On International Working Women’s Day (March 8th) the Party for Socialism and Liberation – Asheville organized a forum on housing as a women’s issue.

«Women workers make up an overwhelming portion of the low-wage workforce and are the fastest growing group of those who are homeless. The lack of access to affordable housing forces many women to choose between domestic abuse and homelessness.

Housing inequalities have historically served not only to exploit the working class for profit but also to control the social status of women. The creation of private property coincided with the notion of women as property. Working-class women, especially women of color, are at the center of the housing struggle because they have fewer political rights and face greater economic insecurity (women are still 35 percent more likely than men to be low-income workers).»
The extract is from the event description.

 

Watch the presentation here: