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Anarchism: The Feminist Connection bA groundbreaking introduction (first published in 1975) to anarchism, feminism, the women's movement, and how they are, and ought to be, intertwined.

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Anarchism: The Feminist Connection by Peggy Kornegger <div id="idTab1" class="rte"> <div id="idTab1" class="rte"> <div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <div id="idTab1" class="rte"> <p><span>"Eleven years ago, when I was in a small-town Illinois high school, I had never heard of the word “anarchism” — at all. The closest I came to it was knowing that anarchy meant “chaos”. As for socialism and communism, my history classes somehow conveyed the message that there was no difference between them and fascism, a word that brought to mind Hitler, concentration camps, and all kinds of horrible things which never happened in a free country like ours. I was subtly being taught to swallow the bland pablum of traditional American politics: moderation, compromise, fence-straddling, Chuck Percy as wonder boy. I learned the lesson well: it took me </span><em>years</em><span> to recognize the bias and distortion which had shaped my entire “education”. The “his-story” of </span><em>mankind</em><span> (white) had meant just that; as a woman I was relegated to a vicarious existence. As an anarchist I had no existence at all. A whole chunk of the past (and thus possibilities for the future) had been kept from me. Only recently did I discover that many of my disconnected political impulses and inclinations shared a common framework — that is, the anarchist or libertarian tradition of thought. I was like suddenly seeing red after years of colourblind grass."</span></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="rte"> </div> <p class="description_box"><strong>Author:</strong> <span style="color: #df1f23;"><a title="Peggy Kornegger" href="http://www.ageradistribution.net/agera/en/search?controller=search&amp;orderby=position&amp;orderway=desc&amp;search_query=Peggy+Kornegger&amp;submit_search=Search"><span style="color: #df1f23;">Peggy Kornegger</span></a></span><br /><strong>Language:</strong> English<br /><strong>Format:</strong> Book (pb)<br /><strong>Pages: </strong>52<br /><strong>Released:</strong> 2017 (this edition)<br /><strong>Publisher:</strong> <a title="Active Distribution" href="http://www.ageradistribution.net/agera/en/8_active-distribution"><span style="color: #df1f23;"><span style="color: #df1f23;">Active Distribution</span></span></a><br /><strong>Dimensions:</strong> <br /><strong>Weight:</strong> <br /><strong>ISBN:</strong> <strong></strong></p>
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"Eleven years ago, when I was in a small-town Illinois high school, I had never heard of the word “anarchism” — at all. The closest I came to it was knowing that anarchy meant “chaos”. As for socialism and communism, my history classes somehow conveyed the message that there was no difference between them and fascism, a word that brought to mind Hitler, concentration camps, and all kinds of horrible things which never happened in a free country like ours. I was subtly being taught to swallow the bland pablum of traditional American politics: moderation, compromise, fence-straddling, Chuck Percy as wonder boy. I learned the lesson well: it took me years to recognize the bias and distortion which had shaped my entire “education”. The “his-story” of mankind (white) had meant just that; as a woman I was relegated to a vicarious existence. As an anarchist I had no existence at all. A whole chunk of the past (and thus possibilities for the future) had been kept from me. Only recently did I discover that many of my disconnected political impulses and inclinations shared a common framework — that is, the anarchist or libertarian tradition of thought. I was like suddenly seeing red after years of colourblind grass."

 

Author: Peggy Kornegger
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Anarchism: The Feminist Connection bA groundbreaking introduction (first published in 1975) to anarchism, feminism, the women's movement, and how they are, and ought to be, intertwined.

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