Women of America: We're Going on Strike

The ‘lean-in’ variety of feminism won’t defeat this administration, but a mobilization of the 99% will. On 8 March we will take to the streets. Link to the full post on The Guardian below.


A word on the contributing authors:

Barbara Ransby: Barbara Ransby is the President of the National Women’s Studies Association and is a well-published author and activist; her book Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement: A Radical Democratic Vision has received eight national awards.

Linda Martin Alcoff: Alcoff is a distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Hunter College and has written three books of her own in addition to editing/co-editing ten others with a focus on social identity and race, epistemology and politics, sexual violence, Foucault, Dussel, and Latino issues in philosophy. She was named one of the top 100 most influential Hispanics in the US in 2006.

Cinzia Arruzza: Arruzza is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the New School for Social Research and is currently working on a research project that focuses on gender, capitalism, social reproduction and Marx’s critique of political economy.

Tithi Bhattacharya: Dr. Bhattacharya is an Associate Professor of Global Studies at Perdue and specializes in Modern South Asian History, colonialism, nation and class formation and gender in her writings.

Nancy Fraser: Fraser is Professor of Philosophy at The New School in New York and is well known for her critiques of identity politics and contemporary liberal feminism. She also holds honorary doctoral degrees from four universities in three countries.

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor: Taylor is an Assistant Professor at Princeton and the author of From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation. She regularly writes on issues of race and class in the US.

Rasmea Yousef Odeah: Odeah is the associate director of the Arab American Action Network, leader of that group's Arab Women's Committee and a former member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.

Angela Davis: Angela Davis is a longtime and well-known activist that co-founded Critical Resistance, a grassroots organization working to abolish the prison-industrial complex. She has regularly been involved in social justice and political action since the 1960’s. Her work is regularly addressed in courses offered by the Feminist Studies Department at UCSB.