Privatized Feminism, Commodification of Love

Just before Labor Day 2022, renowned US journalist and writer Barbara Ehrenreich died. In 2000, she was about to release the book “Nickel and Dimed”, about going underground as a domestic worker. She and sociologist Arlie Hochschild were writing about international capitalism’s effects on women’s livelihoods – bringing them to developed countries for work, leaving their kids behind. WINGS contributor Kellia Ramares chose excerpts from their joint appearance at the 4th annual Mario Savio Free Speech Lecture in Berkeley, California. Their speech was titled FORWARD AND BACKWARD: Women, Globalization and the New Class Structure.

Women’s International News Gathering Service (WINGS) has been covering the global women’s movement and related issues for community radio since 1986. Contact: [email protected].

Share This Episode