sex and sexuality

Trans 101 for Wobblies, part 3: Awareness of widespread problems

Part 3 of the ongoing series by Boston IWW member Fey on Trans issues in the labour movement. Originally appeared here.

Trans 101 for Wobblies, part 2: Challenging assumptions & misconceptions

Part 2 in the series on Trans issues by Boston IWW member Fey, originally appeared here.

Refugees from Amerika: A Gay Manifesto

Called a Gay Manifesto, this is really Carl Wittman's personal views on being a Gay male in 1970. In addition to criticising homophobia it also criticises the attitudes and strategies of the Gay Lib movement and offers some alternatives. Also includes some very personal beliefs and observations.

Trans 101 for Wobblies, part 1: Understanding basic terminology

A member of the Boston IWW drew up this introduction to Trans terms and issues effecting trans people. Part one of an ongoing series. Originally appeared here

Beyond “F*ck You”: An organizer’s approach to confronting hateful language at work

Most likely many of us have had to deal with hateful language and sentiments at our jobs. Here is an account by Coeur de Bord about their response at their workplace.

The society of stimulation

An introduction to the idea of a society of stimulation that produces hyperaroused bodies which, unable to take the strain, become anxious and depressed bodies.

The second sex - Simone de Beauvoir

Of all the writing that emerged from the existentialist movement, Simone de Beauvoir's groundbreaking study of women will probably have the most extensive and enduring impact.

No turning back: The history of feminism and the future of women - Estelle B. Freedman

Repeatedly declared dead by the media, the women’s movement has never been as vibrant as it is today.

Queering anarchism: Addressing and undressing power and desire - C.B. Daring, J. Rogue, Deric Shannon, and Abbey Volcano

What does it mean to "queer" the world around us? How does the radical refusal of the mainstream codification of GLBT identity as a new gender norm come into focus in the context of anarchist theory and practice?

Red Evangelicals: Genesis

RCP leader Bob Avakian

First part of a series looking into the history of the RCP (USA) and its relationship with the LGBT community. This one deals with the origins of its policy on homosexuality.