Trump’s victory, whether bonafide or not, has left us reeling. I consider it the victory of capitalist patriarchy and I want to say why. In my books I have repeatedly tried to analyze the abstract patterns that are oppressing us, the patterns of the market that function like a puppeteer behind the scenes, both for […]
Guest Blog by Heide Goettner-Abendroth
Communal child raising is as old as humanity and not at all a new idea. The problems came with the nuclear family that started with the industrial revolution more than 200 years ago. Before that child raising in extended families always was communal, and women shared this task. The question is whether the group of […]
Isn’t the puzzle a gift-abstraction?
I have been watching my 18 month old grand daughter play. She does some jigsaw puzzles with two or three large pieces. She takes the pieces out, then tries to fit them back in. Isn’t the puzzle a gift-abstraction? It has parts that stick out and have to be fitted into the appropriate places that […]
Is there a ‘foundational difference’ between women’s moral thinking and men’s?
“Whether there could be a gendered difference in moral thought seems to raise the question of whether there’s a foundational difference between some parts of women’s thinking and some of men’s. To say that the question of gendered differences in thought has attracted some attention recently is a staggering understatement. And one problem is that […]
New Blog by Genevieve Vaughan
I decided to start this blog August 1, 2016, the day of Lammas, the pagan festival of the harvest. I am in Austin, Texas and this is also the 50th anniversary of the first individual-mass killing in the USA, which happened when ex marine and student, Charles Whitman, after killing his wife and his mother, […]
Twin Oaks an Egalitarian Community
A video about Twin Oaks an Egalitarian Community. https://vimeo.com/89076764 Recommended by Anitra Nelson
The Wiggly Wobbly Way
The Wiggly Wobbly Way is a community based Gift Economy project. Find out more at Wiggly Wobbly Way
Gardening as a gift. Watch the video. Or click here – Gardening as a gift
Pussy Riot’s prison letter
“Two years of prison for Pussy Riot is our tribute to a destiny that gave us sharp ears, allowing us to sound the note A when everyone else is used to hearing G flat. At the right moment, there will always come a miracle in the lives of those who childishly believe in the triumph […]