1-5 April 2021
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The freedom to be: Marxism and trans liberation


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Transgender people face oppression in every aspect of life. Alongside daily discrimination, the Right everywhere are waging an aggressive culture war against our very right to exist. In a time where attitudes to homosexuality have dramatically improved and many rights have been won, why does the capitalist system try so hard to keep LGBTI oppressed? And why does transphobia in particular seem to be sharply on the rise?

This talk will argue the socialist case for understanding the roots of transphobia and tackle the arguments of transphobes. It will explore the history of gender diversity and explain why liberation to be our true selves can only be won with the overthrow of capitalism.

Recommended Reading

The freedom to be: Marxism, gender oppression and the struggle for trans liberationin Marxist Left Reviewby April Holcombe
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