by Thé Tulloch In many ways, being a gay woman that is also a feminist feels like being the punchline to a bad joke. I am one of those hairy feminists. I am a lesbian: the sweater vest, sensible shoe, cat-loving kind; not the edgy-leather-and-studs-cool-haircut kind. You know, the one you trip over yourself to emphasise you’re not when the subject of your politics comes up, out of fear people think you’ve become a lavender menace. It’s sad that an ideology that concerns itself with the freedom of women from patriarchy is willing to engage in lesbophobia unashamedly.
Tag Archive: Feminism
Finally someone knows what the feminist agenda is about! We are trying to scare men away from marrying us! Hooray! Click the link below to read more.
I would like to start off by saying there are no citations nor references in this article. Everything is based off of anecdotal evidence (which is bullshit). Some of my favorite quotes include:
- “Women aren’t women anymore.” Did I miss something? Has my vagina magically morphed into a penis?
- “Heck, men have been to blame since feminists first took to the streets in the 1970s.” SUCCESS! We have taken over the world and turned men into slaves! Muhahahaha! View full article »
Do we still need feminism?
by Teresa Mollá Castells *Friday, January 25, 2013 (en español abajo)
Of course we do! For me it’s a way of life not just demanding equal rights . Because it sees that power and authority are not the same thing, because it seeks horizontal human relations . Because it treats people NOT as objects and restores integrity and dignity ...Source: Cimac, with thanks
This week someone asked me if feminism was still needed in the times in which we live. I’ve heard he arguments to justify not needing feminism in today’s society not thousands, but maybe millions of times, here are some of them: View full article »
Chapter twenty seven
-’running and laughing together down the concrete highway’-
Barry stood up, calm as usual, and surveyed the scene, at nine a.m., in the big, low, badly lit basement. There were about two hundred of us there, all sweating buckets, mostly men, and stripped off to the waist.
The place was buzzing with loud excited talk. All the tattooed Clanners milling down the back, in kilts and thongs and caps and hanging pockets.
Young fresh faces and faces lined and balding. some contending with wobbly bellies. Others old already, with alcohol and frustration, plus a bit of hard labour as well.
Muscles bulging and males bonding. View full article »
No social or cultural revolution can happen if, instead of embarking on the fight, of releasing our bodies and thoughts, we act from the prisons of our own prejudices, limitations and embarrassments
.Chronicle and assessment of the international art and postpornography Show, ’Muestra Marrana’, in Barcelona. by Diana J. Torres
For three cold days the art production center Hangar (Barcelona) was again heated with groans and feminism. Yes, that’s one way of describing what is Postpornography, a way of understanding sexuality as a free identity construction tool , as a liberating weapon system from boring and oppressive hetero, and as a way of reimagining and renewing our sexuality.
from an extract on Slendermeans
…..This goes some way to explaining the power politics behind otherwise inexplicable decisions. Faced with a gap between the rhetoric of equality and what actually happens within organisations, it’s not so surprising that some women choose the safe option of identifying with traditional centres of power.
Look at those “first ladies” who find it easier to get close to power than seek it on their own behalf. When Carla Bruni-Sarkozy announces in Vogue that women don’t need feminism, she’s speaking as a woman who’s experienced the material advantages of attaching herself to one of the world’s most powerful men.
These women have got where they have – somewhere quite comfortable – without rocking the boat, and they’re not keen on women who challenge the status quo. Identifying with men is a traditional means of negotiating patriarchal power, and women who go down that route tend to share reactionary male views of other women.
If you’re a conservative woman in the Church of England, the prospect of “pushy” women getting power is quite scary, so of course you’re going to vote against it. The last thing any traditional woman wants to be accused of is appearing confrontational, even if accepting male power is self-defeating in the long run….
Oh Carla Bruni, so feminism’s over, is it? | Barbara Ellen (guardian.co.uk)
Act Two Chapter Twenty
-‘How can it be free? It’s impossible.’-
We’d planned to go on free-bikes, but I was much too wrecked. And Lucy could hardly sit down. We called an air-cab. As we were waiting we watched a high yellow crane, swinging the green head of a windmill above the clinic.
-‘More clean energy?’- she said. View full article »
en español aquí: La Cooperativa Integral y el Caído del Capitalismo
In southern Europe it looks like Capitalism is collapsing. . Everywhere businesses are closing down and stolen money moved to tax havens. We have an opportunity right now to start new systems, truly sustainable and without hierarchy, without interest, without rich or poor .. on the way to a money-free world! Below we report on the Integral CoOps, which use new technology to link consumption, production, Community Currencies and Time Banks.
NO to Reaction YES to revolution ..
All the old activists covered their eyes in despair, when tens of thousands of youths from the 15M movement raised their hands in the air and yelled for nonviolence, while being brutally beaten up by the police mercenaries last year. What a shocking lack of solidarity and militancy!
Yet it is also true that direct confrontation with State forces makes us into a mirror image of them. All the dialectical struggle of macho Marxists only led its leaders to the corruption of power, in the totalitarianism of State Communism, or nowadays in leftist parties and sold out unions .
The 15M Movement and Occupy on the other hand are based on the assembly, self organized horizontally, without leaders or parties, without hierarchy, and without accepted sexism, like an internet chat, or in the tradition of the Iberian Anarchists. View full article »
Act two Chapter Sixteen
Spot A ‘Shit-On’
-‘For this I come to see the horse’s mouth.’-
Course I remember, we showed them our shit-on routine..
It was just after Macker arrived. View full article »
rebblogged with thanks from slendermeans
..new creative tactics are renewing Feminism and exposing the stench of privilege and social abuse of women..
A couple of weeks ago, columnist Caitlin Moran interviewed Lena Dunham, creator of HBO series Girls, set in multicultural New York. The ensuing row over Moran’s failure to challenge the show’s lack of racial diversity has been raging both on Twitter and the blogosphere. The continuing reactions and counter-reactions to Moran’s tweet about the showhave exposed a long-standing rift within the feminist movement running along race lines. View full article »
and good morning/evening/ night to all 264o ‘Friends of The Free’ on Farcebook. I’m sending the latest variation of the Poster.. came out a bit pink I think..
Maybe you could copy and paste it, or take it to the Anarchist Book Fair. Not much point where I live as nobody can read English!
This poster is done on Gimp, the free photoshop, but it wasn’t me (honestly) who gave a brown bottom to the last Greek policeman!
chow for now………. mike
here’s part 3 of the weekly serialization.. Linda has just run away from her awful school and abusive Dad…
Okay so you can read it here anyway, but this has more illustrations and may appear more in GooogleSo maybe more people will get the chance to read it.
I didn’t want to go back so I just walked on. On and on, down the abandoned canal. It was freezing cold, you’d think it was winter, and I was wishing vaguely that I’d brought my coat.
But I didn’t care really, till it started to rain… View full article »
“This is pure action,” says reader reporter Michael N. About ten activists on Monday afternoon bought a ticket to – quite legally – to get to the South Tower of the Zurich Grossmünster. At about 50 meters but they unfurled a huge banner reading “Free Pussy Riot – Fuck Putin now.” View full article »
this is the first part of the serialization One part will appear here every Friday for the next year
Okay so you can read it here anyway, but this has more illustrations and should appear in Gooogle. So maybe more people will get the chance to read it. Pleeez comment if you like it..or if you don’t!
Act One Chapter One Smashing my Aquarium
-’A big, wet, pouting, splash of a kiss..’- View full article »
Nobody doubts this was on the orders of Vladimir Putin, allying himself again with fascistic, sexist corrupt religious bigots.
They have already done nearly six months.. just for singing a song!!
Let’s NEVER forget them, FREE PUSSY RIOT
- ‘Pussy Riot’ band members found guilty (aljazeera.com)
- Patriarch demands 7 years jail for Pussy riot (thefreeonline.wordpress.com)
- Members of Pussy Riot flee Russia (newstalk.ie)
- Pussy Riot: ‘we still burn with desire to take Putin’s monopoly on power’ (guardian.co.uk)