tell a self proclaimed male feminist that he can’t be a feminist and watch him turn in to the biggest misogynist abusive shit within 0.2 seconds. happens 100% of the time.
Maybe if you weren’t being a bitch to people trying to help you they wouldn’t be a dick in return.
i wonder if men are actually trying to prove my point on purpose?
MEN ARE SHIT.
The conservative view of prostitution is to blame women and girls for their alleged choice to be in prostitution; the liberal view is to romanticize women’s “choice” as self-determination and use it to normalize prostitution as “sex work.” Both succumb to the belief that whatever happens to a woman in prostitution is normal because it’s her choice. Both these views have facilitated the expansion of sexual slavery in many parts of the globe and the extensive ways in which women themselves become “goods and services” - as prostituted women, as trafficked instruments of exchange, as objects of sex tourism, and as indentured domestic workers who are often sexually exploited as well.
Raymond, G. Janice. “Not A Choice, Not A Job: Exposing the Myths About Prostitution and the Global Sex Trade.” Potomac Books, (p. 35)
Porn- the systemic, industrial crystallization of sexual violence into a marketable commodity - is a side effect of what happens when patriarchy and capitalism wind around one another like two serpentine ghasts. The death of pornography is both a step on the road to the dismantling of patriarchy, and a means by which the capitalist system can be exposed for the exploitative, oppressive weapon against humynkind that it truly is.
Rape was a political crime committed by men against women in order to assert their power. It was an act of terrorism by which, as Susan Brownmiller expressed it, ‘all men keep all women in a state of fear’. Moreover it was not ‘exceptional’ but totally understandable in terms of the construction of male sexuality around the eroticising of dominance and violence. From this understanding feminists derived the slogan: ‘All men are potential rapists’ which has always brought forth howls of protest from men who wanted to disassociate themselves from rape. The slogan simply means that if male sexuality is constructed in such a way that men associate sex with aggression then every man is capable of rape. The slogan also means that women are not in a position to know whether the men they meet are likely to rape or not. Some men may feel entirely innocent but it is not possible for women to treat them differently. To a woman in a train carriage or on a street every man is a potential rapist. The judicial system expects her to act on that assumption and will hold her responsible for her own victimization if she treats a man who subsequently rapes her, with ordinary human politeness.
Sojouner told them that her breasts had suckled many a white babe, to the exclusion of her own offspring; that same of those white babies had grown to man’s estate; that, although they had suckled her colored breasts, they were, in her estimation, far more manly than they (her prosecutors) appeared to be; and she quietly asked them, as she disrobed her bosom, if they, too, wished to suck! In vindication of her truthfulness, she told them that she would show her breast to the whole congregation; that it was not to her shame that she uncovered her breast before them, but to their shame.
Sojourner Truth is made to bare her breasts to an Anti-slavery congregation after they accused her of being a man.
The display of a sensitive part of Truth’s body raises the paradox of her sexuality: On the one hand, black women over centuries have been degraded and unclean, as oversexed Jezebels, or at least sexualized objects. Even among abolitionist friends, the sexual vulnerability of slave women was a main theme. For friend or foe, in a racist stereotype and antislavery ideology, rampant sexuality clings to the figure of the black woman.
Nell Irv Painter, Sojourner Truth a life, a symbol (p.140)
Black women have never been allowed access to personhood, much less womanhood, and never ever have we had movements stand in solidarity with our own. (via dykeprivilege)
"the oppression of women knows no ethnic nor racial boundaries, true, but that does not mean it is identical within those boundaries.”
- audre lorde, “an open letter to mary daly”
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so the woman who was arrested at the second demo I am talking about in this post, had her arm broken by the policemen who arrested her. They even let her sit in detention for hours without medical help and alone in her own pain.
fuck the police
Yes ACAB !
Thanks for posting all of this - its always really interesting to hear about feminist demos in different places, and I like that IWD is called women’s battleday in Danish!
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