Our Means Will Condition Our Ends
July 6, 2011
For the purpose of this conversation, let's accept that we continue to agree that “the personal is the political” and that “no woman is free until all women are free.”
We inhabit a gendered world not only oppressive to women, but also infused with homophobia and ableism, nationalism, militarism and masculinist ideology.
Generations of women are divided not only by experience, but also by changing material conditions and sexist mythology.
As Prostitution and Rape Marginalize and Oppress So Feminist Solidarity Resists
July 7, 2011
Violence against women (whether rape, wife abuse, incest or sexual harassment or prostitution) not only exploits women’s unequal status, but enforces that lower status and inequality. It is not only a set of incidents of the subjugation of individual women, but also a power that enforces women’s subjugation as a group.
Reform and /or Revolution?
July 5, 2011
We define “reform” as positive changes that may buffer some women, but operate within the existing Patriarchal power relations which hold men (both individually and collectively) over women
We define “feminist transformation” as revolutionary changes because they affect the fundamentals of those Patriarchal power relations (of the individual men and group men over women) toward an egalitarian and liberatory future.
We are Living in the Belly of the Beast of Patriarchy
July 4, 2011
Women and especially Aboriginal women experience the oppressive force of the state in the form of colonialism. As well, all women face state tolerance of (inaction against) sexist violence and state economic practices and policies that exploit and impoverish women creating their vulnerability to attack.