Isn’t Bernie just another old, white man? Shouldn’t feminists instead support one of the smart, competent women on the primary ticket?
These are valid questions, but whether we’re talking about the environment, healthcare and reproductive rights, immigration, or strengthening unions, Bernie’s policies are fundamentally feminist ones. His program addresses not only issues of gender, but tackles all of the intersecting oppressions that exist under capitalism. No other candidate can make that claim.
Join East Bay DSA’s Socialist Night School on Tuesday, Feb. 18 for a panel a discussion featuring reproductive rights organizer and East Bay DSA Steering Committee member Allie Lahey, Kaiser RN Luci Riley, and OEA member and organizer Vilma Serrano for discussion of why “leaning in” is not an effective strategy for winning the 2020 election, and how a President Sanders can help improve the lives of all women. East Bay DSA organizer and SEIU 1021 member Ashley Payne moderates.
This event is the final installment in our four-part series on Bernie 2020, capitalism, and democratic socialism. We will discuss what is absent from some Marxists’ analyses of capitalism: social reproduction and the many ways labor — waged or unwaged — is divided along lines of gender, race, and class.
See the assigned readings here: https://www.eastbaydsa.org/night-school/