sex and sexuality

Patriarchy, domestic mode of production, gender, and class - Christine Delphy

Patriarchy, domestic mode of production, gender, and class - Christine Delphy

Christine Delphy proposes that there is a parallel mode of production - domestic production - alongside capitalism.

Rethinking sex and gender - Christine Delphy

Rethinking sex and gender

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

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).

The heterosexual questionnaire

The heterosexual questionnaire was created back in 1972 to put heterosexual people in the shoes of a gay person for just a moment. Questions and assumptions made of gays and lesbians that are unfair, are reversed and this time asked to straight people to demonstrate their absurdity.

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 heterosexual privilege checklist

A checklist from Queers United of things which heterosexuals do not have to be personally concerned about. We do not necessarily agree with all of it but reproduce it for reference.

Paedophilia and rape culture

A blog looking at the prevalence of child abuse in our society and how it relates to rape culture.

TRIGGER WARNING FOR CHILD ABUSE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT.

Engels was Right: Early Human Kinship was Matrilineal

Mother and baby, Hadza tribe, Tanzania

The earliest human institution was not the nuclear family. The latest research now indicates that it was the communistic, female-centred clan.

Engels argued this in 1884. After a century of establishment denial, including complicity by 'Marxists', it now turns out that he was right after all.

Fifty shades of capitalism: Pain and bondage in the American workplace

Lynn Parramore on the sadism of modern wage labour.

Not Your Mom’s Trans 101 - Asher

There are girls who have penises, boys with vulva and transphobes without teeth

There is a huge problem with the way that people are taught about gender in this society. Children are indoctrinated early to believe that there are two sexes, corresponding with two genders, which are both immutable and non-voluntary and completely beyond our control. This worldview is called the gender binary, and it has no room in it for us.