The Socialist Feminist Working Group brings a more prominent feminist perspective to DSA and a socialist perspective to the mainstream feminist movement. For example, we provide resources for DSA local chapters to organize around feminist issues such as reproductive justice including economic justice and other issues that especially impact working class and poor women.
We know that the fight for democratic socialism must include diverse perspectives because, in the words of Audre Lorde, “the failure to recognize difference as a crucial strength is a failure to reach beyond the first patriarchal lesson. In our world, divide and conquer must become define and empower.”
Therefore, we pledge to produce feminist blog posts and brochure pieces and trainings and advice for DSA local chapters to be strong feminist allies, and generally to focus on patriarchy and allow members of any gender identity to collaborate on projects that empower women and promote a socialist feminist analysis. The team is currently working on a theory reading group for people who identify as women, for example.
We have also created a caucus, a private Facebook group, where DSA members who identify as women can communicate in a safe space. We also have a great socialist feminist reading list with lots of resources.
If you are interested in being actively involved in helping DSA at the national level with our socialist feminist work, please click here to fill out the interest form. We will then follow up with you about the best way you can plug in.
Listen below to Michele Rossi discuss Introduction to Socialist Feminism.
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