September 14, 2014

Warrior Sisters: Women teaching women how to fight back.

August 27, 2014
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[Stripping] was a crappy job. I feel really offended when people act like it was some sort of feminist statement. I don’t feel that way at all. There’s a frankenstein monster that came out of the riot grrrl scene, which has always bothered me, which is that sex work is a) eroticised, b) exoticised… .

Although I’m talking about it now, I didn’t do it for the story. I want people to know it’s a shitty job, it’s degrading and there are women there who were twice my age, paying for their kids’ tuition so that their daughters could go to gymnastics class. So fuck you, coming in and doing it for five minutes so you can write about it. It’s classist, I guess. Making fun of women who really have to do that job. Wearing a disguise.

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August 27, 2014
Self Defense Works to Prevent Sexual Assault

August 20, 2014
Women's Liberation Front (WoLF)

carborundorum:

carborundorum:

WoLF is an organization that I’m proud to have had a role in starting.  We began at a radical feminist strategy meeting in September of last year, and we have solidified around the organizing and execution of Radfems Respond.  We’re getting off the ground in earnest now, so please check us out, and think about joining, working in coalition, and supporting our work.  We’ve needed an organized, strategic, cohesive radical feminist-dedicated organization for a long time, and I hope that WoLF can provide that.

WE BELIEVE…

  • That female humans, the class of people called women, are oppressed by men under a male-supremacist system called patriarchy.
  • That patriarchy is organized around the extraction of resources from female bodies and minds in the service of men, including reproductive, sexual, emotional, and labor resources.
  • That gender is a hierarchical caste system that organizes male supremacy. Gender cannot be reformed – it must be abolished.

WE WORK TO…

  • Halt male extraction of resources from female bodies and minds, by regaining reproductive sovereignty, ending male violence including the sexual exploitation industry, and ensuring that women control the material conditions of our lives.
  •  Disrupt and ultimately end the propagation and enforcement of the gender hierarchy, because women’s liberation can only be won when the caste system called gender has been abolished.
  • Empower women to organize as a class, including the creation and maintenance of women-only spaces.

WE ARE…

  • Unapologetically radical feminists.
  • Dedicated to the total liberation of women.
  • A women-only organization: We are biological females who survived girlhood.

Hey everyone, WoLF now has a tumblr!!  Follow us at womensliberationfront.tumblr.com

August 13, 2014

Anonymous said: I love you.

Well thanks anonymous (unless you’re a creeper, in which case, please stop).

August 3, 2014
Transgender Propaganda and HuffPo Censorship

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Saturday I was writing a piece on why ‘TERF’ is a slur, in response to another piece by Queen Thingy, and I came across this strawman attack on women "Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminism: What Exactly Is It, And Why Does It Hurt?" on the Huffington Post website.

The feature itself is a…

August 3, 2014
What is Deep Green Resistance?Deep Green Resistance is an analysis, a strategy, and the only organization of its kind. As an analysis, it reveals civilization as the institution that is destroying life on Earth. As a strategy, it offers a concrete plan for how to stop that destruction. As an organization, Deep Green Resistance is implementing that strategy.The goal of DGR is to deprive the rich of their ability to steal from the poor and the powerful of their ability to destroy the planet. This is a vast undertaking but it needs to be said: it can be done. Industrial civilization can be stopped.DGR is an aboveground organization that uses direct action in the fight to save our planet. We also argue for the necessity of an underground that can target the strategic infrastructure of industrialization. But these actions alone are never a sufficient strategy for achieving a just outcome. Any strategy aiming for a livable future must include a call to build direct democracies based on human rights and sustainable material cultures.Which means that the different branches of a resistance movement must work in tandem: the aboveground and belowground, the militants and the nonviolent, the frontline activists and the cultural workers. We need it all.And we need courage. The word “courage” comes from the same root as coeur, the French word for heart. We need all the courage of which the human heart is capable, forged into both weapon and shield to defend what is left of this planet. And the lifeblood of courage is, of course, love.So while DGR is about fighting back, in the end this organization is about love. The songbirds and the salmon need your heart, no matter how weary, because even a broken heart is still made of love. They need your heart because they are disappearing, slipping into that longest night of extinction, and the resistance is nowhere in sight. We will have to build that resistance from whatever comes to hand: whispers and prayers, history and dreams, from our bravest words and braver actions. It will be hard, there will be a cost, and in too many implacable dawns it will seem impossible. But we will have to do it anyway. So gather your heart and join with every living being. With love as our First Cause, how can we fail?

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August 2, 2014

August 1, 2014
I went to two different sports equipment stores in an attempt to find grappling gloves in my size that were not bubblegum pink.  I was unsuccessful - this was the best I could find.  I’ll just have to counteract the obligatory femininity by continuing to become an unstoppable fighting machine.

I went to two different sports equipment stores in an attempt to find grappling gloves in my size that were not bubblegum pink.  I was unsuccessful - this was the best I could find.  I’ll just have to counteract the obligatory femininity by continuing to become an unstoppable fighting machine.

July 28, 2014
"My prayer for women of the 21st century: harden your hearts and learn to kill." - Andrea Dworkin
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"My prayer for women of the 21st century: harden your hearts and learn to kill." - Andrea Dworkin

facebook.com/warriorsistersociety

womens-selfdefense.org

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