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Saturday, February 22 • 4:45pm - 5:30pm
Feminism: Socialism in Panties

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The roots of feminism are essentially collectivist. From the Declaration of Sentiments of Seneca Falls, published the same year as the Communist Manifesto, the language and philosophical framework of feminism is identical to that of marxism repurposed. It is a model of class struggle which casts men as the bourgeoisie and women as the proletariat, a social dynamic Karl Marx insisted must be internalized by women if women were to be convinced to participate in any communist revolution. This model lingers today in modern feminism and in mainstream society, despite a mountain of evidence that gender relations simply do not work this way.

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Karen Straughan

Karen Straughan, also known by the "nom de net" girlwriteswhat, is a divorced, mother of two sons and a daughter, and a lifelong non-feminist. Over the last several years, and after much investigation, she has identified not only as a feminist critic, but as a staunch anti-feminist... Read More →

Saturday February 22, 2014 4:45pm - 5:30pm EST

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