Topic of the Week: If not identity...?

  • Posted on: 13 December 2015
  • By: thecollective

Identity has become a code word for most anarchists. For those who reject it, it connotes people who embrace their victimization. For those who embrace it (or who at least don't reject it), it means the ways that groups of people are linked in how they suffer in this world (and implies solutions to that suffering, as well). The criticisms of identity, like those of the term "p.c.", have also been jumped on by right-wing folks, looking to negate the idea that there is more structural unfairness aimed at some than at others...

topic of the week: Anarchist Parenting

  • Posted on: 21 September 2015
  • By: thecollective

Lots of anarchist parents desire more support from other anarchists, frequently with not a lot of specificity about what that support would be. Lots of anarchists think that parenting is not the best choice for anarchists. Lots of parents end up isolated. Lots of parents get a lot of judgment about how they raise their kids. Lots of older anarchists who are childless end up isolated. Meanwhile the state treats children like property that we might or might not be responsible enough to maintain. And there are as many conflicting theories about childrearing as there are about weight loss.