Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism: And Other Arguments for Economic Independence
PublicAffairs, 20. nóv. 2018 - 240 síđur
A spirited, deeply researched exploration of why capitalism is bad for women and how, when done right, socialism leads to economic independence, better labor conditions, better work-life balance and, yes, even better sex.
In a witty, irreverent op-ed piece that went viral, Kristen Ghodsee argued that women had better sex under socialism. The response was tremendous — clearly she articulated something many women had sensed for years: the problem is with capitalism, not with us.
Ghodsee, an acclaimed ethnographer and professor of Russian and East European Studies, spent years researching what happened to women in countries that transitioned from state socialism to capitalism. She argues here that unregulated capitalism disproportionately harms women, and that we should learn from the past. By rejecting the bad and salvaging the good, we can adapt some socialist ideas to the 21st century and improve our lives.
She tackles all aspects of a woman's life - work, parenting, sex and relationships, citizenship, and leadership. In a chapter called "Women: Like Men, But Cheaper," she talks about women in the workplace, discussing everything from the wage gap to harassment and discrimination. In "What To Expect When You're Expecting Exploitation," she addresses motherhood and how "having it all" is impossible under capitalism.
Women are standing up for themselves like never before, from the increase in the number of women running for office to the women's march to the long-overdue public outcry against sexual harassment. Interest in socialism is also on the rise -- whether it's the popularity of Bernie Sanders or the skyrocketing membership numbers of the Democratic Socialists of America. It's become increasingly clear to women that capitalism isn't working for us, and Ghodsee is the informed, lively guide who can show us the way forward.
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Identifiers: LCCN 2018015743 (print)|LCCN 2018025535 (ebook)| ISBN 9781568588896 (ebook)|ISBN 9781568588902 (hardcover) Subjects: LCSH: Women and socialism—Communist countries. | Women—Employment—Communist countries.
I use the term “democratic socialism” or “democratic socialist” to refer to countries where socialist principles are championed by parties that compete in free and ...
As of this writing, there are ten confirmed foreign editions of this book, five of which are translations into the languages of former state socialist countries in Eastern Europe: Russian ...
It doesn't matter that they have inherited the state socialist past as modern citizens of these countries—or that the transition to capitalism has intimately shaped their entire lives. Detractors question their ability to speak ...
For the purposes of this book, I have mostly relied on (and cited in the endnotes) scholarly work from more contemporary historians, sociologists, and anthropologists, including those from the West and those born and raised in countries ...
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Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism: And Other Arguments for Economic IndependenceUmsögn notanda - Kristen R Ghodsee - Publishers Weekly
Eastern European studies professor Ghodsee (Lost in Transition: Ethnographies of Everyday Life After Communism) expands her viral New York Times op-ed into a passionate but reasoned feminist socialist ... Read full review
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