More sexism on the left

The [Socialist Worker’s Party] isn’t the first prominent leftwing movement to have its reputation destroyed by its own inability to deal properly with allegations of violence against women, and it may not be the last. From WikiLeaks to the Egyptian revolution to individual anarchist networks, the past years have been dispiriting for anyone who believes that feminism should be at the heart of any struggle against oppression. For some men on the left, it seems, feminism is just a petty bourgeois distraction from the real fight.

From Laurie Penny’s “The SWP and rape: why I care about this Marxist-Leninist implosion


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