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By Hester Eisenstein

In a pioneering reinterpretation of the function of mainstream feminism, Eisenstein indicates how the ruling elites of built international locations make the most of women's hard work and the information of women's liberation and empowerment to take care of their fiscal and political energy, either at domestic and out of the country. Her explorations variety from the abolition of "welfare as we all know it" and the finishing of the relations salary within the usa to the production of export-processing zones within the international South that rely on women's "nimble fingers"; and from the championing of microcredit as a route to women's empowerment within the worldwide South to the declare of women's presumed liberation within the West as an ideological weapon within the struggle on terrorism. Eisenstein demanding situations activists and intellectuals to acknowledge that overseas feminism is at a fateful crossroads, and argues that it is vital for feminists to throw of their lot with the revolutionary forces which are looking choices to globalized company capitalism.

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