Have Women Always Been Oppressed?

Socialism 2016

July 01, 2016

It's often argued that women's oppression has existed throughout all of human history. Arguments about biology, psychology and human nature are constantly marshaled to justify women's subordination, explaining it as a natural result of inherent male dominance and competition. But is gendered oppression inevitable? This talk will argue against those claims, proving that the oppression of women is not inescapable and has not always existed. It will discuss how Marxists have approached the question, and finally, will insist that we can build a better world free of all forms of gendered oppression.

Women and Socialism (Sharon Smith) | http://bit.ly/1jNPRVs
Myths of Male Dominance (Eleanor Burke Leacock) | http://bit.ly/2aHSoPk
The Origins of the Family, Private Property, and the State (Engels) | http://bit.ly/1MRyrTb

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