Australian Left Review

Abstract

Beatrix Campbell spoke at many meetings in Australia during her visit last April. The visit was sponsored by Australian Left Review as part of the Marx centenary. In this paper, based on the topic "Marxism and Feminism", Beatrix Campbell challenges socialists to think of the ways in which class struggle had demobilised the socialist imperative. In one sense, she asserts, socialism has been spoiled by men. In a critical survey of women's movement she polemizes with various strands of the movement and suggests that a problem for women is that it is a very unusual experience for them to fight to win or to win.

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