for your note to FEMINIST.COM.
In response to your questions:
1. What explanation does Mitchell.J
(1976) give for the relationship
between capitalism and patriarchy
and the place of the family?
I can't attempt to put words
in Mitchell's mouth--have you
read her book?
Is she correct to priorities
social class over gender?
I don't think that class and
gender can be separated--nor
can race. For instance, even
if you are of a "higher" social
class" your gender is still
an issue. These are three interelated
movements and each has the same
oppressive forces fighting against
What other kinds of explanation
have been given for the relationship
between capitalism and patriarchy?
I think "capitalism and patriarchy"
are related because both are
based on a hierarchy. What feminism
is attempting to do is to create
a full circle approach rather
than a linear one. One that
is based on equality, not domination
of either class or gender.