Vol. 8 No. 1 The Political Economy of Women’s Liberation

Women workers make the economy work but the economy doesn’t work for us. The corporate media and tiny elite of billionaires would have us believe that U.S. capitalism reigns free with no restriction, dictated only by the market. Under “free market” logic, economic crises seem unavoidable and unsolvable. This is not the case. Economic crises are part and parcel of the capitalist system, and reveal the government’s failure to provide for people’s needs. During economic downturns, the responsibility of pinching pennies falls squarely on women, and the exploitation of women workers and violence increase. We bear the burden of the failures of the system. From rising rents, to the recent baby formula shortage, to a deep dive into foster care, this issue seeks to make understanding the capitalist economic situation accessible for all working and poor women, from a revolutionary perspective.