Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism: And Other Arguments for Economic Independence (Hardback)Kristen Ghodsee (author)
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The argument of this book can be summed up succinctly: unregulated capitalism is bad for women, and if we adopt some ideas from socialism, women will have better lives. If done properly, socialism leads to economic independence, better labour conditions, better work/family balance, and, yes, even better sex.
That's it. If you like the idea of such outcomes, then come along for an exploration of how we might change things. If you are dubious because you don't understand why capitalism as an economic system is uniquely bad for women, and if you doubt that there could ever be anything good about socialism, this short treatise will provide some illumination.
If you don't give a whit about women's lives because you're a gynophobic right-wing internet troll, save your money and get back to your parents' basement right now; this isn't the book for you.
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 361 g
Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 25 mm
'Wonderful ... Kristen Ghodsee doesn't wear rose-tinted spectacles ... but she seeks with great brio and nuance to lay out what some socialist states achieved for women ... That Ghodsee also makes this a joyous read is the cherry on the cake' - Suzanne Moore, The Observer
'Ghodsee's book could not have been published at a better moment ... There are many reasons to revisit socialist policies in a time of widening inequality, but a feminist perspective offers some of the most powerful incentives' - Emily Witt, The Guardian
'Convincing, provocative and useful' - The Times Higher Education
'Capitalism's triumph is a calamity for most women. Kristen Ghodsee's incisive book brilliantly reveals their plight' - Yanis Varoufakis
'This book is funny, angry and urgent - it's going to make readers think very differently about how they work, and how they live. Ghodsee is going to start a revolution. I'm already making a placard' - Daisy Buchanan, author of How To Be a Grown-Up