Sexism & the System

Sexism & the System

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We are told that women are now equal to men and there's nothing left to fight for. Certainly, women's lives were transformed in the 20th century. 

But while a minority of women can now command high professional salaries, the majority still earn less than men and carry the responsibility for most work in the home. Meanwhile, the commercialisation of sexism - "raunch culture" - has reached new heights. 

Judith Orr traces the roots of women's oppression and shows why the way society is organised under capitalism, especially the modern family, continues to leave most ordinary women - and men - losing out. 

This is the socialist case for why the fight for women's liberation isn't over - and why winning this battle means changing the world.