Can we combine intersectionality with Marxism?
Publisher: International Socialism
Date Written: 22/06/2016
Year Published: 2016
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX19565
Neoliberal austerity is impacting particularly hard on women. Capitalism relies on women not just directly as workers who generate surplus value but also to provide the primary carers for the next generation of workers and increasingly for the sick and elderly as social service cuts bite. Reproductive rights face serial attacks and domestic violence and other forms of endemic sexism in capitalist society mean that the fight for women's liberation and, in the shorter term, the fight to defend those rights women have won so far from being rolled back remain key issues for socialists.