Tuesday, March 03, 2009

A Declaration: For Women's Liberation and the Emancipation of All Humanity

I recently chided the Revolutionary Communist Party (and indeed much of the socialist/communist left) for their inadequate attention to feminism. They've published A Declaration: For Women's Liberation and the Emancipation of All Humanity and it's strong. It looks like a good start, a very good start.
The fabric of women’s oppression is carved deeply into the calloused hands of women in the sweatshops of China and Honduras. It is draped over the faces of young women in Saudi Arabia and Indonesia. It is stripped off the bodies of girls of Moldova and Bangkok who are put up for sale in brothels worldwide, and it is worn like a prize by pre-teens in the U.S. and Europe who are taught to dress and move like sex objects long before they understand what sex even is. This fabric ropes back into history, it winds its way around the globe, braided into all the dominant religions and “moral codes” and woven into every aspect of human societies. It is a heavy veil that casts the darkness of humanity’s first oppressive divisions over the lives, the dreams, and the prospects of every corner of humanity in the 21st century.

To live like this on this planet in the 21st century cannot be justified and should not be accepted. None of this can be tolerated or excused away with counsel of patience..

Keep up the good work. Seriously: don't let this be a one-shot deal. Keep up the pressure and condemnation of 21st century patriarchy.


  1. I'm very glad I found your blog through a great comment on Comrade PhysioProf's blog!

    The comments became a little too personal and heated at ComradePPs place for my humble little self, so I decided to check out your blog. I'm excited about reading some past posts this weekend (when I have some free time)!

  2. Hello: I just want to say to keep the fire alive. The US left needs to get stronger, and more active, specially in this world of chaos and crisis, where the capitalist paradigm is so outdated. Capitalism cannot continue creating more hunger, poverty, paind and suffering. But socialism cannot come without the political activism of most victims of this system.

  3. The comments became a little too personal and heated at ComradePPs place

    Probably a lot of the fault there is my own. Sigh. Oh well.

    Hope you enjoy the blog. I speculate a lot, and I really do take criticism well (honest!) if it has a few brain cells behind it.


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