Fems, gather round. We’re growing and we need to realise this.
This comes as no surprise when we consider the world around us right now. Rape, child abuse, rape culture, domestic abuse, ableism, transmisogyny, racism, classism; these methods of control are contaminating the lives of more women and children then we ever believed before. We’re focused on them though; we’re beginning to use the right labels. We know we are not alone.
Oppression has a way of seeking a scapegoat. We’re reminded all the time of how appalling those other people are with their women. But we know this is not the whole truth. The statistics tell us that 1 in 4 British women will experience rape or sexual assault in their lives. I’ve worked with and befriended 100s of women, spoken to women about the women in their lives and we have come to the grave realisation; more than half of our sisters have experienced unwanted sexual attention. Projects like Everyday Sexism only confirm what we already know. But we cannot forget those who do not speak about their violations because of slut shaming and guilt. And what of those who do not understand their own bodily autonomy and believe they are there to be used? Bodily autonomy for women is not the norm, it is the exception.
Haven’t you had enough? I have. Don’t you wanna smash kyriarchy in? I do.
Will you join us and help our intersectional feminism grow?
Fem bloc needs you. This wave of oppression is intolerable; every single rape is a trigger for us all. We’ve tried talking to them but they haven’t listened; the dominator has minimised our experiences, and told us how to feel. Fems, aren’t you angry?
This February 14th, a billion women will rise from all the corners of our earth. 1 in 3 of our sisters across the world will experience domestic/sexual violence in her lifetime.
“One billion women violated is an atrocity. One billion women dancing is a revolution”.
Visit the website and see whether there is an event near you. Alternatively, if we have enough members for fem bloc, we can start our own event.
Fem bloc is intersectional. We are working to make activist spaces safer for all self-identifying women. We have a right to protest and change our society without fear of attack. For many on the left, socialism is a movement dominated by men and it is simply unacceptable that these self-proclaimed messiahs are able to use their activist spaces to control all women through intimidation and sexual attack. Fem bloc hopes to address this and safer spaces travel with us, wherever we might be. One Billion of us will rise and from there, we keep on marching. Every march, every protest, every rally, it is nothing without a feminist presence. We want to eliminate oppression in all its forms; any other way just won’t work. Intersectional feminism will succeed where other movements have failed. Because it is inclusive.
Mark International Women’s Day in your diaries. Let’s protest against ALL OF PATRIARCHY. White men, black men, brown men and all the other shades that don’t get as much of a mention. Men who rape, intimidate, control and abuse. Perverts, paedophiles, sociopaths from every race, colour and creed. Bosses and big brothers, accidental sperm donors and the menz in parliament especially.
The struggle continues but it gets easier the bigger we get. Let’s take Safer Spaces Solidarity from our virtual safe space online and make it a reality for all women.
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