It is common for students of political theory to ask about the relationship between Marxism and feminism, to question whether it is reasonable for Marxists to be called feminists and if so whether this label is somehow useful or necessary, … Continue reading Marxism and Feminism: Two Traditions
It is become common practice among those committed to the great task of combatting all oppression to refer to transphobic feminist icons, such as Germaine Greer, and their less well-known followers as TERFs (trans-exclusionary radical feminists) in order to contrast … Continue reading Not TERFs, but TERFism: Marxism Against Radical Feminism
Imperialism, generated by capitalism(1), is a fundamental feature of the present world order. Some regions of the world are subjected, their historically belated bourgeoises having been rendered unable to complete the tasks of the bourgeois democratic revolution and bound by a thousand threads to the bourgeois in other parts of the world, and others are enriched by their subjection(2). The division of the world into the major imperialist powers and the colonial or semi-colonial countries is an inarguable fact and the dynamics of the world economy cannot be understood without taking into account this fact. In the realm of ideas … Continue reading Discursive Imperialism and the Enemies of Reason or Scientific Socialism Against Individual Tokenism
A selected works of Lucy Parsons is now available through the libcom site (https://libcom.org/library/lifelong-anarchist-selected-words-writings-lucy-parsons) and the writings of Lucy Parsons are certainly worth reading and studying. There is much to learn from Parsons and her works can provide inspiration from … Continue reading Hands Off Lucy Parsons!
What the most sophisticated modern feminists, such as Butler and Lorde(1), have in common is that they are weavers of nets. A net, of course, is the most elegant way of conceiving oppression in terms of the intersectional framework Butler, … Continue reading Trees, Nets, and Other Curiosities: Marxism and Intersectional Feminism