feminism

Rethinking sex and gender - Christine Delphy

Rethinking sex and gender

Christine Delphy on the social construction of sex, gender, hierarchy and division.

The poverty of privilege politics

In this text from September 2012 the authors argue that privilege politics may not lead us towards a revolutionary perspective.

Moving towards solidarity - Laurie Penny

Transphobic feminism makes no sense, argues Laurie Penny.

Review: Anarchism and sexuality

DD Johnston's review of Anarchism and Sexuality, a multi-authored book edited by Jamie Heckert and Richard Cleminson (Abingdon & New York: Routledge, 2011).

Anarcho-feminism and Louise Michel - Marian Leighton

Marian Leighton on the beliefs and eventful life of the revolutionary Louise Michel.

A collection of essays on feminism and sexism in the anarchist movement

Published by various authors on International Womens Day, 2011, to commemorate the international day of struggle for womens liberation.

Women and feminism - reading guide

Mujeres Libres

Libcom.org's reading guide on feminism, women and women's struggles against patriarchy and capital.

Theorizing patriarchy - Silvia Walby

Theorizing Patriarchy - Silvia Walby

Silvia Walby's 1990 book sets out a dual-systems approach to theorizing capitalism and patriarchy, synthesising Marxist and radical feminist perspectives.

The problem with work: feminism, marxism, antiwork politics and postwork imaginaries - Kathi Weeks

In The Problem with Work, Kathi Weeks boldly challenges the presupposition that work, or waged labor, is inherently a social and political good. While progressive political movements, including the Marxist and feminist movements, have fought for equal pay, better work conditions, and the recognition of unpaid work as a valued form of labor, even they have tended to accept work as a naturalized or inevitable activity. Weeks argues that in taking work as a given, we have “depoliticized” it, or removed it from the realm of political critique.