By Aishah Shahidah Simmons and Alisa Bierria
Today is the first day of Standing Our Ground Week of Action (July 25 – August 1, 2014) in Jacksonville, FL and everywhere in support of Marissa Alexander’s case. The Free Marissa Now Mobilization Campaign is a coalition of organizations and activists that has been mobilizing people in Jacksonville, across the US and around the globe to support the call for Marissa’s freedom.
Less than two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to break bread and talk with my sister and comrade Alisa Bierria, a Free Marissa Now member based in the Bay Area, about what Marissa Alexander’s case means for feminist social movements and the current push for grassroots support for her freedom during the week of action.
Since Ms. Alexander is under house arrest, I asked Alisa if she would partner with me on a Feminists We Love feature on Marissa Alexander. Ms. Alexander’s current struggle for freedom exemplifies many aspects of The Feminist Wire’s mission and vision. We are in unwavering solidarity with the movement to free her. If you aren’t aware of Ms. Alexander’s case or if you don’t have a full grasp of what’s at stake for Ms. Alexander, and by extension all women who are or will be in similar situations in the future; we hope that after reading this conversation you will be called to action.
Wolf-whistles, “hey baby” and “keep smiling honey!” are the types of things you’d expect to hear directed at a woman walking down the street. But what would the world look like if gender roles were reversed? A new short film seeks to answer that question — and the result is chilling.
On what seems to be just another ordinary day, a man is exposed to sexism and sexual violence in a society ruled by women… (10 minutes watch below)
We’re not angry because we’re feminists. We’re feminists because we are sick and tired and so very frustrated that we have to repeatedly defend our desire for equal rights. Listen to this speech by Jessica Valenti and just try to get a little bit angry too.
At 1:56 find out the annoying question every feminist gets asked, at 7:00 things get emotional in a good way, and at 7:44 you don’t want to miss it when she basically “drops the mic” and answers that annoying question with an even better one.
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comment: ”Great how he exposes the rampant male violence against women, children and other males in Nth American society. Then we find out his day job is controlling such violence inside the US military,! That is, to make them more efficient at State and Capitañlist violence against the rest of us. The US now has Special Forces in 92 couintries acting with zero democratic control.”
- Valenti’s ‘Full Frontal Feminism’ (belljargirl.wordpress.com)
- Long and shocking history of total repression of women
- Gay and lesbian albatrosses share ‘chick care’!
- Help Femen activist Amina, ‘condemned to Death’ for protest Photo
- Feminist Protests go Worldwide: Free Amina..Free all Women!
- 5th Annual Show: Another feminist Porn is Necessary
- Pussy Riot and Madonna, branded sluts and therefore liars!
- Freed Yekta sings ‘Put Putin OUT.. Free Pussy Riot’
- Jailed for being
- More Gays and Lesbians killed and tortured, as Police join in.
- Debating Creative Feminist Tactics: Moran and Femen
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! Continue reading foxnews: women aren`t women anymore
First lesbian who seeks redress for the Spanish fascist repression is still persecuted for being gay, thereforeshe is known only as M.C.D.
Prosecution: “I declare that M. C. D. is a homosexual and a rebel to her family ”
The first lesbian who seeks compensation after being jailed and punished by the Spanish State was sentenced without her counsel making any defense.
M.C.D. feels that she has almost a moral duty to address the media. But she does reluctantly and with limitations: neither her name nor place of residence must be made public.
That process is still not finished, in which a 16 year old girl was arrested, paroled, and a year later as she had ‘not reformed’ judged and convicted at the age of 17 with being a lesbian…. Continue reading Jailed for being Lesbian at 17, Shunned all her life, Seeks redress