women

Blood Relations: Menstruation and the origins of culture - Chris Knight (complete book)

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.

On elder care work and the limits of Marxism - Silvia Federici

Text by Silvia Federici on elder care and its relationship with capitalism, feminism, and the left.