The White Album - The Women's Movement Summary & Analysis

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The Women's Movement Summary and Analysis

The Third selection of essays from Joan Didion in "The White Album" is headed by the article entitled 'The Woman's Movement'. They cover the writers thoughts on the formation of feminism and key feminist figures of her times.

What follows is the writers appreciation of the woman's movement, one which she critiques for not having truly brought forward its revolutionary beginnings. The writer notes how the Women's Movement began with the application of the Marxist critique to gender studies, and that if we look at the roles of women and men in society we can see vast inequalities in their respective access to the means of production, liberty and wealth. Didion notes how that a gender is now presented as a 'class' (as in the common Marxist and Communist understanding of 'working class' and 'upper class' as...

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