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Transcription, Editing and Markup: Sam Richards and Paul Saba Copyright: You can freely copy, distribute and display this work; as well as make derivative and commercial works. Why are women oppressed?
In an attempt to at least partially answer this, it is useful to tease the central question apart. This article will start to address the following questions: Why and when did the division of labour between women and men become a relationship of dominance and oppression?
How did the development or evolution of society, social production and social relations, affect this relationship to make it a permanent one, rather than a temporary stage of human history. Following through historical stages, how and why has this oppression been deepened?
Have there been times or societies where it has been weakened, leading onto the question of the impact of imperialism. To what extent was it a fundamental and all pervasive oppression before the capitalist era became dominant? Is it explained by Marxist analysis of capitalism?
Is equality between men and women possible within an imperialist world system? Would such equality be a step forward for women? However, we should question at what point and why this division became a relationship of dominance — and oppression.
Why brave women, with their superior bodies which enable them to bear and to feed babies, become the underdog? We must reject other attributes said to be naturally feminine, like the ability to care for babies, change their nappies, nurse them when they are sick, oversee their development and education etc.
These things, men are just as capable or performing. However, many women are physically unwell and unable to labour during some of pregnancy, lactation and during times of other menstrual problems. This vulnerability must have played a part in their subjection.
Maria Mies, in her book, Patriarchy and Accumulation on a World Scale, has collected much information from women-centred research in anthropology on this question. Man the hunter was then able to hunt and capture women and young men, both of other agricultural tribes and nomads, when they came into his territory.
He was thus able to take the first steps in accumulation of property, surplus and power. Maria Mies stresses that evidence suggests that it was women who were the early agriculturists, not only, making vessels for gathering surplus food but also cultivating crops by means of early tools, such as digging sticks and hoes.
At this stage, hunting for meat was a peripheral activity, which only men could afford to experiment in, women being involved in the day-to-day feeding of herself, her milk- producing capacities and her young children. But, of course, societies developed differently in different parts of the globe, depending on vegetation, climate, and animal species.
Grasslands were more suited to nomadic life, fertile plains and river valleys to settled agriculture. The accumulation of surplus and private property, by pillage and force, not only made one section richer and more powerful than another, but was notable in that this powerful section was almost entirely men.
It would seem that men did not become more rich and powerful because of their superior strength, but because they were not tied by the hour-to-hour work of providing for the foetus and young children, and were indeed supported by women.
This freed them for other things. This analysis places the beginnings of oppression of women by men, and the oppression of one group of men slavesby another, in the same historical epoch.
The predatory mode of appropriation transforms autonomous human producers into conditions, of production for others. For example, from descriptions of aboriginal societies in Australia, it would appear that these societies are not based on class oppression, but are, nevertheless, societies in which women have no democratic rights and are treated more like animals than humans, Robert Hughes The Fatal Shore.
Thus although in many places the two processes went together they were, in fact, independent. The analysis of Engels, on the other hand, in—The Origin of the, Family, Private Property and the State,—did not see the oppression of women as a separate form of oppression with its own history and causes.Racist ideas.
As the slave trade developed, Europeans created a racist ideology which could be used to justify the trade. Africans were thought to be sub-human, .
The other fundamental aspect of women’s oppression in capitalist society and one that has roots in earlier systems, is the lack of democratic rights. This affects women of all classes. In social systems, such as slavery arid feudalism, the mass of people had no democratic rights and were in fact owned to a great extent by other humans.
In the second half of the 20th century, black feminism as a political and social movement grew out of black women's feelings of discontent with both the Civil Rights Movement and the feminist movement of the s and s. All Black Peoples are called ‘Abeed’ plural for ‘Slaves’. While the European involvement in the African Trans -Atlantic slave trade to the Americas lasted for just over years, the Arab involvement in the African slave trade has lasted years, and in some parts of .
This is How Black People (any oppressed people) persevere Find this Pin and more on slavery by Linda Peoples. Clara Belle Williams was the first African-American graduate of New Mexico State University. Black people shall no longer be denied parole because the victim of the crime was white, which is a particular problem in southern states.
An immediate end to racist gang enhancement laws targeting Black and Brown people.