. The sweep of subject matter is amazing -- takes up every question that could possibly ever puzzle you: how were abortion rights won (explore connection with civil rights movement)... is there a distinction between women's rights and workers' rights...what about women's struggles in the Middle East, Africa, Asia...do men profit from women's oppression...what about getting into non-traditional jobs (and the relative weight of women neurosurgeons versus women coal miners)...how to develop women's self-confidence...Could only have been written by those totally immersed in the fight to change the world -- and who therefore have been driven to understand the weight of women's fighting contribution and the means to actively promote it
These documents sum up 16 years of discussion of the fight for women¿s rights in the Socialist Workers Party. These documents explain why patriarchal class society is the cause of women's oppression and how deeply women are oppressed in modern imperialist capitalism. However more than analysis, these documents provide a blueprint for the coming fights that will advance women's rights, the massive struggle by working people to take power out of the hands of capitalism. This is not an academic discussion, but a discussion by front line fighters for women's liberation, leaders of the struggles on campuses and the fight that won abortion rights in the early 1970s, leaders in the fight for women's equality in industries like coal, steel, and the railroads in the 1980s Important struggles like the unsuccessful fight for the Equal Rights Amendment and the victory that forced the Supreme Court to grant abortion rights are an important part of these documents as is evolution of organizations like the National Organization for Women (NOW) and the Coalition of Trade Union Women.