[Marxism] Fwd: Parched | Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
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."

full: https://louisproyect.org/2016/06/17/parched/

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