Economic Control Over Women
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The paper discusses how Marx and others maintain that the most significant cause of female oppression is economic oppression. The paper shows how Marx believed that environment shapes the individual and he blamed economic depression on the capitalist/private property system that is in place in most of the world today. The paper also quotes Jaggar, a well known feminist, who believed that there is a direct and traceable link between class structure and the oppression of women. The paper concludes that the only way women will reach the status of true equality will be for them to be treated as equals in the economic sphere with equal pay for equal jobs, with credit being allowed for women with the same criteria as it is for men, and with women being offered an equal say in the economic decisions their families and government make.
From the Paper:"The feminist movement was big in the 1960's and 1970's in many industrialized nations, however the less developed nation and some of the developed nations did not jump on the bandwagon when it came to the equalization of women. The oppression of women has been occurring in many nations for many years and one significant factor that it can be reduced to is economic repression. Whether it is because women do not get paid as much as men do for the same job, or men in the homes keep a rein on the purse strings it cannot be denied that the underlying factor in the oppression of women is by wielding economic depression as a tool."
Sample of Sources Used:
- The Marxist View of the Oppression of Women http://www.maricarmenmartinez.com/Marx.html
- Marxist and Socialist Feminism http://www.uah.edu/woolf/feminism_kinds.htm
- Advocate for Socialist Feminism: Alison Jaggar http://www.colostate.edu/Depts/Speech/rccs/theory84.htm
- FEMINISM AND ANARCHISMhttp://struggle.ws/talks/femm2.htmlKathleen O'Kelly 1993?
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