September 22nd, 2011
|astramance||08:57 pm - Anyone here? |
I just wanted to know if some of you still read what's going on in this community from time to time. It's been a long time since anything was posted here.
May 20th, 2009
November 3rd, 2008
I am interested in started a zine called ' Our manifesto'. The zine will be an empowering forum where women with disabilities can discuss issues relating to our lives - such as sex, image, motherhood, sexuality, education;etc. and protest agaisnt oppressive societal norms relating to the issue. I use the term 'disability' as an all inclusive term - meaning, (but not limited to) physical, mental, and emotional disability; learning disabilitys; mental illness; etc.The zine will be creative in nature, accepting art, collages, photography, poetry, prose, fiction, etc.Would anyone like to help with the management, etc. of the zine? (I have never put one together before. Looking forward to feedback
April 17th, 2008
|demonista||04:12 pm - Petition! (is only the beginning)|
me starting a campaign to try and get roger's communications from selling porn--porn that is overtly racist, misogynist, pedophilic, rapist, etc.
please sign and spread the word!
in the case of pro-porners and/or pro-sadopatriarchs (pro-"bdsmers") finding this, read: http://community.livejournal.com/_feminism/59030.html, before commenting. chances are, it's already been addressed. let's save each other the hassle.
Current Music: Tori Amos
September 17th, 2007
|demonista||11:38 pm - Young radical feminists (35 or younger)|
I'm going to compile an informal listing of radfems under 35 (born post-1970) because academia (or as Mary Daly would say: academentia) thinks or hopes us folk are going the way of the dinosaur.
So if you're a rad fem born 1970 or later, could I get a comment? Just give your username, or a nickname, or your real name. And if you know any authors, singers, activists, etc. who are radfem and under 35, could you give us their name. And maybe a little bio for both categories if you like, or a wee manifesto or whatnot. And do you/your rad fems you list identify as 2nd or 3rd wave?
This is not meant to belittle older radfems in any wany, shape, or form. They're more than welcome to comment too, but please state you're older than 35, so i don't count you as a "young" rad fem.
Also, please post this other rad fem/feminist communities, blogs, etc. Let's get this thang going!
X-POSTED LIKE I'M DRINKING JUICE
January 3rd, 2007
|woundedwarhol||12:29 pm - cross posted everywhere|
( www.uterusliberationfront.org )
Throughout the United States the inherent rights of women to decide what to do with their own bodies are under attack. Most frequently the attack is targeted at poor women, women of color, and young women. This assault takes many forms; it underlies legislation concerning parental notification and Supreme Court cases concerning a medical procedure which Congress has given the meaningless and misrepresenting name "partial birth abortion." It is glaringly obvious in the initiatives concocted to make abortion, including in the case of rape and incest, illegal and in the refusal by pharmacies to carry emergency contraceptive. Up until the 1970's it even took place through the forced sterilizations of tens of thousands of women of color, disabled women, and even some men.
Even if there were no threatening legal cases or legislation, many women still would not have access to clinics, emergency contraceptives, or funding for either. In South Dakota, the state where a recent attempt to make abortion illegal was defeated by 55% of the voting population in referendum, there is only one clinic which performs abortions and it is only open one day a week. The doctors that staff this clinic are flown in every week from out of state because no in-state doctor is willing to risk their safety. Doctors who offer abortion procedures across the United States , including South Dakota , have received countless threats. Besides this there have also been numerous acts of murder and continual violence at clinics, including bombings and arson.
In the six states bordering South Dakota there are 23 clinics, giving this expansive seven state region a total of 24. This is more than five times less than the number of clinics California , three times less than Florida , and equal to the number of clinics in the state of Washington. Whether or not abortion is legal in South Dakota is purely symbolic; women barely have access.
In order to defend a woman's right to control her own body and to support women lacking resources and access, a new collective has formed within South Dakota: the Uterus Liberation Front (ULF).
( continue reading the ULF Mission and Policy StatementCollapse )
September 28th, 2006
|minimiw||12:59 am - The Kirstin Lobato Trial|
Have you heard about the Kirstin Blaise Lobato trial yet? I found out about it years ago, and it has troubled me ever since. An 18-year old girl defended herself against a rapist. Because she had apparently struck him in the "groin area," a detective named Thomas Thowsen arrested her for the murder, mutilation, and sexual assault of a homeless man she had never met who had suffered a "groin injury" post-mortem.
Today, in testimony you can see on Court TV Extra, this detective could not even defend the reasons for why he had arrested her at all. We are attempting to rally both national and international support to ensure that she gets a fair trial this time around. Articles, websites, and wrongful conviction sites from Canada have not been enough to convince the world to give this young woman a fair trial. From previous blogs, to current ones - from international support to radio and national justice conferences, Kirstin has still not received the support, encouragement, and the justice that she deserves. Your voice *can* make a difference in her fight for justice.
August 26th, 2006
|minimiw||11:57 pm - New Progressive Message Board|
New progressive message board. It's called The Progressive Voice.
Check it out. I'll be there. The current discussion on there focuses mainly on racism in America, specifically current racism. Future topics will include sexism, modern liberalism, and how we can all get together to create a new America, free of the Bush regime.
June 2nd, 2006
|minimiw||01:03 am - Mary Daly's New Website|
Mary Daly's new website is here now!
Radical Elemental Feminist Mary Daly is available
for speaking engagements on your campus from Fall 2006-2008.
She is currently speaking on her new book, Amazon Grace,
which counters the necrophilic death-worship of the current
administration, their mishandling of the Katrina incident
and their racism and woman-hating worldwide.
Join Mary Daly in the fight for life on earth.
Visit her new website and tell your friends that she is here,
continuing the fight and providing biophilic encouragement
May 9th, 2006
|mellowtomysoul||11:37 am - PRO CHOICE REVOLUTION IN THE SOUTH!|
Remember the march for women's lives? IMAGINE A WEEK OF PURE CLINIC DEFENSE & FEMINIST/QUEER REVOLUTION IN THE SOUTH! (details below... WE NEED YOU!)
Please send the following message to everyone you know, south, north, west, east! We need as much help as we can get! If you want to help personally email me at LindseyOliver@hotmail.com .
and remember Livejournal isn't enough! believe it or not everyone isn't on livejournal (haha!), here are some ideas of where you can get this message out:
-forward it to yr email lists... including activist groups, campus feminist & queer groups, personal friends and family members, people who you know are in the pro choice movement and can give time or money.
- bring it up at yr meetings you go to. fundraisers are being organized all over the country as we speak to send money to Jackson! every little bit helps!
- if you know a distributor of goods we need listed below ask them to donate some stuff! water bottles, t-shirts, heck markers and paint would do wonders!
- going to a conference? summer is the season for good conferences! bring this up guerilla workshop style: brainstorm and talk amongst interested people and come up with a plan of what you can do.
- CALL people who you know might be interested in this, doesn't matter how far they are from you, we need EVERYONE'S HELP!
-not part of any groups, contact yr local NOW's, abortion funds and other feminist groups. even if you think they've already heard about this!
- and of course livejournal groups i've missed, myspace, other internet groups and places!
TALK IT UP TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW!
just remember that abortion becoming illegal WILL BE a domino effect. and the south will GO! lets show these assholes that we mean business and we aren't going to let this happen!
Love, Lindsey Oliver
Southern Abortion Fund
Hello Friends and Allies,
Operation Save America (formerly Operation Rescue) has put out a call for a siege on the last abortion-providing clinic in Jackson, Mississippi this summer. (See http://jackson.operationsaveamerica.org/indexVideo.asp for more information on their plans.) Their message is being spread far and wide and we are planning a massive clinic defense demonstration to keep the clinic open. July 15-22, 2006 is the proposed siege week.
In order to sustain a weeks worth of clinic defense we are in need of a variety of support and especially people to participate in the counter-action. Currently, members of abortion funds across the south are planning for a caravan to Jackson and we need your help! If you are interested in participating in the caravan or would like to become a fiscal sponsor, please contact us as soon as possible!
Also, we are in desperate need of items like water bottles and food for the persons who will be convening in Jackson as well as housing opportunities for the activists. We are also raising money to raise awareness with buttons, stickers, t-shirts, and other items. Any letters to the editor that you send regarding this event would be helpful or any other publicity for that matter. We are hoping for a big turn out to let the rest of the south know that we are in this together. For more information or to find out how to donate contact the Southern Abortion Fund at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Jackson area NOW chapter at email@example.com.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Quillin of the Southern Abortion Fund