A Reply to the International Socialist Organization
by Tom Wetzel (Mar 12, 2009) (from my ZNet blog)
I was prompted to write this by Paul D’Amato’s two recent articles in Socialist Worker criticizing anarchism
(http://socialistworker.org/2009/03/06/marxist-view-of-the-state) but this will also give me the
opportunity to provide an explanation of some basic social anarchist ideas. I take it that
social or Left-anarchism and libertarian socialism are the same thing. Thus I use the
phrases “social anarchism” and “libertarian socialism” interchangeably.
Review of Women and Revolution, edited by Lydia Sargent, South End Press.
Why is it that women have been discriminated against, not treated equally, oppressed? Is this due to the workings of the capitalist system? Is there, apart from the workings of the capitalist system, a separate system of male power, a “patriarchy”? And what is the role of patriarchy under capitalism?