Despite promises that free markets lead to more general freedoms, sexism persists under capitalism. This session attempts to understand why.
We will ask: What actually is the relationship of gender to capitalism? Is gender hierarchy in its current form a result of capitalism, or does it follow its own logic? What is the difference between liberal feminism and socialist feminism? What would it take to create a society in which sexism no longer exists?
Barbara Ehrenreich, “What is Socialist Feminism?”
Cinzia Arruzza, Tithi Bhattacharya, and Nancy Fraser, “Feminism for the 99%: A Manifesto,” pp. 1-32.