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Sex is political not personal


NUMBER OF SHOCKING incidents have featured in the news recently. In one incident, primary school children simulated rape on school playgrounds in the ‘rape game’. Rather than being distressing to the children, the game provoked laughter. In another, teenagers circulated images

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The Approaching Obsolescence of Housework: A Working-Class Perspective


Angela Davis:  Women, Race and Class (1981) The Approaching Obsolescence of Housework: A Working-Class Perspective Source: Chapter 13 of Women, Race and Class, Angela Davis 1981; First published: in Great Britain by The Women’s Press Ltd, 1982, 124 Shoreditch High St,

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Invisible hands: Women of Marikana


By: Asanda Benya, a PhD Candidate in the Department of Sociology and a fellow at the Society, Work and Development Institute (SWOP) at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. Originally published in the in the Review of African Political Economy (ROAPE)

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Feminisms of the Left – and socialist feminists

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I like our panel’s title: “Feminisms of the Left.” There is a long and confusing collection of names for those who are both leftists and feminists: Marxist feminist, socialist feminist, materialist feminist, black feminist, feminist socialist, anarcho-feminist, and so on.

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