Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Joining the fun

You scored as Anarcha-Feminist. Anarcha-feminists put a strong emphasis on the importance of patriachy, arguing that all forms of hierachy can be traced back to man's domination over woman. Although associated with the 1960s, the movement has its roots in the theories of Emma Goldman and Voltarine DeCleyre.

Anarcha-Feminist

40%

Anarcho-Syndicalist

20%

Anarcho-Communist

20%

Anarcho-Primitivist

0%

Anarcho-Capitalist

0%

Christian Anarchist

0%

What kind of Anarchist are you?
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Although not actually an anarchist I thought I'd join in the fun. It's not inaccurate - although I don't believe that all forms of hierachy can be traced back to man's domination over women, and put very little emphasis on the patriarchy. I'm not quite sure about what the difference is between anarcho-syndicalist and anarcho-communist (I'm sure someone can explain in the comments).

I thought a lot of the questions were quite ridiculous. There were a couple which asked me whether the means of production should be owned by the workers or the community, which I couldn't parse in any way that made sense to me. I believe that everyone who is able to should do some socially useful work, and therefore the workers and the community would not be two seperate groups. But I'd expand the definition of work out much wider than capitalism does (I'm looking at you reproductive labour), and I don't think people who are unable to work (but think if work was designed for people not the other way round most people would be able to do some socially useful work). So I answered disagree to both those questions.

As for this question "As most workers are male, workers self-management will not neccessarily lead to freedom for women." it's borderline offensive. Since when are most workers men? Women do the majority of the work in this world, and I'm not going to sit back while anyone, even a stupid internet quizz, ignores that fact. But I ticked agree, because I think the point (behind the bad wording) was that men dominate in many more industries than women and that wouldn't change even if the boss disappeared (in Britain in the 18th and 19th century there were reasonably regular strikes by male workers about female workers working some roles in the textile industries).

2 comments:

  1. u sure youre not an Anarchist then? U know u wanna be! And as they say 'the more the merrier'

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  2. I think the fact Maia's top percentage was only 40% tends against her being a sleeper anarchist.

    I think 40% top is the lowest I've seen (not that I've seen many, but anyway).

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