Exploring anarcha-feminism: consciousness-raising in the anarchist movement

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The sixth and final part in a series looking at anarchism as it relates to feminism, gender equality, and patriarchy. I began this series by referring to a video and statement by the anarcha-feminist group No Pretence, who were “pissed off by the patriarchy which is (still) evident within the anarchist movement.” When I came … Continue reading

Exploring anarcha-feminism: marriage and freedom

Part four in a series looking at anarchism as it relates to feminism, gender equality, and patriarchy. In Marriage and the Family: an ideological battleground, Wendy McElroy sums up the stereotype of feminists and marriage; To the sexually correct feminist, marriage oppresses women and the family breeds patriarchy. Both result from capitalism. Happily married women … Continue reading

Exploring anarcha-feminism: liberty, morality, and economics in the sex industry

Anti-pornography activists protest topless against Google being used to circumvent the prohibition of porn in Ukraine

Part three in a series looking at anarchism as it relates to feminism, gender equality, and patriarchy. Integral to the feminist, particularly anarcha-feminist, outlook is the idea of sexual freedom. In the unpublished Maria: or, The Wrongs of Woman, Mary Wollstonecraft made the point strongly that women “had strong sexual desires and that it was … Continue reading

Exploring anarcha-feminism: sex and suffrage

A meeting of the suffragette Womens' Social and Political Union (WSPU). Though branded as "terrorists," the WSPU led a militant fight for an ultimately moderate and reformist goal.

Following on from Exploring anarcha-feminism, the second in a series looking at anarchism as it relates to feminism, gender equality, and patriarchy. In her 1897 essay, The Status of Women, Past, Present and Future, American feminist Susan B Anthony proclaimed that “suffrage is the pivotal right.” This meant, in essence, that “there never will be … Continue reading

Exploring anarcha-feminism

I recently came across this video by anarcha-feminist group No Pretence on YouTube; As the information panel on the video’s page states, it comes from “an intervention” at the Anarchist Movement Conference 09 “by a masked group of women who were pissed off by the patriarchy which is (still) evident within the anarchist movement.” Watching it gave me … Continue reading

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