by Andrea D'Atri, translated by Nathaniel Flakin
Is it possible to develop a radical socialist feminism that fights for the emancipation of women and of all humankind? This book is a journey through the history of feminism. Using the concrete struggles of women, the Marxist feminist Andrea D'Atri traces the history of the women's and workers' movement from the French Revolution to Queer Theory. She analyzes the divergent paths feminists have woven for their liberation from oppression and uncovers where they have hit dead ends. With the global working class made up of a disproportionate number of women, women are central in leading the charge for the next revolution and laying down blueprints for an alternative future. D'Atri makes a fiery plea for dismantling capitalist patriarchy.
"At a time when women's economic, political and reproductive rights are under attack worldwide, Andrea D'Atri's exhilarating historical survey of the world's great socialist feminist movements brings us the knowledge we need to fight back!" — Wendy Z. Goldman, Paul Mellon Distinguished Professor of History, Carnegie Mellon University
About the contributors:
Andrea D'Atri is founder of the Argentinian women's organization, 'Pan Y Rosas' (Bread and Roses), one of the largest socialist women's organizations in the world. She is also a psychologist and specialist in women's studies.
Nathaniel Flakin is a freelance journalist and historian based in New York and Berlin. He is the author of Martin Monath: A Jewish Resistance Fighter Among Nazi Soldiers.