MAC'S BACKS FEMME BOOK CLUB DISCUSSES FEMINISM FOR THE 99%
Mac's Backs Femme Book Club discusses Feminism for the 99% by Cinzia Arruzza, Tithi Bhattacharya, and Nancy Fraser.
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.
"[The authors] cut through the corporate feminist 'Lean In' noise to offer a feminism rooted not just in intersectionality of identity but also in economic justice. After years of books on feminism that have started to say the same thing, everyone (not just women!) should buy this one."
[Arruzza, Bhattacharya, and Fraser] have collaborated and written what is effectively a prospective programme for the global women's movement, a feminist manifesto for the 99%."
Cinzia Arruzza is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the New School for Social Research. She was one of the main organizers of the International Women's Strike in the United States and is a member of the editorial collective of Viewpoint Magazine.
Tithi Bhattacharya is Associate Professor and Director of Global Studies at Purdue University. She was one of the main organizers of the International Women's Strike in the United States and is on the editorial board of theInternational Socialist Review.
Nancy Fraser is Henry and Louise A. Loeb Professor of Philosophy and Politics at the New School for Social Research. A vocal supporter of the International Women's Strike, she coined the phrase "feminism for the 99 percent."
The book will be available at Mac's Backs or through our website, www.macsbacks.com, at the 20% book club discount.