Women’s liberation and intersectionality

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Outline

12 August 2020


1. What is women's oppression

a) origins - possible conclusions from anthropological evidence

b) the role of the family - historical evolutions

c) oppression within the family (young people, outside traditional roles)


2. Women's oppression under capitalism

a) the specific role of the family under capitalism

b) social reproduction of the labour force

c) marginalized layers in social reproduction - and capitalism's ability to integrate them


3. Understanding the intersections of oppressions and exploitations

a) “women as workers”

b) ecofeminism

c) common interests of women’s and LGBTIQ struggles


4. Autonomous movements of the oppressed

a) what we mean by autonomous

b) our relationship to autonomous movements

c) building our programme


Reading materials


Socialist Revolution and the Struggle for Women’s Liberation (World Congress 1979)

http://www.internationalviewpoint.org/spip.php?article1586


I. The Character of Women’s Oppression

Origin and Nature of Women’s Oppression, point 4 (the family)


II. The Fourth International and the Struggle for Women’s Liberation

Our Perspective point 2.


These two short extracts can be found here:

https://4edu.info/index.php/Resolution_from_11th_World_Congress_(1979):_%22Socialist_revolution_and_the_struggle_for_women%27s_liberation%22._Fragments.


Mapping Social Reproduction Theory - Tithi Bhattacharya

http://www.internationalviewpoint.org/spip.php?article6744


Remarks on Gender - Cinzia Arruzza

http://www.internationalviewpoint.org/spip.php?article3718


New Rise of the Women's Movement - FI Women's Commission

https://fourth.international/en/international-committee/583/205


What is ecofeminism?

http://www.internationalviewpoint.org/spip.php?article2407