Category Archives: Commentary

The commodity and the making of “woman”

Voices of revolutionary feminism … If we have little interest in the scholasticism and the baroque arcana of contemporary marxist theoretical debates, the wealth of marxist theory can be neither dismissed nor ignored. And debates around marxist inspired feminism are … Continue reading

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Italy: Autonomist feminism

Hence we must refuse housework as women’s work, as work imposed upon us, which we never invented, which has never been paid for, in which they have forced us to cope with absurd hours, 12 and 13 a day, in … Continue reading

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Las mujeres libres of spain

Voices of revolutionary feminism … We share two articles, a first on women in the spanish revolution and a second on the spanish anarchist organisation Mujeres Libres. And we close with the spanish film, Libertarias (1996).

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The anarchist feminism of Voltairine de Cleyre

… this ill-got thing you call morality, sealed with the seal of marriage … [is] … the consummation of immorality, impurity, and injustice. … every married woman … is a bonded slave, who takes her master’s name, her master’s bread, … Continue reading

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For Toni Morrison (1931-2019)

In this here place, we flesh; flesh that weeps, laughs; flesh that dances on bare feet in grass. Love it. Love it hard. Yonder they do not love your flesh. They despise it. They don’t love your eyes; they’d just … Continue reading

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A brief history of anarcha-feminism

Voices of revolutionary feminism … It is often said that history is a weapon but it also serves as a reflection of the past through which we make better sense of the present. With this in mind we present Julia … Continue reading

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Anarchafeminist Manifesto

Voices of revolutionary feminism … The origin of the Anarchafeminist Manifesto is in Norway. The Anarchafeminist Manifesto is the summary of the feminist political program unanimously agreed upon by the third congress of the Anarchist Federation of Norway, 1—7 of … Continue reading

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Anarcho-Feminism: Two Statements

Voices of revolutionary feminism … The Anarcho-Feminist Manifesto was written by Chicago Anarcho-Feminists. Blood of the Flower was written by Red Rosia and Black Maria of Black Rose Anarcho-Feminists, who in 1971 could be reached c/o The Women’s Centre, 46 Pleasant Street, Cambridge … Continue reading

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Peggy Kornegger: Anarchism: The Feminist Connection

Destroy capitalism. End patriarchy. Smash heterosexism. All are obviously essential tasks in the building of a new and truly human world. Marxists, other socialists, social anarchists, feminists – all would agree. But what the socialist, and even some feminists, leave … Continue reading

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Sabotaging gender, feminism and capital

We share below an essay by a friend of Autonomies, a conference paper presented at the CIEG II International Congress: Gender, Feminist and Woman’s Studies: Reflexivity, Resistance and Action (July 24-26), at the ISCSP – Instituto Superior de Ciências Sociais … Continue reading

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