Two books have recently been published by well-known socialist feminists: Lynne Segal's Is the Future Female'!: Troubled Thoughts on Contemporary Feminism, and Anne Phillips' Divided Loyalties: Dilemmas of Sex and Class. Although the books, and particularly Lynne Segal's, have rightly attracted a lot of interest - extracts have appeared in Britain in Spare Rib, the New Statesman and New Socialist - there has been little sense of a debate around the issues raised in the books, and particularly the troubled question: what has happened to socialist feminism in the 1980s? Reviews have mostly been calm and descriptive, written in the same sad but wise tone of the books themselves.
Recommended CitationBenn, Melissa, Sisters and Slogans, Australian Left Review, 1(100), 1987, 35-38.