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

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

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