Gender is a class condition created by a brutal arrangement of power. Gender is a hierarchical system which maintains the subordination of females as a class to males as a class through force. Gender is the chain and patriarchy is the ball cuffed to the ankle of every female child born into this world, a […]Read more "Gender is a class condition"
Gender is not some cosmic yin/yang; it’s a fist, and the flesh that bruises. It is the mouth crushed shut, and the little girl who will never be the same. Gender is not a binary. It is a hierarchy. It is global in its reach, it is sadistic in its practice, and it is […]Read more "Gender is not some cosmic yin/yang"
Abolishing gender means abolishing concrete institutions of oppressive power: battery, trafficking, reproductive control, and on and on. Radical feminists understand that it is these, and not mere identity, that keep women below men on the hierarchy of gender. abolishmasculinity – Radical Beyond Pronouns: On Gender Zombies, DGR, and FeminismRead more "Abolishing gender means abolishing concrete institutions of oppressive power"
If gender is considered an aggregate of sex-caste markers in a system of dominance based on biological sex, then it is simplistic and misleading to characterize it as “performative.” Viewed in the context of a patriarchal culture, gender is emblematic of a system of dominance in which women are universally oppressed as a caste. Carolyn […]Read more "It is simplistic and misleading to characterize gender as “performative.”"
Sheila Jeffreys – The Eroticism of (In)EqualityRead more "Envisioning women’s freedom requires us to think beyond gender, not cling to it."