The IMF Is a Weapon Against Women — They Have the Power to Fight Against It
The International Monetary Fund, based in Washington, has a very particular gender perspective. The adjustment plans it negotiates with the governments of debtor countries fall on the backs of working people, and it is women from the poorest households who are most affected. These effects are universal across the globe. This article uses Argentina to make the case.
Andrea D'AtriNovember 30, 2021
A Patriarchal Stereotype Sustains the Capitalist System: The “Inferior, Submissive Woman”
Gender violence is the direct result of the capitalist system’s patriarchal structure, which serves the exploitation and oppression upon which the system thrives.
Scilla Di PietroNovember 29, 2021
Palestinian Women on the Front Line against Israel’s Occupation
"If we women don't resist this occupation, who will?" Amidst a pandemic and repression by the State of Israel, Palestinian women are also at the forefront of resisting colonization.
Emilia LouiseMay 27, 2021
Police Can’t Stop Gendered Violence — They Cause It
Liberals often argue, in response to calls to defund or abolish the police, that we need more cops to protect women against sexist violence. But police are a source of sexist violence, not a solution. An officer of London's Metropolitan Police killed Sarah Everard — and others attacked people who gathered to remember her.
Ezra BrainMarch 19, 2021
This Wednesday: Andrea D’Atri Presents the Book “Bread and Roses”
On March 17, Andrea D'Atri will be presenting the new English-language edition of her book "Bread and Roses: Gender and Class Under Capitalism." The online event from the London radical booksellers Housmans will take place at 7pm GMT (London), 3pm EDT (New York), and 12pm PDT (Los Angeles). Free registration required.
Left VoiceMarch 15, 2021
Abortion Rights in Argentina: Between Protests in the Streets and Horse Trading in Congress
On Friday, the lower house of Argentina’s Congress voted to legalize abortion. The Senate will vote on the bill on December 29. This not a gift from a supposedly progressive government. According to the founder of the socialist women’s group Pan y Rosas (Bread and Roses), this was a victory of the feminist movement.
Andrea D'AtriDecember 14, 2020
Engels, Working Women, and Socialist Feminism
Engels' sharp critique of the patriarchal family and the institution of marriage remains extremely powerful today. As part of his legacy to socialist feminism, he elevated the problem of the oppression of women to the theoretical level of social production, as part of the core concerns of Marxism.
Josefina L. MartínezNovember 28, 2020
The Fine Print of “Representation Matters”
We tend to celebrate diversity and representation in a racist-capitalist system as a sign of progress. We often fail, however, to examine how it is frequently weaponized to maintain the status-quo and oppress the very people it is supposed to uplift.
K.S. MehtaNovember 22, 2020