The next MDF meeting will be held at The Woodman, New Canal St, Birmingham B5 5LG at 2pm on 22nd April 2017
The topic for this meeting will be:
Women and Class Struggle
In Britain, we have seen almost 50 years of equal pay and equal opportunity legislation, two female prime ministers, a greater involvement of women in activities such as football and rugby and even going into pubs unaccompanied by a man!
Feminist arguments have had a major influence on current thinking, including notions of "political correctness". But do such examples mean capitalism has given women freedom and equality? Of course not. Women remain exploited as workers and subjugated as women in a fundamentally paternalistic society.
This discussion will attempt to place the situation of women in a class society. It is likely to discuss the social trends of recent years in that context. Discussion is likely to incorporate issues such as the participation of women in the class struggle of the past, how to view domestic labour, feminism in a class society, violence against women, how the roles of men and women have come about, and how to fight for an equal society in future.