“Said the Pot to the Kettle” provides a basic introduction to feminist theory for anarchist men. A widely circulated zine we first picked up in the early 2000s at many anarchist book fairs, this introduction was written by an anonymous man in his twenties. It introduces a wide range of topics including patriarchy, gender identification, women-only and safe spaces, language and pronouns, sexual assault, power dynamics, body image, and more.
Obviously, the discussion to each of these points is relatively short, but it’s a very helpful zine. The author has two goals: 1) to help men deconstruct patriarchy within themselves for the sake of women’s liberation 2) to help men deconstruct patriarchy within themselves for the sake of their own liberation.
thoughtcrime ink’s edition of this zine has a nice thick stock on the cover.