You get the same impression when you’re leafletting. If you do date an anarchist woman (or to some extent any woman), you’ve got to understand it is not okay to use the fact that she allocates you a larger part of her time to drill your important views on an issue into her. If a discussion on an issue is coming up, and you have differing views on the subject try discussing it as much as possible in a larger group. Well, yes we care in as much as we care about you, but the whole dramatisation around it is just ridiculous.
People talk to you not because they care about your politics, but because it’s the first time in weeks they talk to a woman who is not at work serving them or part of their family. Now, being comrades is a bond of trust I place much value in. And only alone together as long as both people are enjoying discussing it. You know, the whole “o no, I never talk about my feelings” five drinks later, sobbing on your lap about his entire lifestory.
It’s founder – who goes by the name of Ian – introduces himself as an anarchist of the ‘traditional anti-capitalist variety’.
Unlike most anarchists we know, Ian also has an MBA and manages website development projects as his day job.
I take my examples out of the worst working class coming of age litterature to stress the fact the “pressure to really be working-class” which sometimes exists among some anarchists really does not help. Talk about your daddy issues with your dad, your men issues with other men, etc. So, you love feminism, so you think men should be less manly and open up about their feelings. Tip: women also find it really hard to express what they are feeling.
The page, and its sister Twitter account, describe themselves as a dating service for "socialists, communists, and anarchists wherever they might be", and ads ranging from the jokey to the endearingly earnest have been pouring in.
Jacob, a single socialist who founded the service on a whim with a few friends, has seen the idea grow from a flippant hashtag to a viral groundswell...
Join in with the discussion about this dating service on the urban75 forums.
To defenders of the state, “anarchy” is a scary concept.