The Women’s March has had an enviable success: where is the socialist march on Washington? But a closer look leaves a series of questions about the dynamics of feminism over time. And at this point we need a socialist march, not another useless Woman’s March.
A strange irony lurks here: because women are divided by class, socialists are the only group that can really complete the feminist project controlled by the usual ‘bourgeois types’ with their fat bank accounts and capitalist membership chits.
Looking in as an outsider during the late 1960s and early 1970s, I noticed that much of the women’s movement was made up of upper-middle class professionals and well-to-do students who gave short shrift to large segments of women in the U.S. who did not have the advantages of middle-class or upper-middle class upbringing and the professional school degrees and advantages that that background afforded many in the women’s movement, particularly those in leadership roles. That the women’s movement has attempted to address some of these shortcomings in recent years is testimony to the vibrance of that movement, but the fact that most white women without college degrees voted for Donald Trump, the dyed-in-the-wool misogynist, is a an undeniable and valid criticism of the women’s movement’s effectiveness.
Source: Not My Revolution