Six articles explore the social and economic roots of women's oppression from prehistoric society to modern capitalism and point the road forward to emancipation.
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Problems of Women's Liberation based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
A fascinating book that answers the question of why women are oppressed. How did it begin? Who benefits from it? Which social class has both the potential power and interest to ally with half of humanity - women - to end women's second class or second sex status? Evelyn Reed's scientific and revolutionary conclusion are quite convincing.
Even though this book was first written in 1971, it remains a timely work to read and study. Reed, the author, was a Marxist anthropologist, who takes up the questions of women's emancipation in a scientific, but very readable, style. The titles of her essays are provocative in and of themselves: 'The Myth of Women's Inferiority' and 'Cosmetics, Fashion, and the Exploitation of Women' to name two. The discussions on abortion, the role of women in the family, and many others, seem quite topical today. After attending the gigantic march on Washington (in April 2004) many might want to read/study the ideas put forward here. You will not be disappointed.