Posts tagged ‘organizing’

November 8th, 2012

violencegirl: “Punk taught me that I am the architect of my…



violencegirl:

“Punk taught me that I am the architect of my world. By working together with others who had the same vision and drive, we created and defined a movement that still affects people today. That is powerful. Punk’s strength came from the fact that it was inclusive. I want to use that knowledge to help redefine what it means to be a Chicana. I think in order for the Chicano movement to succeed it has to be inclusive, we have to behave like we’re on the same team. If we waste precious time and energy criticizing each other we will never achieve anything. We have to value the diversity within the Chicano community if we expect the mainstream to value diversity. We have to lead by example.” Alice Bag, November 2012

September 15th, 2012

karaj replied to your chat: me: Don’t forget about the collective, he can…

karaj replied to your chat: me: Don’t forget about the collective, he can save…

hahahhaha. how did i forget about this.

I had totally forgotten about it too, but seems meaningful I found it today.

June 17th, 2012

shut up. fuck.

muchomegamountains:

look. i’m glad, i’m really REALLY glad that there’s a million emails in my inbox talking about the upcoming “drinks for vaginas” and “rallies for vaginas” events that are set to happen in michigan. i really am. there’s next to NO feminist movement in michigan, and as such, there’s been next to no coordinated response *from feminists* to the attacks on reproductive rights in michigan that have happened over the decades.

so i’m glad to see all this outrage and that there’s actually an inclination to do something like organize.

but fucking fuck. shut the fuck up. that’s all i can think when i read the next new vagina email.

on the one hand, yes, it’s nice that they’re not all connecting vagina to woman. but on the other hand—the cutsy tootsy get drinks and talk about vagina aren’t i outrageous type of organizing that these emails represent? make me gag.

1. it’s gross. as in “too linked to upper class college girls going out and getting drunk and calling it activism” gross (yes, THIS HAPPENS. before anybody gets outraged, THIS TYPE OF ACTIVISM HAPPENS ALL THROUGH FEMINISM).

2. as a poor person who has had to use planned parenthood for multiple reasons—i need these bitches to be much more fucking serious about this shit. as in, outraged here for the long hall ready to fight for years if we must outraged. yes, i recognize that going out for drinks and celebrating vagina can very well lead to marching in the streets licking envelopes for hours and leading feminist sit ins—but as we’ve seen the past few years in femmoland—going out for drinks only very rarely goes much deeper than “EVERYBODY iS INVITED.”

3. and my bitch ass needs us to go deep. waaaay fucking deep. as in “why are we trying to shut down clinics that provide abortions during the depths of the endless fucking michigan recession we’ve all been sitting in for decades?” deep. as in, “why is the control of “what a woman is” and “what a woman can do” all of a sudden so important for a state that people want to “let die” and that obama has centered as the cornerstone of his “recovery” project?” deep. deep as in, “why do the fucking white christians who have more money than anybody else in the state get to decide what’s best for all the poor ass broke folk who can’t manage to get a fucking break” deep.

4. if you want to talk to me about how vagina has been positioned as weapons in the destruction of michigan—pour my bitch ass a drink. if you want to get drunk and yell vagina really loud in the bar so that everybody looks at you and you can feel special?

shut up. shut. the. fuck. up.

June 15th, 2012

muchomegamountains: quixotess: muchomegamountains: and what’s more—all those fucking feminists at…

muchomegamountains:

quixotess:

muchomegamountains:

and what’s more—all those fucking feminists at Elite University that told me that I was “ridiculous” and “out there” for asking why we weren’t organizing in shelters, welfare offices, churches, English as a second language classes, etc—because, see, recruitment is so much easier and makes so much more sense on college campuses and it’s so *natural* and it’s so *powerful* and we need to get all the young white college women to call themselves feminists and they actually *understand* why feminism is important—

y’all can bite my big old flaccid hairy vagina.

right after you admit to me that the only reason any of this is even happening is BECAUSE *f*eminism decided the benefits of segregation were more impressive than “women’s lives.”

i.e. *F*eminism is a classist, racist, asshole that has an aversion to talking to people who refuse to masturbate it’s intellectual hard on.

i.e. the “war on women” is aided and abetted on many levels by *F*eminism itself.

and that’s why all their stuff (like slutwalk) folds after a couple of months.

did i make that bold enough??? I DON’T THINK I DID.

and that’s why all their stuff (like slutwalk) folds after a couple of months.

and that’s why all their stuff (like slutwalk) folds after a couple of months.

and that’s why all their stuff (like slutwalk) folds after a couple of months.

and that’s why all their stuff (like slutwalk) folds after a couple of months.

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February 25th, 2012

"So the first forty minutes of our interviews are about who the subject was before AIDS. This allows…"

“So the first forty minutes of our interviews are about who the subject was before AIDS. This allows you to see that ACT UP members actually had very little in common, no real continuity of values or politics. For years I had tried to understand the common thread: it’s characterological, people who cannot stand still and allow another person to be violated in their presence. The reason that ACT UP worked is that each person was doing what they could do based on who they were and where they were at. Ultimately, all these individual trajectories occurring at the same time is what created the movement that became the counterculture around ACT UP. This changed the way queer people see themselves around the world. ACT UP was a vanguard for cultural transformation. It shows you that it doesn’t make any sense strategically to make people act and think in unison.”

- Sarah Schulman on the ACT UP Oral History Project from “An Archive of Intimacies,” GLQ vol.17, no.4, 2011.  (via militantmaudlinist)