After neoliberalism: the need for a gender revolution

Spring 2014

Discusses neo-patriarchy, the new gender settlement through which patriarchy is entangled with neoliberalism. Since the gains first made by 1970s feminism there has been little further advance; instead capitalism has adapted to new forms of gender power. In particular, the massive increase in violence across the globe has seen the growth of militarised masculinity, especially in countries struggling to establish democracy in South America and Africa; while the dismantling of welfare states – as for example in China – has undermined equality for a whole generation of mothers.

Soundings 56 Austerity generation