Australian Left Review

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Feminism and the Class Struggle


Joyce Stevens


How, or if, feminism relates to the class struggle is an issue in both the women’s movement and in left politics generally. Views are wide ranging and varied and some in both fields argue for separatist politics. There are feminists who reject any form of co-operation or action with male dominated structures or movements, and sections of the left who claim that feminism splits the class and has nothing to do with class politics. Some of the latter work in the women’s movement with the aim of “converting women to revolutionary politics”.