Feminism for the 99% – A Manifesto
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- Verso Books
- 2019 ISBN 9781788734424
- 88 pages
- 18 × 11.2 × 1 cm
Unaffordable housing, poverty wages, inadequate healthcare, border policing, climate change—these are not what you ordinarily hear feminists talking about. But aren’t they the biggest issues for the vast majority of women around the globe?
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 the drive to have women represented at the top of their professions. It must focus on those at the bottom, and fight for the world they deserve. And that means targeting capitalism. Feminism must be anticapitalist, eco-socialist and antiracist.
“Cinzia Arruzza, Tithi Bhattacharya, and Nancy Fraser … have collaborated and written what is effectively a prospective programme for the global women’s movement, a feminist manifesto for the 99%.”
– Socialism Today
“[Feminism for the 99%’s] captivating vision of feminism is not a standalone movement, isolated from battles against the exploitation of people or the planet … in contrast, [it] calls for radical movements to join together in a ‘common anti-capitalist insurgency.’ Where do I sign up?”
– Red Pepper
“Fulfils the serious promise of its subtitle, ‘a manifesto’, as it makes feminism generally applicable and available – and addresses the crisis of capitalism as a feminist issue … excellent.”
– Peace News