It’s not that I don’t support the activists’ efforts against sexual assault on campuses, including at the college where I teach. That work is truly changing the campus climate. And consent is absolutely a good and necessary thing. But “yes” has some decidedly unsexy cultural and legal complications because ostensible consent is not the only thing we must consider when trying to untangle the hairball of misogyny, gender inequality, alcohol, race, and class that make up the rape culture on campuses.
The obsession with consent has, in fact, seduced feminism into getting into bed with the state. And the thought that cops and courts will make the world of intimate relations more just is an outlandish sexual fantasy.
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Popular Posts of all time
Sorry I’ve been on hiatus for a while, but here’s the list of popular posts.
- за общество без буржуа и пролетариев, “пидарасов” и гомофобов, мужчин и женщин!
- How can we dance? A brief look at Post Left Anarchism (2005)
- When Feminism is Revolting: Initial Thoughts on Abolition of Gender (2012)
- How to induce a miscarriage herbally (and safely) (2006)
- Resistance to Difference: Sexual Equality and its Law-ful and Out-law (Anarchist) Advocates in Imperial Japan (2002)
- How Do You Practice Intersectionalism? An Interview with bell hooks (2009)
- 'We’re Here, We’re Queer, We’re Anarchists': The Nature of Identification and Subjectivity Among Black Blocs (2011)
- Anarcha-Feminism and the Newer “Woman Question” (2012)
- Safety is an Illusion: Reflections on Accountability (2011)
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Based in La Paz, artist collective Mujeres Creando employ a variety of tactics and media to engage the public in their feminist movement.
For more than two decades, the collective have promoted solidarity through zines, public performance, protests, and events hosted at their café. In this video, the group spreads their message on their pirate station Radio Deseo, and by tagging bold, topical questions and aphorisms on the streets of the city, ensuring maximum visibility of their speech.
Though Mujeres Creando combat patriarchal norms at large in Latin America, their work is particularly important in Bolivia, where a federal government lurching toward progress does little to combat the day-to-day violence and injustice against women in local penal systems.
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Do you know about Luisa Capetillo, born in 1879, in Arecibo, Puerto Rico?
“When there is no longer the need to steal a roll of bread, for lack of food; when private property no longer exists and we all begin to view each other as brothers and sisters, then and only then will the prisons and useless, destructive churches disappear. Misery, hate and prostitution will cease to exist. Free trade will exist because all frontiers and borders will be abolished and then true liberty will reign on this planet” – Luisa Capetillo
You can read about her too:
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Sorry for the hiatus on http://anarchalibrary.blogspot.com. You can look forward to a few additions in the next few weeks, and hopefully i can find some new things. As always, let me know if you know of something that should be added. Thanks.
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Spring/Summer Additions to the site
these are the items that have been added since the last “additions” update in February. posting has slowed down a bit, but i’m trying to pick it back up. most of these are from this year or last year, since i haven’t been digging through archives much. enjoy.
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what’s the best piece (pamphlet/zine or otherwise) on consent?
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