Women work hard. We know that. But what does it really mean to work as women in capitalist society? Our class has nothing to sell but it’s labor power, and the value the capitalists extract is a driving force in society. This defines our relationship to work. We must work to survive under conditions of exploitation to benefit the drive for capitalist profit. The contradictions inherent to capitalism and the historical oppression of women in class society combine to define a particular experience of work. How do revolutionary feminists define work, understand work, and relate work to structures of oppression in capitalist society?
“Working to Survive, Struggling for Dignity” explores the relationship between work and women in capitalist society in our struggle, as socialist revolutionaries and members of the Party for Socialism and Liberation, to liberate ourselves from the oppressive mantle of capitalist society.
This issue includes:
A social reproduction theoretical framework for organizing
A Marxist analysis of nonprofit workers in capitalist America
An interview with domestic worker Sweetie Mae