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Feminism Against Progress (Hardback)Mary Harrington (author)
Arguing that the passing of the Industrial Age has left all but a small percentage of women disadvantaged, Harrington's impassioned call for a new form of feminism to address the technological era is an invigorating and important read.
In Feminism Against Progress, Mary Harrington argues that the industrial-era faith in progress is turning against all but a tiny elite of women. Women's liberation was less the result of human moral progress than an effect of the material consequences of the Industrial Revolution.
We've now left the industrial era for the age of AI, biotech and all-pervasive computing. As a result, technology is liberating us from natural limits and embodied sex differences. Although this shift benefits a small class of successful professional women, it also makes it easier to commodify women's bodies, human intimacy and female reproductive abilities.
This is a stark warning against a dystopian future whereby poor women become little more than convenient sources of body parts to be harvested and wombs to be rented by the rich. Progress has now stopped benefiting the majority of women, and only a feminism that is sceptical of it can truly defend female interests in the 21st century.
Publisher: Swift Press
Dimensions: 216 x 135 mm
'A bracingly provocative read from one of progressive feminism's most ingenious critics' - Kathleen Stock, author of Material Girls
'Like downing a packet of Tangfastics after a lifetime of gruel' - Louise Perry, author of The Case Against the Sexual Revolution
'Brilliant, bold and beautifully written, Feminism Against Progress is sure to infuriate - and inspire' - Erika Bachiochi, author of The Rights of Women: Reclaiming a Lost Vision
'Essential reading for the left' - Lord Maurice Glasman, author of Blue Labour: The Politics of the Common Good
'Original, fearless and profound' - Helen Joyce, author of Trans: When Ideology Meets Reality
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