5 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Interesting starting point for feminism but ultimately flawed,
This review is from: The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State (Classics) (Paperback)
Whilst this is a crucial work upon which modern Marxist feminisms base themselves I believe that the central argument, viz. that there existed a utopian state of nature in which matriarchy was the organizing force of society, is ultimately flawed and serves only as a distraction on our ongoing quest towards creating a better working society. Let us look not towards a past about which we can never be certain but rather towards a future which we are free to shape as we wish!