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NBK Night School: Gender & Capitalism

  • Mayday Space 176 Saint Nicholas Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11237 United States (map)

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?

Readings

Barbara Ehrenreich, “What is Socialist Feminism?”
Cinzia Arruzza, Tithi Bhattacharya, and Nancy Fraser, “Feminism for the 99%: A Manifesto,” pp. 1-32.