sex and sexuality

Gender Nihilism: An Anti-Manifesto - Alyson Escalante

Gender Nihilism: An Anti-Manifesto by Alyson Escalante

Alyson Escalante's critiques of the trans community's reliance on gender essentialism and a proposal for a radical negation as the solution to gendered alienation and oppression. To be included in the upcoming anthology Fuck Your Gender Neutral Prison! A Nihilist Insurrection Against Gender.

Note that this version has been augmented with an excerpt from an addendum by the author which addresses some limitations of the original.

Prostitution Rights

Decriminalization takes prostitution from the jurisdiction of the criminal code. It means private sexual acts between consenting adults are placed outside the realm of criminal laws.

Sex-and-violence and the origin of the novel - Alex Comfort

Anarchist Alex Comfort on sex and violence in contemporary literature.

Wilhelm Reich and the Sexual Revolution

Reich was already garnering an audience amongst anarchists with the advent of some of his theories, but Berneri is credited with having popularised his ideas further.

Fourier and computer dating - Joan Roelofs

Fourieran Phalanstery - by Daubigny

Charles Fourier was an early utopian socialist who influenced many later theorists including Marx & Engels and the Situationists. His imaginative - and often amusing - visions of future communities are discussed here; including arrangements of collective working, education and sexual relations. “What Fourier proposed was a new amorous order, in which marriage would be abolished, child care and housework collectivized, and a “sexual minimum” the right of all.” The author speculates that modern computer technology would make implementation of his visions much easier today.

Beyond F*ck You 2: workplace organizing against oppressive language and behavior

A sequel to a previous article, a Twin Cities IWW member writes about how he’s dealt with homophobic remarks and sentiments at work. This originally appeared in YOU BETTER WORK: queer, trans, feminist workers stories #1

Trans 101 for Wobblies

A great set of introductory guides to trans terminology, issues for trans people and trans issues as workers' rights issues. Produced by Fey, a trans member of the Industrial Workers of the World revolutionary union, nicknamed the "Wobblies".

Trans 101 for Wobblies, part 6: Trans issues as labor issues

The final part in Fey's series on Trans issues, originally appeared on the website of the Boston branch of the Industrial Workers of the World.

Trans 101 for Wobblies, part 5: FAQs

Another part the ongoing series by Boston IWW member Fey on Trans issues. Originally appeared here.

Trans 101 for Wobblies, part 4: Common complaints about radical environments

Part 4 of the series on Trans issues by Fey of the Boston IWW. Part one, part two, part three. Originally appeared here.