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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  • Thomas

    A powerful manifesto that compels us to make our feminism more revolutionary, specifically by targeting capitalism as a primary root of women’s oppression. Written by three of the organizers of the ...

  • 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...

  • Michael

    Lucid and broad in scope, Feminism for the 99% offers a clear vision of a more just world. The manifesto consists of eleven concise theses, which diagnose social ills across the globe and outline how ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • muthuvel

    Gender could be seen and debated on its own when it comes to abstract grounds. In reality we live in a world where there's a lot of compromise between individualism and collectivism filled with many s...

  • Julie

    I’ve been talking about some of the premises mentioned in the manifesto (not as coherently) but received resistance from others, even from feminists especially about sexual exploitation. I’m with ...

  • 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...

  • Konstantin

    I agree with everything that was said by the authors, but it's not "a manifesto" if it only contains three sentences rephrased dozens of times. This definitely needed more work and examples to back th...