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This has Always Been a War, The Radicalization of a Working Class Queer

This has Always Been a War, The Radicalization of a Working Class Queer

This has Always Been a War, The Radicalization of a Working Class Queer

A powerful, personal critique of capitalist patriarchy as seen through the eyes of a queer radical.

Capitalism has infiltrated every aspect of our personal, social, economic, and sexual lives. By examining the politics of gender, environment, and sexuality, we can see the ways straight, cis, white, and especially male upper-class people control and subvert the other – queer, non-binary, BIPOC, and female bodies – in order to keep the working lower classes divided. Patriarchy and classism are forms of systemic violence which ensure that the main commodity of capitalism – a large, disposable, cheap, and ideally subjugated work force – is readily available. There is a lot wrong with the ways we live, work, and treat each other.

In essays that are both accessible and inspiring, Lori Fox examines their confrontations with the capitalist patriarchy through their experiences as a queer, non-binary, working-class farm hand, labourer, bartender, bush-worker, and road dog, exploring the ugly places where issues of gender, sexuality, class, and the environment intersect.

About the author

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Lori Fox

Lori Fox is a queer, non-binary, working-class writer and journalist. Their work, which focuses on issues of class, gender, sexuality, the environment, and the messy places where these things intersect, has appeared with The Guardian, Vice, and The Globe and Mail, among many other outlets. This Has Always Been a War is their first book.

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