A cutting edge guide to the way class and women’s oppression intersect, and how emancipation must be linked to system change


Marxism and Women’s Liberation, Katherine Connelly, Elaine Graham-Leigh, Feyzi Ismail and Lindsey German, Counterfire 2016

The Second Wave of the fight for women’s liberation, which erupted in the late 1960s, put women’s equality on the political agenda. Nearly 50 years later much has been achieved, but inequality survives and the lives of too many women and men are blighted by an economic regime that fails to provide basic necessities, let alone the hope of liberation. This essential introduction to women’s liberation discusses the origins of sexism, the intersection of race and women’s oppression and the history of women’s struggles. It probes the movement’s strengths and weaknesses and tries to learn lessons from the past that can help in today’s struggle for real freedom.