These are not ordinary events or isolated facts, it is a system that perpetuates domination over women. It’s patriarchy.Patriarchy is…. giving the boys balls and dolls to us girls to educate us to be submissive and silent, to teach that there are things for women and men.. it’s just to look at the body of a woman when she doesn’t want it, then to treat you as exaggerated or hysterical, to harass verbally, to insist on violence and ultimately death. This and much more is all patriarchy. That men have more leisure time than women, that men don’t help at home, as we are delegated to the care of children and elderly, that women are paid less for doing the same job, that we are afraid to walk down the street, having been harassed since childhood … Continue reading These aren’t just ‘Crimes’…It’s Patriarchy
Wearing a rainbow of patterned bras over their shirts, dozens of protesters have gathered outside Hong Kong’s police headquarters to protest against the conviction of Ng Lai-ying, who was deemed guilty of assaulting a police officer with her breast during a protest. Continue reading ‘Breast Walk’ demo: Woman jailed for hitting Cop with Breast.
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Due to events that have been occurring in the Iberian Occupied Social Centres for some time we feel morally obliged to write this informative text. We are fed up with sexist and condescending, complicity and hetero speeches. We believe that feminism is a cornerstone on which to base the Commons and everyday politics and in occupied social centers, and that sexism is not just the ego of a group of people who refuse to recognize its dynamic in their ‘machirulo’ speeches but also a structural system that we need to question, analyze and oppose every day. (note: ‘machirulo in this context seems like ´laddish male bonding that relishes machismo’) These facts only serve to confuse people and do a disservice to the world of punk, hardcore and music linked to social movements.
Let’s speak clearly: We believe ( Occupied Self-Managed Social Centres), assemblies, collective groups and comrades should take a position against gender violence from thousands of possible fronts, and that includes exposing socially for public knowledge and collective scrutiny such ‘ anarkopunkarras’ groups as Penetrazión Sorpressa (note. ‘Surprise Penetration’.. refers to rape while being deniable). Continue reading Collectives and Groups opposing Machismo in Liberated Zones: Counter-Communiqué
Fuchsia Blood # 76 Women in community Sangre Fucsia #76 Mujeres en comunidad 01:05:35 min | hace 17 días | Julieta Paredes and Adriana Guzman tell us about the feminist community and how they respond to colonial patriarchy. ( in Spanish) Julieta Paredes y Adriana Guzmán nos cuentan qué es el feminismo comunitario y cómo responden al patriarcado colonialista.
Por Contrainfos.. (1) Aniversario, (2) Alerta en Yarmouk (3) Multan a feministas (4) Bomberos y pobreza energética (5) Autogestión en Kan Pasqual (6) Resumen de conflictos desde 2013 (7) Homenaje a minero inmolado (8) Feria de la Yunta https://youtu.be/lY5wg90Xchk
Benvinguts al contrainfos número….. 100!
1. Avui a la Plaça del Sol
Okupem les Ones fa 12 anys amb latele.cat. Les paelles en marxa a la plaça del Sol.
2. Camp Refugiats Yarmouk
I ara sí, la primera notícia d´aquest contrainfos la dediquen a la terrible situación que viu el barrí palestí de Yarmouk, assetjat per la guerra i en situación d´emergència humanitària. Veiem doncs un resum que ha preparar una companya.
Is Barcelona on the verge of a feminist revolution?
by Kate Shea Baird on April 7, 2015 first printed in ROAR
Ada Colau and the other women involved in the citizen platform Barcelona en Comú are showing how municipal politics can be feminized from the bottom up.
Although the conditions are not optimal and the cantonal government has warned that the situation is unstable, there are more than 40,000 people have returned to the city where there is are minimum services.
Just last week opened the first school and the first store and the first dentist. Many city services depend on the result of the current offensive by YPG, the FSA and YPJ front west. Continue reading #RebuildKobane : photos of victorious return