feminism

Homeplace (A Site of Resistance)

bell hooks

This essay, by bell hooks, was first published in 1990 in Yearning: Race, gender, and cultural politics. Boston, MA: South End Press. Chicago

An End to the Neglect of the Problems of the Negro Woman!

Claudia Jones

An essay by Claudia Jones first published in 1949. It is sometimes taken to anticipate intersectional analysis.

The Minerva Café

The junction of High Holborn and Kingsway, circa 1925

A short history of the Minerva Cafe, a radical feminist centre in Holborn, London, in the early 20th century, by Nick Heath.

Du féminisme illustré - éditions Blast & Meor

This 2015 pamphlet, 'Feminism Illustrated', combines the translations of a 1974 article written for 'Le Fléau Social' ['The Social Plague'], and a 2015 interview, both signed 'Constance Chatterley', an alias Gilles Dauvé used for that French magazine in 1974. Nearly all 'Fléau Social' articles were signed under fanciful aliases.

The arcane of reproduction - Leopoldina Fortunati

Fortunati critiques the traditional Marxist category of “productive” labor and examines the effects on the capitalist “reproductive” roles of women’s labor and bodies, with illuminating consequences for the received understanding of society and the modern “nuclear” family.

The Iceland women’s strike, 1975

Women on strike in Reykjavik, 1975

A short history of the strike, or day off, by 90% of women in Iceland for equality with men on 24 October, 1975, written by Steven Johns.

C. Inza Deboise- Domestic Violence and Social Work from an Anarchist Perspective

Article by a domestic violence worker about the complicity of social services in the enforcement of patriarchy.

Marx on gender and the family: a critical study - Heather A. Brown

This, the first book-length study devoted exclusively to Marx’s perspectives on gender and the family, offers a fresh look at this topic in light of twenty-first century concerns.

On the "woman question" - Gilles Dauvé

"Too Marxist for a feminist? Too feminist for a Marxist? Or not enough…? Best see for yourself."
Gilles Dauvé examines woman/sex/gender question, and what it has become in the capitalist mode of production.

Let's Get Organized - Anarchist Unionism: The Feminist Connection

"Let's Get Organized - Anarchist Unionism: The Feminist Connection" was an early 1990's folded leaflet/brochure issued by the Workers Solidarity Alliance (WSA) "Working Group on Feminism and Sexism." The Working group was formed as both an internal and external group.