Ten rape prevention tips:
1. Don’t put drugs in women’s drinks.
2. When you see a woman walking by herself, leave her alone.
3. If you pull over to help a woman whose car has broken down, remember not to rape her.
4. If you are in an elevator and a woman gets in, don’t rape her.
5. When you encounter a woman who is asleep, the safest course of action is to not rape her.
6. Never creep into a woman’s home through an unlocked door or window, or spring out at her from between parked cars, or rape her.
7. Remember, people go to the laundry room to do their laundry. Do not attempt to molest someone who is alone in a laundry room.
8. Use the Buddy System! If it is inconvenient for you to stop yourself from raping women, ask a trusted friend to accompany you at all times.
9. Carry a rape whistle. If you find that you are about to rape someone, blow the whistle until someone comes to stop you.
10. Don’t forget: Honesty is the best policy. When asking a woman out on a date, don’t pretend that you are interested in her as a person; tell her straight up that you expect to be raping her later. If you don’t communicate your intentions, the woman may take it as a sign that you do not plan to rape her."
Posted by Leigh Hofheimer under Prevention
A Surprise Pride and Prejudice Engagement
(Note: This isn’t me)
See? This is a tailor-made proposal. Not some “big screen of basketball game nonsense. This person took into account his girlfriend’s pastimes and favourite things in the world, knew how close to the family she was and engineered the perfect engagement proposal, without a doubt managing to make sure this would please her (surely her mother and sisters would know).
This is how you do big gestures.
An analysis of autism research covering genetics, brain imaging, and cognition led by Laurent Mottron of the University of Montreal has overhauled our understanding of why autism potentially occurs, develops and results in a diversity of symptoms. The team of senior academics involved in the…
Theory is essentially the intellectual expression of the revolutionary process itself. In it every stage of the process becomes fixed so that it may be generalised, communicated, utilised and developed. Because the theory does nothing but arrest and make conscious each necessary step, it becomes at the same time the necessary premise of the following one.
— György Lukács
I’ve put together a list of books, articles, essays, anthologies, and collected works that are essential reading for those who wish to possess a basic understanding of Marxist theory. I’ve included links (PDFs or HTML on MIA) to the full text of every single work I’ve included in this list. The list begins with Marx and ends with contemporary Marxist academics and intellectuals, while covering everything in between. The list is organized chronologically, not in order of what should be read first (although in a sense, it is almost organized in terms of who should be read first). This still is, and will always be, a work in progress.
I tried to keep this selection as pure as I possibly could (a friend of mine described this list as “Salafi Marxist”) despite the fact that I had to sacrifice some of its purity for the sake of inclusion and variety. This list does not represent me or my views in its entirety; I’ve included a few Marxist theorists whose assertions I reject and theorists whose fan clubs I despise (I’m looking at you, Trots).
- Early Writings (1843-1844)
- Wage-Labor and Capital (1847)
- Grundrisse (1857-61)
- Economic Manuscripts: Value, Price and Profit (1865)
- The Paris Commune (1871)
- Capital Volume I, Capital Volume II and Capital Volume III (Maybe read Volume I first, leave the other two for later. These took 20 years to write, they will take you maybe half that time to read) Since Capital can be a hassle, this series of lectures can be extremely useful and I highly recommend it: Reading Marx’s Capital with David Harvey
The MECW consists of 32,000 pages of works written by Marx and Engels. It contains most (if not all) of what I’ve listed above (and a whole lot more) in one PDF document.
- Principles of Communism (1847)
- Anti-Duhring (1877)
- Socialism: Utopian and Scientific (1880)
- The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State (1884)
- What Is To Be Done? (1902)
- Two Tactics of Social-Democracy in the Democratic Revolution (1905)
- Materialism and Empirio-Criticism (1908)
- The Three Sources and Three Component Parts of Marxism (1913)
- Critical Remarks on the National Question (1913)
- Karl Marx: A Brief Biographical Sketch With an Exposition of Marxism (1914)
- The Right of Nations to Self-Determination (1914)
- Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism (1916)
- The State and Revolution (1917)
- Left-Wing Communism: an Infantile Disorder (1920)
- The Lenin Anthology
45 volumes that include almost every word Lenin has ever written, with two exceptions (listed at the bottom of the page) with links.
- The Essential Rosa Luxemburg: Reform or Revolution and the Mass Strike (1900/1906)
- Theory & Practice (1910)
- The National Question (1909)
- Theory & Practice (1910)
- The Accumulation of Capital (1913)
- The Junius Pamphlet (1915)
- Results and Prospects (1906)
- Terrorism and Communism (1920)
- The Revolution Betrayed (1936)
- In Defense of Marxism (1940)
The following are all very short pieces by Gramsci:
- The Price of History (1919)
- Workers’ Democracy (1919)
- The Conquest of the State (1919)
- Revolutionaries and Elections (1919)
- The Problem of Power (1919)
- The Communists and the Elections (1921)
- Neither Fascism nor Liberalism: Sovietism (1924)
- The Role of Morality in Communist Production (1919)
- The Moral Mission of the Communist Party (1920)
- History & Class Consciousness (1923)
- Lenin – Theoretician of Practice (1924)
- Lenin: A Study in the Unity of his Thought (1924)
- Be Concerned With the Well-Being of the Masses, Pay Attention to Methods of Work (1934)
- On Practice (1937)
- On Contradiction (1937)
- Combat Liberalism (1937)
- Serve the People (1944)
- Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-tung (1966)
- Early Writings - Walter Benjamin (1910-1917)
- The Foundation of Historical Materialism - Herbert Marcuse (1932)
- The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction - Walter Benjamin (1936)
- Theses on the Philosophy of History - Walter Benjamin (1940)
- Reason & Revolution - Herbert Marcuse (1941)
- Dialectic of Enlightenment - Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno (1944)
- The Authoritarian Personality - Theodor Adorno et al. (1950)
- Trotzky’s Diary in Exile - Erich Fromm (1958)
- Marx’s Concept of Man - Erich Fromm (1961)
- One-Dimensional Man - Herbert Marcuse (1964)
- For Marx - (1965)
- Reading Capital (1968)
- Lenin and Philosophy and Other Essays (1970)
- Essays in Self-Criticism (1974)
- Philosophy of the Encounter: Later Writings (1978-1987)
- Essays on Marx’s Theory of Value - Isaak Illich Rubin (1924)
- Pedagogy of the Oppressed - Paulo Freire (1968)
- The Limits of Capital - David Harvey (1982)
- The Condition of Postmodernity - David Harvey (1989)
- The Ignorant Schoolmaster: Five Lessons in Intellectual Emancipation - Jacques Rancière (1991)
- Postmodernism Or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism - Frederic Jameson (1991)
- The Production of Space - Henri Lefebvre (1991)
- Ideology: An Introduction - Terry Eagleton (1991)
- Labor Of Dionysus: A Critique of the State-Form Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri (1994)
- The Illusions of Postmodernism - Terry Eagleton (1996)
- Empire - Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri (2000)
- Ten Theses on Politics - Jacques Rancière (2001)
- Spaces of Capital: Towards a Critical Geography - David Harvey (2001)
- The New Imperialism - David Harvey (2003)
- Metapolitics - Alain Badiou (2005)
- A Critical Reader - David Harvey (2006)
- Critical Companion to Contemporary Marxism - Jacques Bidet (2009)
- The Enigma of Capital - David Harvey (2010)
- A Companion to Marx’s Capital - David Harvey (2010)
- The Making of Indebted Man - Maurizio Lazzarato (2011)
- Althusser’s Lesson - Jacques Rancière (2011)
- Rebel Cities from the Right to the City to the Urban Revolution - David Harvey (2012)
so powerful. The Revolution
You know the crazy thing about these pictures coming out of Ferguson? They look EXACTLY like the pictures of the 50s-70s. Nothing at all has changed, just reasons and excuses they use to keep us down.
the US is unreal like girls cant wear shorts to school, you can literally lose your job for being gay, and unarmed black children are brutally murdered on the regular but old white ppl r still like “what a beautiful country. i can freely carry a gun for no reason and some of our mountains look like presidents. god bless”
That is wrong. The gospel cannot be merely a private transaction. God didn’t break through history, through time and space, to come as a baby, be incarnated, and suffer on the cross just so you can come to him and say, ‘Oh, I accept Jesus and now I can live happily ever after.’ That’s not why he came…. Jesus came as a radical to turn the world upside down. When we believe it is just about Jesus and yourself, we miss the whole point."
— Chuck Colson, unChristian: What a New Generation Really Thinks About Christianity…And Why it Matters, p. 87 (via blakebaggott)
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