Marxist Feminism: An Overview

Hiaisanat Jahan


Feminist theories describe, explain, and analyze the conditions o f women's lives.
The basic issue that has concerned feminist theories is, depending on the terms one
prefers, women’s inequcdiiy, .subordination, or domination by men. Marxism rejected
the popular hypothesis that women remain dominated under the males from the very
beginning o f human civilization. Through historical analysis Marxism explained
that, with the emergence o f class in human society, women became suppressed under
the dominant males. As such from Marxist view point the basis o f women's
exploitation is closely linked with and rooted in the introduction o f class exploitation
in human society. This paper attempst to analyze Marxian view o f feminism and its

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