Top-down efforts to convince us that the highest form of feminism is the girl boss have failed. No one believes today that we will be saved by the female CEO or presidential candidate. Instead, feminists are in pursuit of a
NEW WORLD, at the forefront of struggles for police abolition, healthcare, and control over our work, looking toward a horizon beyond which everyone has access to food and shelter, to beauty and pleasure. We don’t want the paltry options we’ve been offered. We want it all. »»
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Lux is the magazine I’ve been waiting for— incisive, irreverent, class conscious, stylish, and strategic. For too long, feminism has been co-opted, scorned, or treated as a political afterthought. Offering an unabashedly feminist- socialist lens on a dazzling array of topics, Lux is a publication worthy of its readers and a portal to a better, more intelligent, interesting, and pleasurable world.— Astra Taylor
We need a magazine that is feminist, leftist, and as clear, sharp and sparkling as good gin. I cannot wait for Lux.—Molly Crabapple
These are grim days around the world, but the shards of light come from the emergent social movements. How those movements develop, whether they have success will depend on their strategy and tactics, but even more importantly, their politics. Lux comes into existence at a crucial time and aims to play a critical role in the development of a burgeoning left. We need Lux now more than ever.— Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
Lux is the new public face of socialist feminism– sharp in critique and visionary in reimagining family, work, and pleasure for a world to come.— Nancy Fraser
Contentious online political conversations have needlessly set feminism and socialism against one another. It’s time to have more thorough and honest explorations about our experiences from an intersectional perspective that fully recognizes how class, race, gender, sexuality, geography, and beyond shape our lives and our communities. Lux is the place to do that.— Samhita Mukhopadhyay
Issue 1 Preview
Rape and Reparations in Mexico
“Putting the soldiers who raped me in prison is not justice”
After they were assaulted by Mexican soldiers, two Indigenous women argued for community repair over punishment of individuals, in a case that illuminates US struggles to defund the police.
Art by Sofia Clausse
What luxury looks like without rich people
The Soviet Union made Red Moscow as an answer to Chanel N°5, and champagne for the masses. And Communism briefly sparkled.
Photos by Yudi Ela, Prop Styling by Samantha Margherita
Pregnancy and Abortion
Only when we want to, but whenever we want to
A new translation of a 1971 Italian feminist manifesto from the archives of Mariarosa Dalla Costa – a rousing document that connects directly to today’s demands for reproductive justice.
Photos courtesy of Mariarosa Dalla Costa and Biblioteca Civica di Padova
How much abuse should an organizer take?
A portrait of K Toyin Agbebiyi, aka @Sheabutterfemme, who rose to online prominence as an abolitionist organizer and educator, only to find themselves on a rollercoaster of internet drama.
Image: Instagram Feed of @sheabutterfemme
Plus Consciousness raising with corporations, how surviving sexual assault turned one woman into a socialist
ALSO a New York City teacher on a truly hellish back-to-school season
FEATURING Alexandra Kollontai’s vision of free love, the road to terfdom, looters unite