I’m writing a review of a book that claims that feminism is anti-materialist by nature. This is so deeply stupid it makes my head hurt. The feminism of the book’s author is made possible by her having access to every gadget, domestic appliance, and processed, prepackaged good in existence. Try being a feminist without a washer, dryer, microwave, diaper, paper towel, hygienic pad, and supermarket, and then we’ll talk.
Capitalism made feminism because, in the solid stage, it needed women in the workforce.
Now capitalism is dispensing with feminism because it entered into the fluid stage and no longer needs a large workforce, and especially not the female workforce that, by definition, tends to be sedentary.
As for materialism, women need things a lot more than men do. If you don’t get it, ask yourself which object plays the same role in a men’s life that a tampon plays in a woman’s.