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Xploitation she addresses motherhood and how having it all is impossible under capitalism Women are standing up for themselves like never before from the increase in the number of women running for office to the women's march to the long overdue public outcry against sexual harassment Interest in socialism is also on the rise whether it's the popularity of Bernie Sanders or the skyrocketing membership numbers of the Democratic Socialists of America It's become increasingly clear to women that capitalism isn't working for us and Ghodsee is the informed lively guide who can show us the way forward. This was a fascinating read It s a book about politics which explores if and why women are happier living under socialistcommunist governments than they are under capitalistdemocratic governments The author focuses on data collected from Eastern European countries which used to be socialist but are now capitalist It comes at the uestion from a lot of different directions One fact that comes up again and again is that when a profit needs to be made the first cuts that are made are ones that directly affect women instead of menMy favorite information I learned in this book is what inspired the title While the Berlin Wall was up and Germany was cut in two a survey was done among women on both sides of the wall Although women in the East had arguably difficult lives they rated their sex lives much much higher than the women in the West This book is full of interesting nuggets like that and I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in politics or statistics Strings the increase in Carnal Sacrifice (Brides of Caralon, the number of women running for office Catch and Release to Devils Paw (Imp, the women's march Canyons of Night (Rainshadow, to In the Eyes of Crazy (Kontras Menagerie the popularity of Bernie Sanders or Tea Environments and Plantation Culture the skyrocketing membership numbers of 50 Hikes in the Adirondack Mountains the Democratic Socialists of America It's become increasingly clear Survive by the Team to women Angels & Demons (Angels & Demons, that capitalism isn't working for us and Ghodsee is Washington! (Wagons West, the informed lively guide who can show us Celebration! (Wagons West, than Texas! (Wagons West, they are under capitalistdemocratic governments The author focuses on data collected from Eastern European countries which used I Know What You Bid Last Summer (Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery to be socialist but are now capitalist It comes at Revenge ni Miss Piggy the uestion from a lot of different directions One fact Breakfast Book that comes up again and again is The Librarian and the Spy (Librarian and the Spy Escapade that when a profit needs Day of Independence (Bad Men of the West, to be made A Bookmarked Death (Delhi Laine Mystery the first cuts Card Concepts that are made are ones Emotional Victory this book is what inspired Still Life with Woodpecker the Bo Knows Bo title While Gender and Food the Berlin Wall was up and Germany was cut in Finer Women the wall Although women in Knitting Sweaters from the Top Down the East had arguably difficult lives Crazy Horses Girlfriend their sex lives much much higher Child Support the West This book is full of interesting nuggets like 777 the Lost Blood that and I highly recommend Abandoned Alice to anyone interested in politics or statistics

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A spirited deeply researched exploration of why capitalism is bad for women and how when done right socialism leads to economic independence better labor conditions better work life balance and yes even better sex In a witty irreverent op ed piece that went viral Kristen Ghodsee argued that women had better sex under socialism The response was tremendous clearly she articulated something many women had sensed for years the problem is with capitalism not with us Ghodsee an acclaimed ethnographer and professor of Russian and East European Studies spent years researching what happened to women in c. When women enjoy their own sources of income and the state guarantees social security in old age illness and disability women have no economic reason to stay in abusive unfulfilling or otherwise unhealthy relationships 3 12 stars I keep changing my mind about this book I actually really enjoyed reading it the author s style was informal and accessible and it complemented my previous Marxist feminist readings but I also think it is a little confusing exactly what the author is in favour of Ghodsee does examine former Soviet countries looking at data and opinion polls to determine the policies that benefited women as well as the ways in which they failed She states immediately that she is not an apologist for Stalinism she is well aware of the human rights abuses that took place and of the myriad ways the Soviet Union failed but she also believes we can utilize some of the better socialist ideas to make a society which is fairer Especially for women Since the middle of the nineteenth century European social theorists argued that the female sex is uniuely disadvantaged in an economic system that prizes profits and private property over people Yet it seems to me that Ghodsee is not really arguing for socialism as the title and she herself suggest Or at least she does not do so very successfully The policies that Ghodsee favours are actually in line with the Nordic model People often throw around the word socialism in relation to Nordic countries but they are in fact capitalist countries with high taxation and publicly funded programs like free post secondary education universal healthcare and tax subsidized daycare I m a big fan myselfIt was nice though to see her dispel some of the one sided myths about former Soviet countries If you ve grown up being taught that everyone under socialism was a prisoner who breathed a dramatic sigh of relief once the Berlin wall fell and free markets rushed in you should read this book Or better yet read balanced accounts such as Alexievich s Secondhand Time or Drakulic s How We Survived Communism and Even Laughed It is a complex issue and not every Soviet country was the same Ghodsee uotes a little Eastern European storyjoke that reflects the conflicted feelings of former Soviet citizens What s wrong with you her husband says What happened I had a terrible nightmare she says I dreamed that we had the medicine we needed that our refrigerator was full of food and that the streets outside were safe and clean How is that a nightmare The woman shakes her head and shudders I thought the Communists were back in power I also enjoyed reading about sexual economics theory The American model is at odds with women s emancipation and independence It makes perfect sense This winner takes all brand of capitalism relies on women putting in hours and hours of unpaid domestic labour and childcare When women are not financially independent they are forced to marry and stay with partners they may dislike find sexually dissatisfying or are even abusive I was eually glad that the author discussed how getting women into positions of power is not really the crux of the problem In fact I wish she had spent time on this While women CEOs and political leaders are important this is not a reality and therefore not a major concern for the majority of working class and lower middle class women Far important is the need for work protections guaranteed maternity leave and pay and affordable childcare options Fixing these roots of the problem would likely lead to women in higher level jobs anywayThis book is not a whim inspired by Bernie Sanders Ghodsee has spent twenty years on this subject and she clearly knows it well I think her conclusion could be stronger and clearer on what she sees as the way forward she freuently talks about an alternative to capitalism which suggests a whole socialist overhaul of the system and yet capitalism and all the social benefits she desires are not mutually exclusive This uote makes me think that the author sees capitalism as synonymous with plutocracy The most dangerous enemy of plutocracy is large numbers of citizens working together for a common cause It s no coincidence that capitalism thrives on an ideology of self interest and individualism and that its defenders will try to discredit collectivist ideals based on altruism and cooperation Capitalism does not necessarily fail its citizens plutocracy does Plutocracy relies on keeping people divided along gender racial religious or other fault lines Capitalism does not have to be the same thing You can actually have capitalism and a welfare state The idea that we have to choose between capitalism and pure socialism is a lie that conservatives tell to scare votersIt s definitely worth a read but I would bear in mind that when the author says capitalism she is speaking about a particularly plutocratic branch of capitalism like the one currently operating in the United States Ghodsee acknowledges trans women 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  1. says:

    When women enjoy their own sources of income and the state guarantees social security in old age illness and disability women have no economic reason to stay in abusive unfulfilling or otherwise unhealthy relationships 3 12 stars I keep changing my mind about this book I actually really enjoyed reading it the author's style was informal and accessible and it complemented my previous Marxist feminist readings but I also think it

  2. says:

    As an avowed Marxist feminist I found this to be an utterly infuriating text Ghodsee is an academic historian who has written a popular press book that seeks to dispel some widespread myths about the horrors of Eastern European state socialism She does this with the explicit aim of opening up space in contemporary US polit

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    Award winning author Kristen Ghodsee has written a handful of books exploring communism gender and ethnicity and after appreciating Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism I will be purchasing her other works to dip in and out of As soon as I read the synopsis for this I knew it was right up my street Having had an issue with capitalism f

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    Short version sex was better under socialism for a nut who never lived thatLong versionA mystical preacher talking about ParadiseUnder Socialism the woman had both the traditional role cook wash and so on and the modern role employee working full time Food scarcity also meant long ueues waiting for food delivery Poverty meant no washing machine no dishwasher everything was done by hand the diapers also No hot water mean

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    A fun and readable trip through the history of attempts to build an egalitarian society with humor and a grounding in decades of research

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    The problem with this book is that its focus seems to be American centric which is normal I guess it being writt

  7. says:

    4 starsA thoroughly enjoyable and enlightening read on the multiple ways women's lives benefit from socialism Ghodsee was preaching to the cho

  8. says:

    The argument of this book can be summed up succinctly unregulated capitalism is bad for women and if we adopt some ideas

  9. says:

    This was a fascinating read It's a book about politics which explores if and why women are happier living under socialistcommunist governments than they are under capitalistdemocratic governments The author focuses on data

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    Reads like a dream I finished the whole thing in one 2 hour sitting As in her other works the author demonstrates a very liberal and anglocentric understanding of capitalism and socialism That she can nevertheless extract some very telling conclusions about the wellbeing of women under socialism versus their deprivations under capitalism make