Do we still need Feminism?..Of COURSE, it’s a Way of Life!

Do we still need feminism?

by Teresa Mollá Castells *Friday, January 25, 2013 (en español abajo)
Of course we do! For me it’s a way of life  not just demanding equal rights . Because it sees that power and authority are not the same thing, because it seeks horizontal human relations . Because it treats people NOT as objects and restores integrity and dignity ...Source:  Cimac, with thanksfeminism is a way oif life

This week someone asked me if feminism was still needed in the times in which we live. I’ve heard he arguments to justify not needing feminism in today’s society not thousands, but maybe millions of times, here are some of them: Continue reading “Do we still need Feminism?..Of COURSE, it’s a Way of Life!”

Serial of The Free. Ch 16. Spot a Shit-On..

out every Friday


Act two  Chapter Sixteen

Spot A ‘Shit-On’

‘For this I come to see the horse’s mouth.’-

Maxie narrating

       Course I remember, we showed them our shit-on routine..

It was just after Macker arrived. Continue reading “Serial of The Free. Ch 16. Spot a Shit-On..”

Serial of ‘The Free’. Ch 15 Homosexual Sinners

out every Friday


Act Two

Chapter fifteen

Homosexual Sinners  

-‘God will not forgive you my son.’-

 -‘Oh bloody hell. Oh heck, come on.. Come on!..’-

Dermot clenched and unclenched his fists, nearly writhing with frustration. Really he’d only been waiting half an hour, smoking three Marlboros in the driver’s seat of a white Ford, converted to run on CO2-free ammonia. At the back of the pub and restaurant carpark. A common enough car with false plates.

-‘Why me? This is crazy. Why me?’- Continue reading “Serial of ‘The Free’. Ch 15 Homosexual Sinners”

Serial of the Free: Ch 8. Christo joins the Anarchists

  This Friday we leave Maxie’s story, just for one chapter, to visit old Christo Rylee, as Capitalism begins to collapse and the workers take over.


Act One

Chapter eight

Christo joins the Anarchists

-‘Hey here comes the old lap dog himself.’-

It was after seven by the time Christo Rylee left his office in the old transport Works and made his way slowly down the steep concrete steps, across the yard and out the big iron gates.

            The gatekeeper mouthed an obscenity, in place of his usual smile. Continue reading “Serial of the Free: Ch 8. Christo joins the Anarchists”

Slutwalk London means Speak UP ..Sat 22nd

Download our poster! Please share and come to SlutWalk London 2012. We still really need funds to make this event happen, so please donate here.

“It took the police two and a half years to arrest/sentence the man who raped me,who stole my virginity, In that time he managed to ruin 6 other girls lives. He spend just 7 months in prison. But that isnt the worst part the fact that people posted on his Facebook telling everyone that he was innocent and that the ‘victims’ were making it up, still not being the worst part The worst part is that i still see him walking around in the streets where i use to Continue reading “Slutwalk London means Speak UP ..Sat 22nd”

Indomables. Una historia de mujeres libres (trailer).mp4

A mediados de Mayo de 1936 aparecía el primer número de la revista Mujeres Libres.

Un año después, en Agosto de 1937, se celebraba en Valencia el primer congreso estatal de la Federación Nacional de Mujeres Libres, una organización feminista de corte anarquista que tenía como objetivo que las mujeres se liberasen por ellas mismas de la cruel servidumbre de la ignorancia.

 Trailer de la pelicula que presentaremel proper dia 17al centre civic del pla de Palau de Girona. Continue reading “Indomables. Una historia de mujeres libres (trailer).mp4”

Why I’m anarcha-feminist

anarcha feminist

From The F Word– by Natalie DzerinsDisclaimer: This article will discuss my personal feelings about anti-capitalism, anarcho-communism and their relationships with feminism (and other systems of oppression). Because of this, I will not be discussing the histories of the movements. If you wish to learn about these, the origins section on the wiki-page for anarcha-feminism will point you in the right direction.

When I was about seven years old, I asked my mother why everyone couldn’t just do what they were good at and share everything equally. This was my first foray into anti-capitalism, and my opinions haven’t changed much in the past fifteen years.It has always been very important to me to strive for social equality, and capitalism simply does not provide that. I could wax lyrical all day about the oppressive and unjust nature of the capitalist society, in which we are told that the only value of a human being lies in their ability to make profits for a CEO, but this is a feminist website, and I have a 700-word limit. So I will merely outline why I believe that capitalism is inherently anti-feminist and that the solution to smashing patriarchy will necessarily involve smashing capitalism.

It is in capitalism’s best interests to oppress women. The main reason for this is that by devaluing and denigrating 51% of the population as useless and inferior, it seems legitimate to pay them less, or to not pay them at all, for their work – no matter how good it may be for society. Childcare and housework are two prime examples of this. They are services essential to humankind, yet we expect women to a) be the sole or primary providers of these services and b) perform them for free as well as generating capital by holding down other jobs.

This is what is known as the “double burden” on women. In a truly equal society, not only would these roles be seen as suitable for everyone, they would be seen as equally important to other work. As it stands, “Women work two-thirds of the world’s working hours, produce half of the world’s food, but earn only 10% of the world’s income and own less than one percent of the world’s property” (Global Poverty Project).

Another way in which capitalism exploits women is by creating problems for them to worry about, then offering to sell them a solution. This usually takes the form of making women feel disgusted about their own natural bodies, and convincing them they must change – see pantyliners, douches and pretty much the entire make-up industry. If we smashed capitalism, we’d smash the need for people to sell us things by making us ashamed of who we are.

There are many more examples of this, but once again, I am writing a blog post, not a doctorate. So – why do I believe that once we have smashed capitalism, anarchism is the solution?

Honestly, it’s mainly because I don’t believe in anything else. Any hierarchical system of government or community, be it feudalism, the current parliamentary system or party-led communism will necessarily contain inequality. The needs of the few who make the decisions will outweigh the needs of the many who have decisions made for them. We can see this with the current coalition, whose members have both simultaneously claimed £35,000 on a “second home” when their first home is literally down the street and demonised people with severe disabilities wanting to live normal lives as “scroungers”. Four legs good, two legs better indeed.

However, people in the anarchist movement have been brought up in the same prejudiced, patriarchal societies as the most rabid capitalist, and that has to be overcome. Whether it’s women’s needs not being taken care of in an anarchist environment, or silencing women in group discussions, manarchism seems to constantly rear its ugly head, and we need a feminist movement-within-the-movement to counter it, and that movement-within-the-movement is anarcha-feminism.

So, that’s a very short version of why I am an anarcha-feminist. I’m not claiming to be 100% right, or to speak for all anarcha-feminists(!), but this is what I believe we need to do to create a fair, just and equal society for all.

For more on anti-capitalist feminism in the current UK climate, this article is a very worthwhile read.

Comments From You

Saranga // Posted 24 January 2012 at 13:04

hear hear!

k gallagher // Posted 24 January 2012 at 13:43

Brava! It’s so good to see anarcha-feminism getting a voice in the “Big Feminist Blogosphere!” is another great resource for information 🙂

tom hulley // Posted 24 January 2012 at 19:22

What a refreshing article, thanks Natalie.

From The F Word– by Natalie Dzerins

Long and shocking history of total repression of women

Caitlin Moran:the planet doesn’t need your babies

Dump Donald Trump.. top sexist hog

Pussy Riot and Madonna, branded sluts and therefore liars!

Why I’m anarcha-feminist

%d bloggers like this: