Neglected or Misunderstood: The Radical Feminism of Shulamith Firestone by means of Victoria Margree
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Overview: Shulamith Firestone’s The Dialectic of Sex proved right away arguable upon its newsletter in 1970. The e book’s thesis is that the origins of girls’s oppression lie in biology: in the truth that it’s ladies and now not males who conceive and provides delivery to kids. Firestone’s answer is innovative: since it’s biology that’s the downside, then biology will have to be modified, via technological intervention that may have as its finish the whole removing of the reproductive procedure from ladies’s our bodies. With its proposal for the improvement of man-made wombs, its name for the abolition of the nuclear circle of relatives and its imaginative and prescient of a cybernetic long run, Firestone’s manifesto would possibly appear hopelessly out-dated, a far-fetched, utopian hangover of Swinging Sixties radicalism. This e book, to the contrary, will argue for its significance to the resurgent feminism of lately as a textual content that interrogates problems round gender, biology, sexuality, paintings and era, and the techniques wherein our imaginations within the 21st century proceed to be in thrall to ideologies of maternity and the nuclear circle of relatives.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General