The Working Class Has Two Sexes

  • Rosalyn Fraad Baxandall
  • Elizabeth Ewen
  • Linda Gordon
Keywords: Sex, Feminism, Philosophy, Inequality, Labor


From a feminist perspective, Harry Braverman's focus in Labor and Monopoly Capital on the way industrial capitalism reorganizes and continually splits up the labor process has special importance. This focus provides the basis for a renewed revolutionary view of people's labor, an insistence that socialism cannot be created by a mere transfer of ownership of products but must transform the processes of work and daily life. The powerlessness of women and all working-class people is not based solely on material deprivation but on the stunting of our human capacities by an oppressive division of labor.

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