Socialism and Feminism in History
All right then. I will do the usual, namely, give you something to read which I did not write:
This, unfortunately, is a graphic scan PDF, rather than a text version, so it is a heavy 9 megabytes! (I hate it when they do that!) But, I think it shall be worth your while.
As you will see, "history repeats itself", or " the more things change, the more they stay the same." This book chapter is titled "Marx, Engels and the Abolition of the Family", and it talks much about feminism, socialism, "free love" (can you say bonobos?), and. . well. . the abolition of the family.
That is to say, this material strikes a lot of chords which are as familiar nowadays as they were in the heyday of 19th century socialism. Not to say that those ideas originated in the 19th century, but that they first took on, at that time, a form we moderns and post-moderns can immediately recognize.
All in all, this material ties together a lot of things and throws a useful backlight upon our present historical foreground.
Incidentally, the material makes reference to Charles Fourier (1772-1837), the French utopian socialist. Fourier is without doubt a spiritual progenitor of today's "loony left". He had a motley array of tutti-frutti ideas about the ideal future world he hoped to create: for example, did you know that Charles Fourier wanted to perfume the Arctic Ocean?