Trans healthcare, already woefully inadequate prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, has been stretched to breaking point. The Pandemic has left trans people across Britain without access to essential medical care. We need a socialist system based on bodily sovereignty and informed consent.
Red Fightback is excited to be launching our first book, Marxism and Transgender Liberation: Confronting Transphobia in the British Left!
Where can you buy it?
The book can be bought here.
A digital longreads version will be available in April. Buy the hard copy to get your hands on the book now!
What is the book about?
Marxism and Transgender Liberation: Confronting Transphobia in the British Left is the response to transphobia that we need in this vital moment in the struggle for transgender liberation. Amongst many things, it articulates the conditions in which we experience such severe abandonment and isolation. So many of us feel this way – particularly as transgender, non-binary, intersex and otherwise gender non-conforming people. We are scapegoated and gaslit, terrorised and depicted as terrorists, beaten and abused, murdered and forgotten. We turn to the left for support, in a nation where lesbians and gays supported the miners and the miners led a pride parade in response, and find nothing. The liberal left offers at best hollow words, enacting the same hatred and violence as those they barely claim to oppose. Many on the far left offer crude ‘materialism’ as their grounds for perpetuating these oppressive structures, and claim to break with capitalism despite not challenging its transphobia, racism, ableism, misogyny or homophobia. This pamphlet thoroughly exposes the analytical incoherency and moral deficiency within so much of this supposed left; their position, which is plainly morally corrupt, is proved to also be analytically impossible.
Who wrote it?
Red Fightback members collaborated to produce this book. We want to thank AH for the majority of the text; SO, TI and the RFB LGBT+ Caucus for contributions; RS for the incredible cover art; and CB, MB and CMI for their work producing and publishing the book.