Cinzia Arruzza

is a member of the editorial collective at Viewpoint Magazine and an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the New School for Social Research in New York and a feminist and socialist activist. She is the author of the author of Dangerous Liaisons: The Marriages and Divorces of Marxism and Feminism.

Women Strike the Empire: The Women’s Strike in the United States

Women Strike the Empire: The Women’s Strike in the United States

When fem­i­nist activists and intel­lec­tu­als pub­lished a col­lec­tive state­ment call­ing for a fem­i­nism for the 99% and for a day of action in sol­i­dar­i­ty with the Inter­na­tion­al Women’s Strike in 2017, the response was heart-lift­ing: after only two weeks, and after count­less hours of fran­tic col­lec­tive work, a nation­al net­work of grass­roots groups, infor­mal col­lec­tives, nation­al fem­i­nist and labor orga­ni­za­tions… Read more →

Beyond Lean-In: For a Feminism of the 99% and a Militant International Strike on March 8

Beyond Lean-In: For a Feminism of the 99% and a Militant International Strike on March 8

The kind of fem­i­nism we seek is already emerg­ing inter­na­tion­al­ly, in strug­gles across the globe: from the women’s strike in Poland against the abor­tion ban to the women’s strikes and march­es in Latin Amer­i­ca against male vio­lence; from the mas­sive women’s demon­stra­tion of the last Novem­ber in Italy to the protests and the women’s strike in defense of repro­duc­tive rights in South Korea and Ire­land.

Logic or History? The Political Stakes of Marxist-Feminist Theory

Logic or History? The Political Stakes of Marxist-Feminist Theory

Spec­i­fy­ing the rela­tion­ship between the log­i­cal and his­tor­i­cal dimen­sions of cap­i­tal­ism is one of the most con­tro­ver­sial prob­lems in Marx­ist the­o­ry, and one about which I am very uncer­tain. Can we claim that gen­der oppres­sion is a nec­es­sary fea­ture of cap­i­tal­ism and, if so, at what lev­el of abstrac­tion can we make that claim?

Remarks on Gender

Remarks on Gender

I. Patri­archy and/or Cap­i­tal­ism: Reopen­ing the Debate It is stan­dard to find ref­er­ences to “patri­archy” and “patri­ar­chal rela­tions” in fem­i­nist texts, tracts, or doc­u­ments.1 Patri­archy is often used to show how gen­der oppres­sion and inequal­i­ty are not spo­radic or excep­tion­al occur­rences. On the con­trary, these are issues that tra­verse all of soci­ety, and are fun­da­men­tal­ly repro­duced through mech­a­nisms that can­not be… Read more →