This is an archive of the former website of the Maoist Internationalist Movement, which was run by the now defunct Maoist Internationalist Party - Amerika. The MIM now consists of many independent cells, many of which have their own indendendent organs both online and off. MIM(Prisons) serves these documents as a service to and reference for the anti-imperialist movement worldwide.

Revolutionary feminism

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MIM's revolutionary feminism page

MIM is committed to a rarely-heard feminism unlike 95% of what calls itself feminism in the imperialist countries. For MIM feminism means the equality of wimmin including the equality amongst wimmin that prevents a detachment of wimmin from seeking special privileges from the patriarchy. Most people calling themselves "feminist," MIM has found believe that Third World wimmin are not equal to them. The apolitical narrowness and national chauvinism of these pseudo-feminists guarantee that they cannot mobilize for accomplishment of the feminist agenda.

  • Story-tellers, scientists and nihilists: Connecting the dots on wimmin and the big picture
  • Pro-choice is pro-war at this time: Sterilize all men! (2006)
  • 45% of female pet owners: Pets are cuter than romantic partners
  • Freud is still around because capitalism is
  • NOW builds anti-war rally for April 29th with "patriotic" stickers
  • Are Women Human? And Other International Dialogues by Catharine MacKinnon (2006) reviewed
  • The importance of "all sex is rape": Oppressor nationalism destroys feminism
  • Is the West to blame for Islamic patriarchy? Let us count the ways
  • International Wimmin's Day Fallout: BAYAN flows with Bush's anti-Iran tide
  • The RCP=U$A's sinister role in Bush's war plans for Iran
  • Bush's warmongers know the weaknesses of pseudo-feminism
  • Who is Phyllis Chesler? Pseudo-feminism leads to war
  • Review of NOW's peace issues web page added
  • How does the gender aristocracy benefit? Studying patriarchy dynamically and comparatively
  • Sex slavery depends on closed borders
  • Spoiled Amerikkkans make a mockery of themselves: "American Idol" tops First Amendment
  • Phony Marxists, phony feminists enter united front with Condoleeza Rice
  • Imperialist parasites march against Iran"
  • International Wimmin's Day and Peace with Iran
  • International Wimmin's Day and false consciousness
  • Azar Nafisi's book reviewed
  • "The botched recruiting of Azar Nafisi"
  • See MIM's article on NOW's warmongering against the Third World
  • Cancel the pseudo-feminist warmongering demonstrations against Iran!
  • Sexual fantasies interfering with scientific communism
  • Continuing infamous tradition: Modern pseudo-feminists are still vanguard of imperialist expansion
  • Imperialist propaganda on sexual harassment spreads fearful fascism and Liberal self-centeredness
  • The general difference between MIM and other organizations on gender: Was Monicagate a Christian fascist power grab or pornography?
  • Trotsky vs. Lenin on Freud
  • Learning our lessons: Shoe ads as Liberal propaganda
  • MIM suspects pseudo-feminism in Madison, WI
  • Gender and the struggle to abolish psychology
  • The imperialist-patriarchy's phony anti-stigma
  • Response to letter on Andrea Dworkin obituary
  • Obituary for Andrea Dworkin
  • Mitch Albom story shows Amerika something about itself
  • Patriarchal society tired of paying Terri Schiavo's medical bills
  • The United Snakes abolishes the juvenile death penalty and pats itself on the back
  • Gay rights fight heats up globally
  • Jennifer Wilbanks is Amerika
  • Grantsburg Wisconsin joins the Middle Ages
  • A series of MIM articles on gender, national and class aspects of population growth
  • Brits want junk food ads banned
  • Hooters update: Hooters parasitism reaches spectacular levels
  • MIM asked a military-linked Menominee grandfather on the introduction of pornography and porn-related torture in Iraq: Here is what he said (3 megabytes)
  • Lynndie England: Typical Amerikan gender oppressor
  • 2003, Big Year for Pornography: Paris Hilton nude scandal tops Saddam Hussein arrest
  • Maoists stroll with "Notes Rouges" at Gay Pride parade, Montreal August 3 2003
  • MIM's opinion on the Kobe Bryant case, posted August 13 2003
  • Read our reviews of Beyonce, Ashanti, Mariah Carey, Britney Spears etc.
  • Religious nuts take their children to heaven
  • MIM's opinion on the Elizabeth Smart case
  • See MIM's book reviews on gender
  • See MIM Theory's magazine issue on feminism 200 pages + on the issues
  • See a discussion of Catharine MacKinnon
  • Our 1998 article on what gender is in theory any way
  • Our 1998 Party Congress discussion of Engels on gender oppression
  • Adults with female biology in imperialist countries are not gender oppressed: 1997 MIM Congress
  • MIM Congress 1996: People are irrational; don't sleep with recruits
  • MIM Congress 1996: Assorted gender resolutions
  • MIM Congress 1995 condemns double bind for wimmin more politically active than men
  • China's Position on the Population Problems Expounded (1974)
  • Official document from Mao's government (1972) on conditions of wimmin

    Definitions

    Patriarchy--patriarchy is the system of social relations dominated by patriarchs--people playing the role of owning wimmin and children, usually in an extended or nuclear family unit today.

    Matriarchy--a system of social relations in which wimmin or mothers dominate.

    Gender bureaucracy--analogous to the "labor bureaucracy" Lenin spoke of, the gender bureaucracy consists of the ideological representatives of the gender aristocracy mediating the alliance between the gender aristocracy and the patriarchy and spreading variations on patriarchal ideology. A fictional example would be the "Fairy Godmother" in "Shrek 2."

    Gender bureaucrats lead organizations that are exactly opposite of examples of the revolutionary "independent institutions of the oppressed." Examples include nuns giving gender advice, newspaper columnists giving persynal advice, wimmin writers in magazines like Cosmopolitan and state-funded domestic violence and rape crisis center employees.

    While individual gender bureaucrats may say something intelligent from time to time, just as a minority of labor bureaucrats might oppose the Iraq Wars, on the whole, their very positions tie them to the patriarchy. Their political value to the patriarchy stems from the fact that gender bureaucrats are not usually exactly patriarchs themselves. They find ways to address the concerns of the gender aristocracy while also spouting patriarchal ideology.

    Gender aristocracy--analogous to the "labor aristocracy," the gender aristocracy is most apt to describe people of female biology who nonetheless have a social role of gender oppressor that is neither a typical father-type role nor a leadership role usually occupied by gender bureaucrats. A perfect example is the female officers and troops sexually abusing Iraqi men in prison. The gender aristocrat may have no children herself and she has female biology, but nonetheless she is an important prop of the patriarchy.

    In the majority-exploiter countries, it is MIM's line that the female biology adults are generally oppressors, gender aristocracy or higher. To know the impulse of feminist revolution, one must not take up the cause of the Lynndie Englands and their "liberation," but have faith in the global struggle of gender-oppressed people.