[Marxism] [UCE] Fwd: Public Books — Sex and Socialism

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Fri Sep 2 06:18:57 MDT 2016

Three recent books tell the stories of four women whose lives both 
absorbed and propelled the vast, multifaceted socialist movement in 
Britain from 1870 to 1920: Lizzie Burns, Nellie Dowell, Muriel Lester, 
and Eleanor Marx. While all of them played roles in the struggle for 
equality of class, wealth, and opportunity, and all of their lives were 
determined in large part by the men that surrounded them, each had very 
different relationships to literacy, learning, and privilege. Together, 
the lives of these four women reveal the centrality of patriarchy to 
capitalism, a fact that capitalism’s early critics did not themselves 
grasp. Though their struggles were arduous and their successes partial, 
all four sought a revolution in personal as well as economic relationships.

full: http://www.publicbooks.org//multigenre/sex-and-socialism

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