gender

Transphobes at Out Of The Blue in Leith. Edinburgh Sisters Uncut and Co respond.

A Report from Edinburgh on opposition to transphobia.

Lenin on 'freedom of love' as a bourgeois demand

Letters from Lenin to Inessa Armand Written on 1915 where he describes 'freedom of love' as a bourgeois demand. Furthermore freedom of love is described as 'freedom from the serious element in love.. child birth... of adultery'.

Falling Star: Countering Gender Essentialism with Sex Essentialism

Trans liberation is revolution

Red and Black Leeds on the limitations of both gender essentialism and sex essentialism as a way to understand gender expression and identity.

The logic of gender: on the separation of spheres and the process of abjection

Marxist-feminists have employed a number of binary oppositions: productive/reproductive, paid/unpaid and public/private. We interrogate these categories and propose new ones. Starting from the specificities of the production and reproduction of labour-power, we define gender as the anchoring of individuals into two separate spheres of social reproduction. We trace the development of these spheres through the history of the capitalist mode of production, and survey the dynamics of gender in the recent crisis, which we characterize as a rise of the abject.

Chris Knight’s theory of human origins: an abridged account

Edmund Bradden provides an introduction to Chris Knight's theory of human origins. Reposted from the 'Radical Anthropology Group' website.

Communisation vs Spheres - Bernard Lyon

2011 text by Bernard Lyon, the second part of 'The Suspended Step of Communisation'.

Selected Writings - Clara Zetkin

Essays and speeches from 1889-1933, long unavailable in the U.S., on women's equality, labor, peace, socialism.

Du féminisme illustré - éditions Blast & Meor

This 2015 pamphlet, 'Feminism Illustrated', combines the translations of a 1974 article written for 'Le Fléau Social' ['The Social Plague'], and a 2015 interview, both signed 'Constance Chatterley', an alias Gilles Dauvé used for that French magazine in 1974. Nearly all 'Fléau Social' articles were signed under fanciful aliases.

The arcane of reproduction - Leopoldina Fortunati

Fortunati critiques the traditional Marxist category of “productive” labor and examines the effects on the capitalist “reproductive” roles of women’s labor and bodies, with illuminating consequences for the received understanding of society and the modern “nuclear” family.