As you might have noticed from the title of Federici’s book, she worships Shakespeare’s Caliban. She has read a bit too much of the idiot essayist Fernandez Retamar and has decided that Caliban symbolizes the oppressed non-white minorities fighting against colonial oppression.
What’s really crazy, though, is that Federici, a feminist, is so eager to worship a rapist. The goal of Caliban’s attempts at liberation in the play is being able to rape Miranda. Federici avoids mentioning this unpleasant fact because everything fades away once she gets a chance to posture as an anti-racist.
There is a whole generation of feminists who are more than happy to piss on every feminist issue if they get to scratch the itch of liberal guilt in exchange.