LGBT oppression, like women’s oppression, is tied to the centrality of the nuclear family as one of capitalism’s means to both inculcate gender norms and outsource care for the current and future generations of workers at little cost to the state. In addition, the oppression of LGBT people under capitalism, like racism and sexism, serves to divide working-class people from one another, especially in their battles for economic and social justice.
Sherry Wolf - Sexuality and Socialism: History, Politics, and Theory of LGBT Liberation (via cultureofresistance)
I can get with this, as long as it’s not followed by “….so we should erase/ignore our differences in sexuality, orientation, race and gender and only worry about economic justice”
P.S. I love Sherry Wolf
The criticism that “socialism” erases the complexities of human experience under some homogeneous workerism seems utterly alien to my experiences and I can’t find the theoretical underpinnings to it.
I’m curious where it’s come from; if its an american thing, or if my experience of socialism as radically different from the main stream…