Lesbian Politics and the Limits of Liberalism

Women’s economic dependence on men historically ensured that women married. Marriage was, and is still today, seen as aspiration for women and a way to access material wealth and secure basic sustenance. Though in the last half century due to the women’s movements of the 1960s and 1970s, women’s ability to sustain themselves economically has... Continue Reading →

Linda Bellos on Oppression

If 'oppression' describes a system of power, it necessarily means that some groups of people will hold power over other groups of people. Oppressors — usually men, and usually men with wealth — hold power over other categories of people. Oppression exists everywhere and functions as a global system, enforced universally under the capitalism. This... Continue Reading →

Women, Class and Gender – a Communist Perspective

International Women’s Day (IWD) has become a corporate event reflecting the now mainstream ideology of 'corporate feminism'. This year its theme is #BalanceforBetter. The anonymous organisers of IWD events assert that 'balance' is not a women’s issue, it’s a business issue and thus their 'flagship events are backed by significant corporate and/or government sponsorship'. Sponsors... Continue Reading →

Gender Identity and Capitalism

Clearly there are different sides and many nuances within this debate, which is often beset by a wave of intolerance that not only clouds the subject but, from a Marxist perspective, diverts us from objective substantive analysis. The essence of the problem is a failure to understand two underlying issues. First, there is a confusion... Continue Reading →

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