Comrade Lauren: ‘Identity politics divide workers’

Women’s liberation is a question for all of us; a key part of the working-class struggle for socialism.

Comrade Lauren, an Australian communist, gives a short analysis as to why women, and in fact all workers, should reject identity politics.

“Identity polictics seek to divide workers into narrower and narrower subsections and identity groups, seeking to turn workers against one another.”

Lauren talks about the control of language and how it impacts workers’ ability to speak out. And she highlights the need for workers to struggle collectively rather than individually if they want to be successful in winning improvements in their conditions of existence.