Acta Cogitata: An Undergraduate Journal in Philosophy


Feminists of the Western world claim to be striving for the liberation of all women, yet face a number of challenges in the pursuit of truly acting upon this objective. One of these challenges is the way in which western structures, such as capitalism, thrive off of the exploitation of women in developing countries. Other related challenges include the unintentional belittling of the cultures and feminist movements of developing countries through cultural imperialism and culture-blaming. In this paper, I argue that the only version of feminism that truly works for the liberation of all women is socialist feminism. Furthermore, this must be a version of socialist feminism that allows for feminists to approach the dismantling of capitalism in whatever way is most feasible and effective for them to do as such. In this paper, I focus specifically on the way that materialist ecofeminism in developing countries is a necessary component to the global dismantling of capitalism.

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