“[A]s a liberal, I am equally infuriated when women in supposedly progressive organizations are told that a climate of sexual harassment and abuse must be endured for the sake of some “greater good.” Particularly among radicals, there remains an ugly tendency to see feminism as being a bourgeois white woman’s phenomenon. The insistence that women’s liberation is anti-revolutionary, or insignificant, or just so much liberal navel-gazing, allows rape culture to thrive in far too many radical political and ethnic organizations. And brave young women like Dinah get raped and tossed aside.”
- Excerpted from “Keep quiet for the cause”: on sexual abuse in progressive movements, by Hugo Schwyzer
If “meat is for pussies,” what do vegan vagina-peoples eat?
For serious! I needs to know, seeing as I am one and all…and, come to think of it, dinner is fast approaching. Help, John Joseph, you’re my only hope!
Overheard on IBTP:
“So, mainstream porn is the factory farming of porn, all feedlots and manure lagoons, ending with a bullet to the brain, while there are all sorts of free-range porn, where the calves willingly kill themselves to bring pleasure to their diners.”
(So yeah, I’m totally recycling today’s thought; what of it? Give a blamer a break, it’s been a long day, mkay?)
“To save our movements, we need to come to terms with the connections between gender violence, male privilege, and the strategies that informants (and people who just act like them) use to destabilize radical movements. Time and again heterosexual men in radical movements have been allowed to assert their privilege and subordinate others. Despite all that we say to the contrary, the fact is that radical social movements and organizations in the United States have refused to seriously address gender violence as a threat to the survival of our struggles. We’ve treated misogyny, homophobia, and heterosexism as lesser evils—secondary issues—that will eventually take care of themselves or fade into the background once the ‘real’ issues—racism, the police, class inequality, U.S. wars of aggression—are resolved. There are serious consequences for choosing ignorance. Misogyny and homophobia are central to the reproduction of violence in radical activist communities. Scratch a misogynist and you’ll find a homophobe. Scratch a little deeper and you might find the makings of a future informant (or someone who just destabilizes movements like informants do).”
- Excerpted from “Why Misogynists Make Great Informants: How Gender Violence on the Left Enables State Violence in Radical Movements” by Courtney Desiree Morris (originally published in make/shift, Spring/Summer 2010)
“Do the people who admire this kind of thing [Boobquake] ever wonder why there’s no Men’s Auxiliary Assless Chaps For Peace March?” (Via Blamer Occasional lurker.)
Well, wonder no more! Inspired by the…creative? artistic? sexist? yeah, that’s it!…Inspired by the sexist “Support For The Seals!” Facebook page, this vegan feminist is proud to bring you Schlongs4Seals! Here at Schlongs4Seals, our motto is simple (and scantily clad): Show us your pricks! (For the animals, of course.)
Formerly hosted on Facebook (as Schlongs For The Seals and, later, SCHLONGS4SEALS) – which proved less-than-hungry for all our juicy, compassionate man meat – Schlongs4Seals has since moved to its own shiny new domain. Currently only the blog is up and running, but in the future we hope to add photo and discussion capabilities, à la Facebook. Until then, check out our photos on Flickr.
And remember – get those balls screened, boys! Wouldn’t want a little thing like testicular cancer ugging up your cock cleavage!