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Childhood as we know it is a social construct and we need to abolish if we want to free both women and children from oppression.

What sounds like an extraordinarily radical argument today has already been conceptualized and presented by Shulamith Firestone in an essay during the second wave of Feminism. In this IAPSS Political Theory SRC webinar held on the 20th of July in 2021, Vanessa Moll from the Aarhus Universitet in Denmark will discuss Firestones’ essay in-depth and explore in detail how the oppression of children is connected to class and gender issues.

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