Re: [OPE-L] Marxmyth or Marxfact? (M&E on economic equality for women)

From: Paul Cockshott (wpc@DCS.GLA.AC.UK)
Date: Wed Sep 07 2005 - 09:04:54 EDT

Gerald_A_Levy@MSN.COM wrote:
> "In a political move that still inflames feminists today, the revolutionary
> socialists Karl Marx and Frederick Engels repudiated women's demands
> for full economic equality."

I was not aware of any such repudiation but perhaps Folbre has
quoted sources in M&E to support the claim
>           -- Drucilla K. Barker and Susan F. Feiner (2004) _Liberating
>              Economics: Feminist Perspectives on Families, Work, and
>              Globalization_ :Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press,
>              p. 27.
> An endnote (p. 149) identifies the source of this claim as Nancy
> Folbre's "Socialism: Feminist and Scientific".
> *Did M&E oppose demands for economic equality by and for women?*
> In solidarity, Jerry
> PS: I hope, at another time, to pursue other issues related to the
> Barker-Feiner book -- which, on the whole, is a very good and
> comprehensive treatment of the subject and literature.

Paul Cockshott
Dept Computing Science
University of Glasgow

0141 330 3125

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