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Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism - And Other Arguments for Economic Independence (Hardcover) Loot Price: R283
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Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism - And Other Arguments for Economic Independence (Hardcover): Kristen R Ghodsee
Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism - And Other Arguments for Economic Independence (Hardcover): Kristen R Ghodsee

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Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism - And Other Arguments for Economic Independence (Hardcover)

Kristen R Ghodsee

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A spirited, deeply researched exploration of why capitalism is bad for women and how, when done right, socialism leads to economic independence, better labor conditions, better work-life balance and, yes, even better sex. In a witty, irreverent op-ed piece that went viral, Kristen Ghodsee argued that women had better sex under socialism. The response was tremendous -- clearly she articulated something many women had sensed for years: the problem is with capitalism, not with us. Ghodsee, an acclaimed ethnographer and professor of Russian and East European Studies, spent years researching what happened to women in countries that transitioned from state socialism to capitalism. She argues here that unregulated capitalism disproportionately harms women, and that we should learn from the past. By rejecting the bad and salvaging the good, we can adapt some socialist ideas to the 21st century and improve our lives. She tackles all aspects of a woman's life - work, parenting, sex and relationships, citizenship, and leadership. In a chapter called "Women: Like Men, But Cheaper," she talks about women in the workplace, discussing everything from the wage gap to harassment and discrimination. In "What To Expect When You're Expecting Exploitation," she addresses motherhood and how "having it all" is impossible under capitalism. Women are standing up for themselves like never before, from the increase in the number of women running for office to the women's march to the long-overdue public outcry against sexual harassment. Interest in socialism is also on the rise - whether it's the popularity of Bernie Sanders or the skyrocketing membership numbers of the Democratic Socialists of America. It's become increasingly clear to women that capitalism isn't working for us, and Ghodsee is the informed, lively guide who can show us the way forward.

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Imprint: Nation Books
Country of origin: United States
Release date: November 2018
Authors: Kristen R Ghodsee
Dimensions: 193 x 124 x 28mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Sewn / Cloth over boards
Pages: 240
ISBN-13: 978-1-56858-890-2
Barcode: 9781568588902
Categories: Promotions
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social institutions > Family & relationships > Sexual relations
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political ideologies > Socialism & left-of-centre democratic ideologies
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Gender studies > Women's studies
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Gender studies > Women's studies > General
LSN: 1-56858-890-9

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