Capitalism, the sex trade and the oppression of women


11 March 2013. A World to Win News Service

This year on 8 March, International Women’s Day, as thousands of women were marching in central London to protest violence against women, a woman was performing a protest dance in Underground station where she had been harassed and molested. At the same time a [...]

A Rejoinder to JMP on Proletarian Feminism


First of all we would like to note that our original intervention was not as JMP seems to have interpreted it a challenge to the legitimacy of the project of proletarian feminism as the necessary development of a feminist discourse which upholds the leadership of the party, the dictatorship of the proletariat, the [...]

The Restructuring of Social Reproduction in the United States in the 1970s

(The following is the text of a paper that Silvia Federici wrote in 1980 for a Conference convened by the Centro Studi Americani in Roma on “The Economic Policies of Female Labor in Italy and the United States.” The Conference was held in Rome on December 9-11, 1980 and was co-sponsored by the German [...]

Sexual Relations and the Class Struggle (Alexandra Kollontai 1921)

"We are people living in the world of property relationships, a world of sharp class contradictions and of an individualistic morality. We still live and think under the heavy hand of an unavoidable loneliness of spirit."

Among the many problems that demand the consideration and attention of contemporary mankind, sexual problems are undoubtedly [...]