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Reading Journal V: Women's Work

December 30, 2021


I read some of the book “Marxism and the Oppression of Women”, by Lise Vogel, published in 1983.

A lot of female authors have added in time to the shaping of an understanding of the role of women in capitalism or of – to put it clearly – a set of marxist-feminist ideas. These ideas were the basis for the sexual revolution in the 1960s and 1970s and are used even today in advancing the cause of gender equality. In “Marxism and the Oppression of Women”, Lise Vogel talks about the invisible and ignored types of work that women perform.

What I found interesting about this book is the exploration of the idea of feminine labor, whether we’re talking about domestic labor, reproductive labor or emotional labor – none of them is remunerated or considered when living in capitalism.

The topic of female labor is what we focus on in one the 15 new videos on feminism I’m working on, for a new project.


The "EGALIS: Gender equality through social change and education" project, developed by the Partnership for Equality Center, in partnership with the Front Association, AnA - the Scientific Society for Feminist Analysis, ACTEDO - the Action Center for Equality and Rights Association Man, PLURAL Association and SEX vs The STORK Association, with financial support from Active Citizens Fund Romania, programme funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA Grants Grants 2014 -2021.

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