The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies
As both political theory and social movement, anarchism challenges hierarchical authority relationships in all their forms, aiming to establish a society grounded in equality, reciprocity, and mutuality. In its commitment to a multidimensional understanding of power and oppression, and in its insistence on the need for consistency between means and ends in the revolutionary process, anarchism offers important resources to those engaged in challenges to gendered hierarchies. At the same time, few anarchist movements have actually lived up in practice to the ideals of gender equality to which their writings have given voice.
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Ackelsberg, Martha A., "Anarchism and Gender" (2016). Study of Women and Gender: Faculty Publications, Smith College, Northampton, MA.