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Women and Socialism
Essays on Women's Liberation
The fight for women's liberation is urgent-- and must be linked to winning broader social change.

Thirty years have passed since the heyday of the women’s liberation struggle, yet women remain second-class citizens. Feminism has shifted steadily rightward since the 1960s. This collection of essays examines these issues from a Marxist perspective, badly needed today.

Women and Socialism locates the source of women’s oppression in class society, arguing that only a movement integrating the fight for women’s liberation with a struggle against a system that puts profit above human needs can end women’s oppression—along with all other forms of inequality.

Sharon Smith is the author of many articles on women’s liberation and the US working class. Her writings appear regularly in Socialist Worker newspaper and the International Socialist Review.

Other books by Sharon Smith

  • Fuego subterráneo

    Accessible, radical history of the U.S. labor movement examines the history of workers' resistance, in Spanish for the first time.
  • Women and Socialism (Revised and Updated Edition)

    A socialist perspective on women's oppression and liberation, exploring the connection between women's rights and equality for all.
  • Subterranean Fire

    This accessible, critical history of the U.S. labor movement examines the hidden history of workers' resistance.
  • Women and Socialism

    The fight for women's liberation is urgent-- and must be linked to winning broader social change.