Marxism and Women’s Liberation
For most women, discrimination and oppression are still very much the lived experience today. While much has changed for women, too much has not. Rising sexism and anger about sexual violence have led to an explosion of ideas and activity around the politics of women’s liberation. This book looks at the history and source of women’s oppression and at the struggles to overcome it. Using a clear Marxist framework, it focuses on how best we can achieve real liberation.As austerity bites and new debates about oppression rage, Judith Orr steers a path through the history and future of the fight for women’s liberation, with all its contradictions. Marxism and Women’s Liberation looks at why women are more often to be found on the sticky floor of low pay than above the glass ceiling where the rich reside and the reasons for the assault on the gains of the women’s movement. But more than that, it looks at the forces that have the power to change this and revolutionise women’s lived experience.