Revisiting Socialist Feminism

Revisiting Socialist Feminism Klaus Markstein13 October 2021LLCO.org I. Theory Capitalism and the Oppression of Women With all the modern theories about the oppression of women that circulate today, it is increasingly necessary to highlight how capitalism is actually to blame for this oppression. Socialist theory can precisely explain the reasons for this. Women could not be considered …

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On gender

On gender LLCO.org A big part of communism is the elimination of gender oppression. Women have been stomped on and trampled on by men for tens of thousands of years. In much of the world, women are treated as property. It is time to turn the tables. It’s time for total revolution. However, we have …

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Which side are you on?

Which side are you on? LLCO.org There are many characteristics of the New Power of the Leading Light, the Dictatorship of the Proletariat. The New Power is the collection of revolutionary institutions created to replace the Old Power, the bourgeois state, institutions of civil society, etc. Leading Light states: “Marx wrote that the old society …

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On patriarchy, coconuts, and feminism

On patriarchy, coconuts, and feminism LLCO.org First Worldism is a bag of dogmas that are uncritically accepted by most so-called revolutionaries today. In its most general form, First Worldism is the belief that there is a significant proletariat, a significant social base for revolution in the First World. It would be a mistake to think …

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Bangladesh is in chains, literally

Bangladesh is in chains, literally LLCO.org In his Communist Manifesto, Karl Marx wrote that the proletariat had nothing to lose but their chains. Marx was speaking figuratively. By the time Marx wrote, Europe had mostly abolished slavery, at least officially. Marx was speaking to the wage slavery of the free laborer, who nonetheless suffered intense …

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Questions about Maoism and Leading Light Communism

Questions about Maoism and Leading Light Communism LLCO.org We recently received some questions about the relationship of Leading Light Communism to Maoism. 1. Is the LLCO’s concept of the Third World the same as chairman Mao’s? No. The Leading Light’s “Global Class Analysis” is totally different from Mao’s “Theory of Three Worlds.” Let’s look at …

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Soviet Women, Traditionalism, Revisionism

Soviet Women, Traditionalism, Revisionism 28 July 2014 LLCO.org These comments are a reaction to Gail Warshofsky Lapidus’ “Women in Soviet Society: Equality, Development, and Social Change.” Much of Lapidus’ essay covers the same ground as these other works: Wendy Goldman’s Women at the Gates, Sheila Fritzpatrick’s Everyday Stalinism, and Hiroaki Kuromiya’s Stalin’s Industrial Revolution. What …

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Israel’s pink imperialism

Israel’s pink imperialism LLCO.org In a recent letter, Israel’s Interior Minister Gideon Sa’ar instructed the Population and Immigration Authority and the Jewish Agency to grant citizenship to the spouse of any Jew, regardless of the sexual orientation of the couple. “I do not see a distinction between Jews in heterosexual marriage and those who wed …

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Review of Some of Us, Part 3

Review of Some of Us: Chinese Women Growing Up in the Mao Era (edited by Zueping Zhong, Wang Zheng, and Bai Di) LLCO.org 15 June 2008 Overall, the autobiographical writings in Some of Us are reactionary. Most of the perspectives in Some of Us are those of elite Chinese women, many of whom pursued academic …

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