Working-class women are too busy for gender theory – but they’re still feminists

Sarah Smarsh writes for The Guardian: “Their worlds often resist the container of politicized terminology that is often the exclusive province of college-educated people. But working-class women have seen the most devastating outcomes of gender inequality. Impoverished mothers with hungry children, abused wives too poor and rural to access the legal system, work that is not only undervalued and underpaid but makes their fingers bleed.

For these women, the fight to merely survive is a declaration of equality that could be called “feminist”. But here’s the thing: in my experience, right or wrong, they don’t give a shit what you call it.”

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