Top Girls: Implications of Predominance, Wealth, and Reputation of Women

Zahra Khozaei Ravari, Sivabala Naidu


Abstract: The present study intends to concentrate on the intersection between class, gender, capitalism and patriarchy in order to shape a patriarchal-capitalist ideology. In such an ideology working class women suffer as a result of their economic problems in patriarchal-capitalist society in Top Girls (1982) a famous play of by caryl Churchill, the contemporary British playwright. In this sense, The aim of this study is to show the issues of the equality of and difference among women, the social discrimination through class hierarchies among women and the capitalist forces over marginalized groups. In this regard, Marxist feminism, which focused on class in relation to capitalism, will be taken into consideration. Keywords: Oppression; Patriarchy; Capitalism; Inequality; Marxist feminism; Class hierarchiesRésumé: La présente étude a l’intention de se concentrer sur l'intersection entre la classe, le sexe, le capitalisme et le patriarcat en vue de former une idéologie de patriarcale-capitaliste. Dans une telle ideologie, la classe ouvriere souffre a la suite de leurs problèmes économiques en société patriarcale- capitaliste dans Top Girls (1982) une pièce de théâtre célèbre par Caryl Churchill, l’auteur dramatique britannique contemporain. En ce sens, le but de cette étude est de montrer les enjeux de l'égalité et les différence parmis les femmes, la discrimination sociale à travers des hiérarchies de classe entre les femmes et les forces capitalistes sur les groupes marginalisés. À cet égard, le féminisme marxiste, qui a porté sur la classe par rapport au capitalisme, seront prises en considération. Mots clés: L'oppression; Le patriarcat; Le capitalisme; L'inégalité; Le féminisme marxiste; Des hiérarchies de classes

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