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Refusing to Wait: Anarchism and Intersectionality

In the translation of this essay, the reader will first find a short list of key achievements, contradictions and failures of the feminist movement throughout its history. The study begins with the key issue: what can anarchists learn and introduce into their struggle from these processes. Thus, we become familiar with the critique of reductionist politics, which puts (only) the anticapitalist struggle in the primary position of every resistance, with the assumption that its destruction will necessarily do away with all other forms of domination in society. They do not avoid the fact that such moments of reductionism also occur within the anarchist movement itself. They also consider as inadequate all forms of feminism that are based on female identity, since these lead towards identity politics. Finally, they reject liberal feminism that seeks a solution for gender domination within the capitalist system. As a field of potential inspiration for future anarcho-feminist struggles, the authors suggest the intersectionality theory, which studies the simultaneous effect of different domination factors: gender, race, social exclusion, and more.


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Issue No. 257 - Anarchism: Beyond of the Existing
Časopis za kritiko znanosti
2014 , volume volume 42 , issue issue 257