Marxism and Feminism

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Back to the Fragments
Power, Nina
Article
2013
Beyond the Fragments began life in 1979, as a pamphlet, and soon became the classic statement of socialist feminism in the form it took in Britain following the political explosion of May 1968. Its th...
Dangerous Liaisons: The marriages and divorces of Marxism and Feminism
Arruzza, Cinzia
Book
2013
The political and theoretical history of the relationship between feminism and Marxism.
Feminism: Connexipedia Article
Article
Used to describe a political, cultural or economic movement aimed at establishing more rights and legal protection for women.
Feminism vs. Marxism: Origins of the Conflict
Article
1974
Contrary to an opinion still subscribed to in certain circles, modern feminism did not emerge full-grown from the fertile womb of the New Left, but is in fact an ideological offspring of the utopian e...
I Am a Woman and a Human: A Marxist-Feminist Critique of Intersectionality Theory
Article
2013
In the United States, during the late 20th and early 21st centuries, a specific set of politics among the left reigns king. Today, you could go into any university, on any number of liberal-to-left bl...
Marx Engels Internet Archive
Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich
Database
Marx on Gender and the Family: A Critical Study
Brown, Heather
Book
2013
A study devoted exclusively to Marx's perspectives on gender and the family.
Marx rediscovered: A review of Heather A Brown, Marx on Gender and the Family: A Critical Study
McGregor, Sheila
Article
2015
Sheila McGregor states that Heather Brown has written an important study of Marx’s writings on women’s oppression. Brown situates her book in the current economic and political context, noting the rol...
Marx the Feminist?
Hormel, Leontina M.
Article
2016
In the face of global economic crisis and the dismantling of social programs under austerity policies, many feminists are re-engaging Marx's critique of capitalism. This return to Marx is necessary if...
Marxism and women's oppression today
McGregor, Sheila
Article
2013
Times reflect how much in society in relation to women has changed, but also how much appears to have stayed the same.
Marxism and Feminism in the student movement
Marxist Student Federation - Britain
Article
2014
The ideas of Feminism have traditionally found support in universities, and these ideas are currently enjoying a surge in popularity amongst students. At a time when the ideas of Marxism are also find...
Marxism, Feminism, the State: Volume 1
Socialist Studies Editorial Collective
Book
1983
Includes essays on the sexual division of labour, and socialist organizing in the 80s, referring to Engels, Ryerson, and MacPherson.
Marxism and Women's Liberation
Orr, Judith
Book
2015
Why are women more often to be found on the sticky floor of low pay than above the glass ceiling where the rich reside? Why is there an assault on the gains of the women's movement? As austerity bites...
Marxism.ca
Website
A gateway to resources about Marxism compiled by Connexions.
Marxist feminism: Connexipedia Article
Article
Focuses on the dismantling of capitalism as the key to liberating women.
Marxist Women versus Bourgeois Feminism
Draper, Hal; Lipow, Anne G.
Article
1976
The texts presented here are intended to revive acquaintance with a revolutionary women's movement, which was undoubtedly the most important one of its kind that has yet been seen. Yet it has been so ...
Montreal: Campus Feminists Fail to Gag Marxists: For Women's Liberation Through Socialist Revolution!
Article
2015
The logic of feminism is class collaboration. It also means relying on the bourgeois state to "defend women." The role of the capitalist state is to defend the interests of the capitalists. It has not...
Only in Conjunction With the Proletarian Woman Will Socialism Be Victorious
Zetkin, Clara
Article
1896
We must, first of all, learn how we ought to do our work among women.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 5, 2016: International Women's Day
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
In this issue of Other Voices, we mark International Women's Day. An article written by Alexandra Kollontai in 1920 talks about the early history of this event, which grew out of a proposal put forwar...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - July 23, 2016: Workers and Climate Change
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Working people – and most of us are workers -- are affected by climate change in every aspect of our lives. As climate change worsens, our lives will worsen. If we are successful in bringing about the...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - September 10, 2016: Back to School
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Article
2016
Education – about the world, and about social change in particular – is a key element in the work that Connexions does. In this issue of Other Voices, we explore a few aspects of the ways in which edu...
Pioneers of Women's Liberation
Holmstrom, nancy
Article
2015
A review of Hal Draper's book "Women and Class: Toward a Socialist Feminism."
Review: The Politics of Some Bodies - On "Feminism, Queer Theory and Marxism at the Intersection"
Drucker, Peter
Article
2017
At a time when Marxist politics is struggling more than ever against the current, queer Marxist scholarship is enjoying a slight, startling, heartening resurgence. Holly Lewis' The Politics of Everybo...
Revolutionary Feminism, Communist Interventions vol. 3
Communist Research Cluster
Article
2016
The third volume of the Communist Interventions reader series, on Revolutionary Feminism. A century of debates between communist, anarchist, and radical feminist militants on women's oppression and ca...
Rosa Luxemburg for Our Time
Holmstrom, Nancy
Article
2016
Does Rosa Luxemburg leave feminists a theoretical and political legacy? That is, does she give us any theoretical guidance as to how to understand women's oppression? If so, what is it?
Rosa Luxemburg, Women's Liberation, and Marx's Philosophy of Revolution
Dunayevskaya, Raya
Book
1981
Part I - Rosa Luxemburg as Theoretician, as Activist, as Internationalist. Part II - The Women's Liberation Movement as Revolutionary Force and Reason. Part III - Karl Marx: From Critic of Hegel to Au...
Socialist Feminism: A Strategy for the Women's Movement
Booth, Heather; Creamer, Day; Davis, Susan; Dobbin, Deb; Kaufman, Robin; Klass, Tobey
Article
1972
Our movement's strategy must grow from an understanding of the dynamics of power, with the realization that those who have power have a vested interest in preserving it and the institutional forms whi...
Socialist Feminism in the 21st Century
Brenner, Johanna
Article
2014
Brenner analyzes socialism in the 21st century, with a new discourse of gender equality that focuses on transnational feminism, community alliances, the mobilization of members, and overcome the divis...
The Socialist Register 1976: Volume 13: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1976
The Socialist Register 1983: Volume 20: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1983
Theories of Patriarchy
German, Lindsey
Article
2006
The most persistent and widespread theory around the women’s movement today is that of patriarchy. This is justified by pointing to the existence of women’s oppression in societies other than those of...
What is Socialist Feminism?
Ehrenreich, Barbara
Article
1976
Women and Socialism: Essays on Women's Liberation
Smith, Sharon
Book
More than forty years after the women's liberation movement of the 1960s, women remain without equal rights. If anything, each decade that has passed without a fighting women's movement has seen a ris...
Women's Suffrage and Class Struggle
Luxemburg, Rosa
Article
1912
In any society, the degree of female emancipation is the natural measure of the general emancipation.
Women's Oppression and the Struggle for Liberation: A Marxist Analysis
Zamora, Laura
Article
2014
Society's mores and culture-on questions of marriage, the family, the roles of men, women and children-are not preordained, but must be studied in their man-made historical context. Emancipation means...

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Against the Current
Bi-monthly magazine oriented toward movements for social and economic justice; radical, socialist and feminist in orientation.
Marxism.ca
A gateway to resources about Marxism compiled by Connexions.
Marxists Internet Archive
Large archive of the writings of Marx and Engels and of others in the Marxist tradition. Searchable.
Socialism.ca
A hub featuring links to selected resources about socialism, as well as other progressive sites of interest to socialists and activists.