In this episode, we explore why romantic love and the nuclear family are essential to the workings of capitalism. We are joined by Eli of Modern Cinderella ITALIA. Eli is a relationship anarchist and intersectional feminist who explains her decision to remain child-free and single. Eli shares part of her personal story to ground our discussion of love under capitalism. She shows us how the capitalist power structures rely upon our isolation and unpaid care labor, explaining how capitalism kills love. Tune in next week to hear how love kills capitalism!
“Family is the institutionalization of unpaid care labor” — Silvia Federici
Engles, “The Origins of the Family, Private Property, and the State” (Essay)
Aleksandra Kollontai, “Make Way for Winged Eros” (Essay)
Silvia Federici, Revolution at Point Zero (Book)
Red Menace podcast episode: Aleksandra Kollontai: Marxist Feminism and Love After Capitalism
Modern Cinderella Cocktail
The Modern Cinderella cocktail is a spicy riff on the classic, French 75. It’s deliciously pink and gets a warm and rich spice from Ancho Reyes which is an ancho chile liqueur from Puebla, Mexico. We’re also using strawberry syrup and a delightful gin from the Amalfi Coast in Italy in honor of Eli. Mafly Gin Rosa uses Sicilian pink grapefruits and is a beautiful pink color. The Modern Cinderella Cocktail is topped off with another great Italian ingredient—Prosecco.
22 ml Malfy Rosa Italian Gin
22mlAncho Reyes Ancho Chile Liqueur
Add all ingredients except Prosecco to a shaker tin. Add plenty of ice and shake. Fine strain into a chilled champagne flute and add the Prosecco. Cut a long strand of lemon peel with a channel knife and express the oils over the drink. Twist the lemon peel into a tight curl and garnish.
Glassware: Champagne Flute
Garnish: Lemon peel twist
450g Strawberries, small dice
450g Sugar, granulated white
Toss strawberries in sugar until well coated. Let sit covered for at least 3 hours (ideally 5-6 h) at room temperature while stirring occasionally to help dissolve sugar, Once sugar is dissolved, fine strain the strawberries out, bottle, and label syrup. Must be refrigerated. Good for up to 2 weeks with its optimal flavor good for 1 week.Support the show