Category: Women’s Liberation / Feminism

A Challenge to the (Still) Male-Dominated Left

Who’s the Materialist Here? by Kathy Scarbrough and Carol Hanisch Nearly fifty years after the Women’s Liberation Movement exploded in the U.S., much of the male-dominated Left (including female members) is still claiming economic class and capitalism as the primary…

Patriarchy or Male Supremacy?

by Carol Hanisch EDITORS NOTE: Patriarchy has all but replaced male supremacy and sexism as the preferred word for the system of discrimination and multi-faceted oppression that women face. The term patriarchy wasn’t used by most 1960s pioneers of the…

Birth Regret: A Mother’s Day Truthtelling

  A Consciousness-Raising Discussion about Motherhood and Birth Regret The public is often harangued with stories of supposed “abortion regret”. A recent on-line discussion resulted with its opposite: birth regret. Women discuss their often mixed feelings about having given birth —…