Let’s talk about Marxist feminism: bell hooks’ “ain’t I a woman?” and intersectionality

Everyone welcome to join this monthly reading group exploring radical interpretations of women’s oppression.

aaa hooksWhen? Friday 28 February • 6.30-8.30 pm

Where?  Central London tbc

What are we reading?

This month we’re reading a chapter from black American feminist bell hooks’ book “Ain’t I a woman?” (published in 1981), to open up discussion on the complexities of oppression, and what Marxists and other anti-capitalist feminists should say about intersectionality. What are the different meanings and interpretations of the concept? What is the role of identity and personal experience in politics? How does this fit into conceptions of capitalism and class struggle?

Everyone welcome to join the discussion. We’ll be going for a drink in Birkbeck SU bar afterwards.

Suggested reading – all available here. Read as much or as little as you can and feel free to post additional suggestions on the facebook group.

• bell hooks “Ain’t I a woman?” (1981) chapter 5
And if you can…
• Ross Wolfe (2014) “Postmodern origins of intersectionality

We welcome everyone to join us for discussion – the group is open to people of all genders and none. Please email women@workersiberty.org  or call 07883 520 852 for anything else you wish to know! Bring food and snacks to share. Facebook here.

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About womensfightback17

Women’s Fightback is a socialist feminist paper and blog produced by members and supporters of the socialist group Workers' Liberty. Workers’ Liberty is a revolutionary socialist organisation fighting as part of the labour and student movements, and in campaigns, for a socialist alternative to capitalism, based on common ownership and democracy.

One comment

  1. womensfightback17

    Thanks everyone who came to the reading group and contributed to a great discussion. Details of next month’s book and group out soon!

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