The Political Economy of Women's Liberation

Authors

  • Margaret Benston

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-021-04-1969-08_2

Keywords:

Sex, Inequality

Abstract

The "woman question" is generally ignored in analyses of the class structure of society. This is so because, on the one hand, classes are generally defined by their relation to the means of production and, on the other hand, women are not supposed to have any unique relation to the means of production. The category seems instead to cut across all classes; one speaks of working-class women, middle-class women, etc. The status of women is clearly inferior to that of men, but analysis of this condition usually falls into discussing socialization, psychology, interpersonal relations, or the role of marriage as a social institution.

Published

1969-09-01

Issue

Section

Articles