women

Humans lived as anarchist-communist hunter-gatherers for 100,000 years. But how did this 'primitive' communism work?

It would be absurd to try to return to the social relations of our hunter-gatherer ancestors. But these social relations lasted for 100,000 years in the most successful anarchist-communism experiment in history. So there must be something to learn from hunter-gatherers.

The pygmies of Central Africa traditionally live in ways that come closest to the ways prehistoric hunter-gathers may have lived. This article is one of the most recent studies of the way African pygmies make anarchist-communism work by maintaining egalitarian social relations.

Blood Relations: Menstruation and the origins of culture

Rock art image of girl's first menstruation ceremony

This highly original book presents a new theory of the origins of human culture. Integrating perspectives of evolutionary biology and social anthropology within a Marxist framework, Chris Knight rejects the common assumption that human culture was a modified extension of primate behaviour and argues instead that it was the product of an immense social, sexual and political revolution initiated by women.

Hernáez Vargas, Casilda aka Kasi, 1914-1992

Casilda Hernaez

A short biography of Basque anarchist Casilda Hernaez.

Response to racist TEFL blog

A response to a racist blog posted in support of actions happening at the Speak Up School of English in London.

Liaño, Concha (1916-2014)

Concha Liaño

A short biography of Concha Liaño, one of the founders of the Spanish anarchist women's movement Mujeres Libres

Rius, Maria, 1909-c.1970

A short biography of the Spanish anarchist Maria Rius.

Not, Josepa “Pepita” (1900-1938)

Pepita Not (right)

A short biography of Pepita Not, active in the Spanish anarchist group Los Solidarios.

Working for The Man

This describes my brief experience at a (now infamous) language school in London. It would be great to hear from others who have had similar kinds of experiences.

On balance: guidelines for the representation of women and men in English language teaching materials

Article by Women in EFL Materials written in 1991 offering a good overview on how to avoid discriminatory language and stereotypical images in ELT publishing.

The rise of Islam: What did happen to women? - Azar Tabari

Iranian feminist Azar Tabari subjects to critical examination the widespread view that the rise of Islam improved the lot of Middle-Eastern women compared with their situation in pre-Islamic Arabia.