Exploring anarcha-feminism: women and class struggle

The Mujeres Libres were an active network of women anarchists who gave women the support they needed to take an active role in the revolution and challenge sexism

Part five in a series looking at anarchism as it relates to feminism, gender equality, and patriarchy. In the Guardian a couple of months back, Carrie Hamilton said that “there is not a feminist on the planet who isn’t outraged at sexual and domestic violence, as well as the overwhelming evidence of the complicity of … 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 In the unpublished Maria: or, The Wrongs of Woman, Mary Wollstonecraft made the point strongly that women “had strong sexual desires and that it was … Continue reading

Are you an anarchist?

With the the G20 summit and the massive protests in response to it, which I’ve covered in-depth in Truth, Reason & Liberty, we find the media for once using the term “anarchists” to describe people who actually hold to anarchic ideals. Typically, the media definition of “anarchy” and “anarchists” are far detatched from their true … Continue reading