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Small tweaks here and there: On the limits of Hillary's feminism.

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Living in the United States of America, I'd take any kind of socialism, personally. I'm not very sectarian about this. But what's important about the idea of socialist feminism is not necessarily what kind of socialism you have, but the idea that the fate of women is deeply intertwined with the approach that we take to economic arrangements.

Journalist Liza Featherstone explains her definition of socialist feminism, and explains why Hillary Clinton's past and politics - from her rightward New Democrat manouvering in partnership with Bill, to her current role as advocate of the corporate status quo - reveals a shallow feminism unwilling to challenge the structural inequalities women outside the elite face on a daily basis.

Liza wrote recent pieces Hillary Clinton's Faux Feminism for Truthout and Why This Socialist Feminist Is Not Voting for Hillary for The Nation.

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Liza Featherstone

Liza Featherstone is a journalist, essayist and a contributing editor to The Nation.

 

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