From three of the organisers of the International Women’s Strike US: a manifesto for when “leaning in” is not enough.
Unaffordable housing, poverty wages, healthcare, climate change, border policing; not the issues you ordinarily hear feminists talking about. But don’t these issues impact the vast majority of women globally? Taking as its inspiration the new wave of feminist militancy that has erupted globally, this Manifesto makes a simple but powerful case: Feminism shouldn’t start—or stop—with seeing women represented at the top of society. It must start with those at the bottom, and fight for the world they deserve. And that means targeting capitalism. Feminism must be anti-capitalist, eco-socialist and anti-racist. This is a manifesto for the 99%.
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About the Author
Tithi Bhattacharya is Associate Professor and Director of Global Studies at Purdue University. She is the author of The Sentinels of Culture: Class, Education, and the Colonial Intellectual in Bengal and the editor of Mapping Social Reproduction Theory. She was one of the main organizers of the International Women’s Strike in the United States and is on the editorial board of the International Socialist Review.
Nancy Fraser is Henry and Louise A. Loeb Professor of Philosophy and Politics at the New School for Social Research. She is the author of Fortunes of Feminism: From State-Managed Capitalism to Neoliberal Crisis andthe coauthor, with Rahel Jaeggi, of Capitalism: A Conversation in Critical Theory. A vocal supporter of the International Women’s Strike, she coined the phrase “feminism for the 99%.”