I read this the other day & it pissed me right the fuck off. It came up on my Facebook feed a few minutes ago & triggered my rage again. It’s not like the right-wing trolls that have been attacking the Parkland kids & their political activism. This attack is something different. It paints them as “Hunger Games” characters, as not-quite-real-made-for-the-screen personas that are going to have a “Hollywood ending”.
IT’S NOT A FUCKING MOVIE! THIS IS REAL FUCKING LIFE!
It’s so fucking true, the liberals are as bad as the conservatives. STFU already!
Here’s the link to the article that’s pissing me off:
A great article by Nancy Le Tourneau of The Washington Monthly.
But of course, they’re not going down without a fight & these guys are NASTY MF’S.
ya know, just wondering what the USA would be like if it had been Hillary Clinton who had won the Democratic Primary back in 2008 & gone on to win the election & then we had eight years of “The First Female President”, while Barack Obama stayed in the Senate, gaining experience & the friendships & contacts needed he would need when he would be elected in 2016 as the “The First Black President”.
We wouldn’t be living through the hell we’re living through now, that’s for damn sure.
from the Mahablog. great blog.
She makes some great points, including: “And now at least one woman has been caught making false claims for political reasons, which was bound to happen. But it just takes a few women to be caught lying before we’re back to the assumption that all women are liars, which is worrisome.”
and: “My other concern is that men will take over the issue and assume the lead in writing the sexual harassment response handbook, because men always think they know better than we do, and they will screw it up.”
FARC’s Insurgent Feminism. From Upside Down World. Feminism in Colombia. an article by Kimberley J. Brown.
This is the part I particularly liked:
“For Insurgent Feminism, fighting for gender equality goes beyond creating progressive laws that encourage women to study, own land, or control their own finances — although it does entail all of these things. But it also means fighting the capitalist system, which has played a major role in fomenting gender roles in society, keeping women away from the means of production, and, consequently, their ability to take control of their own lives. This is even more true for working class women.
“According to their Thesis on Women and Gender, what feminism under capitalism has done is create the circumstances for some women — mainly middle and upper class — to enjoy certain individual freedoms.
“But the guerrilla feminist movement, staying true to its Marxist ideology, looks for real structural transformation in society to liberate all women. This can only be achieved by changing the distribution of wealth, overcoming gendered divisions of labor, and understanding the current and historic role of women in society.”
Read the entire article. It’s very informative & inspiring.
This is about a book fair in the UK. For me, the truly interesting part is the end, where she shares the pamphlet she was handing out. If you are interested in the erasure of women & words that describe women, women’s functions & women as a class in & of themselves, you will be interested in this.
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