Feminism for the 99%: A Manifesto

Feminism for the 99%: A Manifesto

From three of the organisers of the International Women's Strike US: a manifesto for when 'leaning in' is not enough.

Recent years have seen the emergence of massive feminist mobilizations around the world, offering an alternative to the liberal feminism that has become the handmaiden of capitalism and of Islamophobia. These new movements have taken aim at neoliberalism's economic violence, the violence of xenophobic migratory policies, as well as the violence of imperialist military interventions and of environmental disasters.

In this short book, three of the organisers of the international women's strike in the US lay out a manifesto for an alternative. Looking to women mobilizing in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Poland, Italy, Spain, Turkey, and other countries, who have recast feminist, anti-racist, environmentalist struggles in creative ways, the authors lay out a compelling set of demands. It is a manifesto that seeks to retrieve a radical and subversive feminism, for the emergence of an international anticapitalist feminist network.

Against the 'Lean In' corporate feminism of Hilary Clinton and Sheryl Sandberg, - a feminism that is useful only for the women of the 1% - this manifesto outlines a feminism for the rest of us: a feminism for the 99%.

Title:Feminism for the 99%: A Manifesto
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781788734424
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    Feminism for the 99%: A Manifesto Reviews

  • Theresa

    This is a short manifesto about how liberal feminism and capitalism are destroying democracies, the lives of people and the planet. They outline why feminism must fight against capitalism and neo-libe...

  • Michelle

    In "Feminism for the 99%", three leading Marxist-Feminist thinkers and activists—Arruzza, Bhattacharya and Fraser—lay out a politics to serve the current international wave of mass women's protest...

  • Lili

    3.5 starsI wholeheartedly agree with the premise of this manifesto that we need a feminist system that is more intersectional. But I find this book somewhat lacking. First, it listed a lot of aspects ...

  • Ike

    It's just... I think this is unlikely to be readable to people who aren't at home in critical theory literature on gender, race and class (which is ironic for a book about feminism for the 99%), while...

  • chantel nouseforaname

    Yo these women really laid it down!!! A concretely clear and succinct work explaining how capitalism is killing everyone, focally women. They highlighted the lack of effort put forth by governments ac...

  • Laura Noggle

    Not sure what to think of this one. Still need to process a bit, but initial thoughts are that this book is a touch alienating and extremely academic. Ironically, I’d say this book is probably *NOT*...

  • Matthew

    Guys capitalism is bad...

  • Anthe

    This echoed my exact politics so there's not much to say except READ THIS. I don't know where I read that "a diverse group of oppressors is really the goal for some of y'all", but:"[Capitalism's] key ...

  • Peter Mcloughlin

    This book packs so much in it for such a short read and so much of it I can get on board with. This is anti-capitalist feminism. It states at the outset that feminism if it is worthy of the name chal...

  • ?

    Thought-provoking in a good way, but contains some gaps that I find baffling.This manifesto, written by three adepts of Social Reproduction Theory (SRT), stakes out the goals and framework of a femini...