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[–] slope 6 points -5 points (+1|-6) ago  (edited ago)

Please everyone stop using "Marxism" and "Socialism" as general slurs against feminism. Terms relating to the dialogue about feudalism, capitalism, and economical theory has been misappropriated for that recently. It's not your fault, as this has become a trend the past few months.

It would be good for people to understand those theories in the original context though.


[–] sp00kygh0st 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Cultural Marxism. Look it up


[–] slope 2 points -2 points (+0|-2) ago 

Ok, I did look it up:

The term "cultural Marxism" was first sighted around 1973, in The Critique of Domination: The Origins and Development of Critical Theory by Trent Schroyer.[1]

On the main wikipage, they attempt to shoehorn in a previous movement from Frankfurt Germany as a way to back up the validity of the term.


SJW's from the 1970's threw around the term Marxism, and shoehorned it into their cause, as are people doing this very day. It appears to have been born from anti-communist/socialist sentiment that became pervasive in North America, as a quasi smear-like association with feminism et al.

It's easy to lump feminists and such into groups with other perceived boogymen, like Carl Marx or those evil socialists. This is wrong because polical theories actually have meaning, and to let the language slide into a general insult will prevent people from actually reading Carl Marx, and learning about the forces that shaped France's generous social programs, or Sweden's prosperous society (aside from the current immigrant thing which is another story lol)