Πόσο βαθιά έχει διαβρώσει η θεωρία της μη-ταυτότητας όλα τα κινήματα στην Δύση.
Πόσο ανούσια μπορεί κανείς να αναλύσει τον αγώνα των γυναικών στο Κουρδιστάν, αν έχει τέτοιες εμμονές με έννοιες και προ-καταλήψεις προερχόμενες από τις αρνητικές ("ιδεολογικές") ιστορικές εμπειρίες του δυτικού μεσοπολέμου. Παρατηρήστε πόσο ανόητη είναι μια ερώτηση "καχυποψίας" από έναν θιασώτη της μη-ταυτότητας, που έχει γίνει πιά μια πανίσχυρη ιδεολογική ταυτότητα.
"....The PKK has a peculiar conception of women’s liberation. They hardly ever refer to feminist thinkers or currents outside of their own organization and tend to think in terms of a dichotomy between men and women — and to prioritize this contradiction over others.
True, but this is an attempt to form a certain subject. The contradiction colonizer-colonized is a contradiction that enables the formation of a group; the social question is another, although this one is given less attention now, and the contradiction between men and women, the gender question, is another. There are multiple fields of struggle and the attempt is to formulate a politics that doesn’t prioritize one struggle over the other.
But many PKK texts discuss ‘the woman’, while one of the insights of the feminist movements is that there is no such thing as a single, homogeneous category of ‘the woman’ — women are divided along nationality, sexual identity, class, and so on.
I think the women’s struggle is formulated on a highly political and ideological level and takes place along lines that are partly the result of the division of labor between men and women, and partly the result of cultural and religious conceptions about the roles of men and women. Discussions on how to shape that field of struggle are being followed by people who are close to the movement but I don’t know what impact this has within the party. People who are not affiliated to organizations or who are not party members often play an important role in discussions about left-wing politics, and with the PKK as well you can see that people become active around a certain issue and discuss these issues outside the party as well...."