[Marxism] Fwd: Parched | Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist
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Fri Jun 17 13:20:10 MDT 2016
Opening today at the AMC Empire 25 in NY and the Laemmle in LA,
“Parched” is a militantly feminist Indian movie that has elements of
“Thelma and Louise” and women’s prison genre films like the 1950 “Caged”
except that the prison in this instance is a poor and isolated village
on a dusty plain where men treat women like slaves. The Gospel of St.
John refers to the word being made flesh. “Parched” essentially makes
flesh the words of Frederick Engels in “Origins of the Family, Private
Property and the State”:
"The modern individual family is founded on the open or concealed
domestic slavery of the wife, and modern society is a mass composed of
these individual families as its molecules.
"In the great majority of cases today, at least in the possessing
classes, the husband is obliged to earn a living and support his family,
and that in itself gives him a position of supremacy, without any need
for special legal titles and privileges. Within the family he is the
bourgeois and the wife represents the proletariat."
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