Marxism-feminism and queer-feminist critiques of economy

Referring to Marx and Engels’ point that the domination of men over women was the first class opposition in history, theorists and activists have long “fought to have the ‘feminist revolution’ included within Marxism” (as Frigga Haug once stated).

As gender relations are relations of production, Marxist-feminism aims to merge the de-patriarchalisation of gender relations with the socialist reconstruction of the relations of production. The efforts to promote a “care revolution“ are a recent political expression of this current; protagonists in this field include the Italian-American lecturer Silvia Federici and the German social scientist Gabriele Winker. Gender and queer-feminist critique of economy represents a newer generation of feminism, which also aims to overcome the capitalist separation of production and reproduction.