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Same Battle, New Misogyny

A Loud Reflection on the Silencing of Women & the Incoherence of Identity

By Danielle Whitaker

In 1999, more than 40,000 individuals organized in protest against the World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference in Seattle, Washington. In what came to be known as the Battle of Seattle, this anti-globalization effort was one of the first to gain publicity and momentum via the resources of the Internet. Audio and video streaming combined with a 400,000-strong virtual sit-in of the WTO website revolutionized the limits of media as we knew it, catalyzing a culture that empowered individuals to, as it was said, “be the media”—laying the groundwork for the independent media movement happening within feminism today.

Deplatformed from virtually all left-wing spheres of media, politics, and academia, radical feminists have taken it upon themselves to “be the media”: in addition to self-publication on platforms like Medium and…

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I agree, postmodernism is entirely useless. At least Radical Feminism has a passionatre logic to it and while I may not abide or agree with all aspects of it, its a philosophy and politics that makes total sense to me for my liberation and thst of all womonkind!!!And the preservation and protection of Mother Earth.

I have always had definite opinions, I respect people who do who can back them.up with facts and logic. I dont trust people who don’t. All too wishy washy, and easily persuaded and manipulated.


FROM: off our backs, August/September 1999, V.29; N.8 p. 7, Word Count: 2852

by Karla Mantilla

“After doing some reading in postmodern theoretical texts, several things about the theory suddenly struck me as incongruous. I have been trying to see not just what postmodern theorists say about their theory, but more importantly, how postmodern theory functions in the world–what are the effects of adopting postmodern thinking and theorizing. What became clear to me after some reading was that the overarching effect of postmodernism is to silence thinking and speaking, both personally and politically. I am aware that this is a rather outrageous statement given the attention postmodern theory pays to privileging the voices of

marginalized people, to giving voice to those previously unheard, and to investigating the silences embedded in the dominant discourse (to sling a little postmodern verbiage myself). However, in a deep reading of how postmodern theory functions…

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And our marriage becane legal Nationwide!!

Of the 196 countries that exist in the world right now, only 23 of them fully recognise homosexuality and practices same-sex marriage and adoption rights, and around 20 have transgender or transsexual rights in their legislation.

If that number sounds satisfactory to you, here is another piece of information. In around 72 countries in the world, homosexuality is still illegal, a dozen where it can lead to imprisonment and about eight nations where it is punished with death penalty.

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All the other countries on that list are either trying their best to keep the LGBT community suppressed and discriminated, or are being silent and doing nothing to make the situation any better.

Like the great South African anti-apartheid social activist Desmond Tutu said:

“If you are neutral on situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.”

But the silver lining is, the situation is better than…

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I like the Gilbert Baker Flag and remember when it was originally flown in SF. It every Pride.

The Rainbow Pride Flag has been a representative of the LGBTQ community for years now. Every pride parade or pride festival is dotted with numerous rainbow flags, and the same shades and pattern is used on banners, placards, posters and sometimes even dresses.

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LGBT events are bright affairs and the rainbow flag perfectly exhibits the colorfulness and vivid diversity of the community and its people. But many people have no idea about the flag’s origin or history.

The flag was originally designed and created by an ex-army man from Kansas – a Gilbert Baker, who taught himself to sew as an option of earning bread after his honorable discharge from the US Army. Baker was challenged by Harvey Milk, an influential gay political leader and LGBT rights activist to come up with a symbol of pride and diversity for the gay community.

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Far more Lesbians have Labryis, NOT Black triangle tattoos since Labryises denote our power as Amazon Warriors and Liberation. The Black triangle depicts our oppression. BOTH are depicted on the purple Lesbian flag!!

The LGBT community as a whole has derived and adopted various signs, symbols and colour codes for flags from different sources. The sources can be historical, cultural, academic or a social practice from the past.

These symbols were primarily used for self-identification as well as a display of unity, allegiance and support among the group. But these chosen symbols or colours were more than mere signs. Just like a country’s flag or national anthem gives its citizens a sense of integration, they gave the LGBT community a sense of belongingness.

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The most famous representative of the LGBT community is the rainbow flag. You can read about its history and significance here: The Story of the Rainbow Flag

But there are many more with equally important past and importance.


One of the oldest of symbols to mark the LGBT people is the pink triangle…

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Wonderful LESBIAN panel!!!

So many of us Butches grew up with a similar struggle, and it wasnt till I met the Dyke Witches, and among them.a Butch Witch or two, who taught me to have PRIDE in my Female body, honor my menses, and in being a Dyke!!

I love what Anne Menasche is proposing for the Equality Act.
As a Butch Lesbian, a Feminist and FEMALE, breaking the conflation of sex and gender while presrving wo.en’s and Lesbian rights as well as those of us who do not fit into het gender/ sex stereotypes.

Women’s Liberation Radio News

Ann Menasche has devoted most of her life to working for economic and social justice, civil rights, environmental sanity, and peace.

Ann spoke with WLRN via skype about the recent launch of Feminists in Struggle (FIST)’s campaign to amend the US Federal Equality Act. In the interview, you will hear Ann talk about the difference between sex and gender and how the concept of “gender identity” effectively erases girls’ and women’s sex-based rights and protections.

Ms. Menasche has 40 years of litigation experience in civil rights and public interest law, having worked since 2002 in the field of disability rights. She is a long-time activist in the peace, disability rights, and gay rights movements.

Ann came of age during the social movements of the 1960’s and 70’s. She attended Vassar College in New York and became a leader in the growing anti-Vietnam war, student, and feminist movements.

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I so agree with this Lesbian Sister!! When I first came out ” political Lesbianism” was all the rage. I dated a few of these women who ALL went back to men, nor were they at all comfortable with ACTUAL Lesbian sexuality. Then as distateful as it was, I went back to the fay bsr to date Dykes, most who were drunks and nonpolitical, but they were REAL Lesbians, all too many who drank from the pain of all you described above. And especially hatred against us Butches, which all too msny ” political” Lesbians and Feminists think is ” genda” and a throw back and that we are ” just like males”. Well we have NONE of the male privilege and males can turn.on us in a minute, deny us jobs and harass us for not being ” properly feminine” or accuse us of ” wanting to be a man”, and shame us. Or worse. Its the most obvious and Butch Lesbians often targeted fir ” corrective rape”, murder and harassment. While straight women often fear us. No wonder so many young ones just wanna transition so they can ” fit in” and be left alone. No straight or bi so called ” political lesbian” can EVER get this, nor so called transbian either.