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

From: Gerald_A_Levy@MSN.COM
Date: Wed Sep 07 2005 - 08:18:07 EDT

"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."  

          -- 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.

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