Feminism for the 99%

Sunday 25th August 2019 from 3.45 pm till 5.15 pm the reading group will meet in the downstairs meeting room of the Thistle Hall, on the corner of Cuba & Arthur Streets, Te Aro, Wellington. Please enter by the grey door on Arthur Street marked Hall Entrance.

This manifesto is our effort to promote that “other” feminism. We write not to sketch an imagined utopia, but to mark out the road that must be travelled to reach a just society. We aim to explain why feminists should choose the road of feminist strikes, why we must unite with other anticapitalist and antisystemic movements, and why our movement must become a feminism for the 99 percent. Only in this way—by connecting with anti- racists, environmentalists, and labour and migrant rights activists—can feminism rise to the challenge of our times. By decisively rejecting “lean in” dogma and the feminism of the 1 percent, our feminism can become a beacon of hope for everyone else.

(Arruzza, Bhattacharya and Fraser, 2019)
An interview with Nancy Fraser, one of the authors of the manifesto.

Required reading

During this session we will discuss the manifesto “Feminism for the 99%” by Cinzia Arruzza, Tithi Bhattacharya, and Nancy Fraser. This reading group session will be convened by Emily Gilchrist. Please use the facebook event to signal your intention to attend.

Prior to the reading group discussion please read pages 1-33 (theses one to six) of the following text:

Arruzza, C., Bhattacharya, T., & Fraser, N. (2019). Feminism for the 99%: A manifesto. London, UK: Verso.

Further reading

Davis, A., Ransby, B., Arruzza, C., Taylor, K., Alcoff, L.M., Fraser, N., Odeh, R.Y., and Bhattacharya, T. (2017, February). Beyond lean-in: For a feminism of the 99% and a militant international strike on March. Viewpoint Magazine. Retrieved from https://www.viewpointmag.com/2017/02/03/beyond-lean-in-for-a-feminism-of-the-99-and-a-militant-international-strike-on-march-8/

Leonard, S. & Fraser, N. (2016). Capitalism’s crisis of care. Dissent. Retrieved from https://www.dissentmagazine.org/article/nancy-fraser-interview-capitalism-crisis-of-care