Category Archives: patriarchy

Naxalbari Politics: A Feminist Narrative

-Krishna Bandyopadhyay Several times, while composing this piece, I debated whether it would be better not to do so. With such critical reflections one would runs the risk of isolation; and who wants to be isolated? though friends had told … Continue reading

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Democratic Women’s Federation Campaign “Men’s Power Everywhere, Women’s Resistance Everywhere” continues

Agitation in Mazgirt and Hozat. Via Democratic Women’s Federation

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Press Statement: Once again in Chhattisgarh, the nightmare of rape, loot and physical violence repeats itself-WSS

Press Statement 9th May, 2016 A team of activists from Women Against Sexual Violence and State Repression (WSS) and independent women activists and reporters visited villages in Bijapur following a series of recent reports of mass sexual violence and assault … Continue reading

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Justice for Jisha, Justice for Delta-BASO

Bring down, brick by brick, the Hindutva fascist brahmanical-patriarchal edifices on which stands the farce of this democracy! The brutal rape and murder of a 27 years old Dalit law student, Jisha at her home near a canal in Kerala’s … Continue reading

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Condemn the brutal Rape and Murder of Dalit law student Jisha!-DSU

Let us forge a revolutionary unity to smash Brahmanical Patriarchy and casteism! While the horror of the institutional rape and murder of Dalit student Delta Meghwal is still fresh in our memory, yet in another instance on April 28 a … Continue reading

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Letter from Sisters in the W.U.O-1976

Dear PFOC sisters. This is an internal paper tracing the development of the WUO’s right opportunist line on women through the last seven years. We thought the paper might be useful to you at this time. Please use it however … Continue reading

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KJA: Let’s celebrate the resistance of May 1

The Free Women’s Congress (KJA) made a writeen statement the occasion of May 1, International Workers’ Day or Labour Day. The statement reads, “May 1 is one important and meanfull day in the history. May Day is celebrated as the … Continue reading

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No Revolution without the Liberation of Women & No Liberation of Women without the Revolution!-Part Three

Our Critique of the Revolutionary Movement’s Perspective of Gender and Patriarchy (Part 3) In 2004, during a dialogue, organised in Hyderabad, between women’s organizations and the representatives of the revolutionary movement, the issue of lack of women’s representation at the … Continue reading

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No Revolution without the Liberation of Women & No Liberation of Women without the Revolution!-Part Two

Our Critique of the Revolutionary Movement’s Perspective on Gender and Patriarchy (Part 2) Marx identified class struggle as the moving force of history. His extensive study of the capitalist mode of production, led him to believe that contrary to other … Continue reading

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No Revolution without the Liberation of Women & No Liberation of Women without the Revolution!: Part One

Our Critique of the Perspective of Gender and Patriarchy of the Revolutionary Movement (Part 1) In 2004, in the face of mounting critique from women’s organizations and activists regarding the space for the women’s question in the revolutionary agenda, there … Continue reading

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