Why are women more often to be found on the sticky floor of low pay than above the glass ceiling where the rich reside? Why is there an assault on the gains of the women's movement?
As austerity bites and new debates about oppression rage, Judith Orr steers a path through the history and future of the fight for women's liberation.
'A tour de force. Wide ranging, tackling complex issues with a sure grasp, and deeply informed both historically and in the present, this readable text supplies both essential information and strong arguements. For Marxists seeking to understand feminism, for feminists seeking to understand Marxism, and for anyone looking for a way to transcend the brutality of contemporary capitalism, this is essential reading.' Hester Eisenstein, professor of sociology, City University of New York
'A sharp introduction to one of the key political questions of our time...a powerful and urgent call to action.' Sinead Kennedy, abortion rights campaigner with Action for Choice, Ireland
'A very important book examining the retreats and contradictions of women's liberation in the 21st century.' Jane Hardy, professor of political economy, University of Hertfordshire