Jill Mathews discusses some of the hard questions between marxism and feminism. She argues that marxism is patriarchal at its core. Marx, she says, analysed the masculine economy and called it universal . She challenges modern concepts of women and work and illustrates that it is not only housework which is ignored by the labour movement but most of the work of women that earns income and produces commodities and services for sale. Her solution is a politics which puts women first.
Recommended CitationMathews, Jill, Putting Women First, Australian Left Review, 1(84), 1983, 16-19.