Gender, Race, and Publishing on the Left

Rob Schaap rws at
Mon Jun 15 21:03:32 PDT 1998

G'day Observers.

Maggie askes:

>publically or privately? published or unpublished? so tell me, how come all
>these marxist groups are still headed by white men? point me in the direction
>of marxist work (of the nonfeminist variety) which discusses the oppression of
>working class women. maggie coleman mscoleman at

I think a few do come to mind, Maggie. As I mentioned a few days ago, Albert and Hahnel's *Unorthodox Marxism* makes the point Yoshie has just made ('I actually think that those who can't or don't take gender, race, etc. into account are not thinking big enough thoughts to address the totality of social relations'). That such a statement may be considered by some to be unorthodox doesn't matter, the book is Marxist. And good.

And I submit we may include in the ranks of Marxism one Freddie Engels, whose work concerning 'the world historical defeat of the female sex' (*Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State*) discusses he oppression of working class women such that it reads bloody well even now.

Cheers, Rob.

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