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Black feminism and intersectionality By Sharon Smith

“Although we are in essential agreement with Marx’s theory as it applied to the very specific economic relationships he analyzed, we know that his analysis must be extended further in order for us to understand our specific economic situation as Black women.”—the Combahee River Collective Statement, 19771 “The concept of the simultaneity of oppression is … Continue reading Black feminism and intersectionality By Sharon Smith

Against Patriarchy: 20 Tools for Men to Further Feminist Revolution by Chris Crass

For all of us who are men who believe in social justice, who want healthy and beautiful lives for our loved ones, and who are working for positive change in the world, let us commit or re-commit to making feminism central in our lives, values, and actions. Black feminist scholar bell hooks writes, “When women … Continue reading Against Patriarchy: 20 Tools for Men to Further Feminist Revolution by Chris Crass

Relinquishing the Patriarchy by Adrienne Maree Brown

Dear men. This is mostly a note to straight, cis men; but also includes trans men, queer men, and all who participate in masculinity – if you see yourself in these words, this is a love note to you. Patriarchy (the system of society/government in which men hold the power and women are excluded from … Continue reading Relinquishing the Patriarchy by Adrienne Maree Brown

The 7 P’s of Men’s Violence By Michael Kaufman

Patriarchal Power: The First “P” Individual acts of violence by men occurs within what I have described as “the triad of men’s violence.” Men’s violence against women does not occur in isolation but is linked to men’s violence against other men and to the internalization of violence, that is, a man’s violence against himself. Indeed … Continue reading The 7 P’s of Men’s Violence By Michael Kaufman

Understanding Patriarchy by Bell Hooks

Patriarchy is the single most life-threatening social disease assaulting the male body and spirit in our nation. Yet most men do not use the word “patriarchy” in everyday life. Most men never think about patriarchy—what it means, how it is created and sustained. Many men in our nation would not be able to spell the … Continue reading Understanding Patriarchy by Bell Hooks