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The Dialectic of Sex: The Case for Feminist Revolution

The Dialectic of Sex: The
Case for Feminist Revolution
Shulamith FirestoneWilliam Morrow1970

From Wikipedia: This book was written over a few months when Firestone was 25. In it, she argues that the “sexual class system” predates and runs deeper than any other form of oppression, and that the eradication of sexism will require a radical reordering of society:

The first women are fleeing the massacre, and, shaking and tottering, are beginning to find each other. This is painful: no matter how many levels of consciousness one reaches, the problem always goes deeper. It is everywhere. Feminists have to question, not just all of Western culture, but the organization of culture itself, and further, even the very organization of nature.

Shulamith Firestone, The Dialectic of Sex / page 3-4.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Dialectic of Sex
Chapter 2: On American Feminism
Chapter 3: Freudianiam: The Misguided Feminism
Chapter 4: Down With Childhood
Chapter 5: Racism: The Sexism of the Family of Man
Chapter 6: Love
Chapter 7: The Culture of Romance
Chapter 8: (Male) Culture
Chapter 9: Dialectics of Cultural History
Chapter 10: Feminism and Ecology Conclusion