The red queen meets the Cheshire cat? Mackinnon, Marx and the mirror stage of production

Marxism and Feminism seem to live in parallel worlds, as if through a looking glass. Each seeks to end exploitation and oppression yet target differing aspects of them using different terms for similar phenomena. Orthodox Marxists might say that Feminism only targets part of the problem. And Feminists might point out how Marxism only reproduces male power. Those would be examples of sectarianism. Marxism and Feminism can be complementary in that Feminism can provide critiques of the failings of Marxism, whereas Marxism can point out possibilities for Feminism. Catherine Mackinnon's work is the clearest example of a necessary dialog between Feminism and Marxism and this article outlines her contribution to the struggle against exploitation of the Third World and oppression of women. Rather than answers I offer basic terminology (oppression versus exploitation; the principle contradiction) and above all: question marks: to Marxism I ask "what went wrong"? To Feminism I ask "what went right"?
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history Request removal from index
Download options
PhilPapers Archive

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy on self-archival     Papers currently archived: 9,357
External links
  •   Try with proxy.
  • Through your library Only published papers are available at libraries
    References found in this work BETA

    No references found.

    Citations of this work BETA

    No citations found.

    Similar books and articles

    Monthly downloads

    Added to index


    Total downloads

    11 ( #112,960 of 1,088,725 )

    Recent downloads (6 months)

    1 ( #69,601 of 1,088,725 )

    How can I increase my downloads?

    My notes
    Sign in to use this feature

    Start a new thread
    There  are no threads in this forum
    Nothing in this forum yet.