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(en) Manifesto: We wil not tolerate sexual harassment any more!!

From Ankara Anarsi Inisiyatifi <ank_aa@yahoo.com>
Date Thu, 19 Jun 2003 07:34:40 +0200 (CEST)


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There has been some sexual harrasments on the last two
days in the university campus in Thessaloniki. These
harassment were made by men who call themselves
anarchists. After those events, women came together
and made talks on these harassments and sexism in the
campus and in anarchist circles. On the night of 17
June, while there was a concert going on; women
squatted the stage and read their manifesto. Manifesto
is as follows:

Manifesto

of Women Squatting the Stage at Thessaloniki
Anti-authoritarian Camp
17.6.2003

We are here today because we all feel uncomfortable as
women in this space

There have been cases of sexual harassment and also,
women have been suppressed or not taken seriously
because of their gender

In this camp men have sexually insulted women and
reduced them to sexual objects – and it continues

Additionally, women have not been listened to, not
taken seriously and not treated as equal persons

Altogether, the atmosphere in the camp is very
male-dominated

To our knowledge, this camp is supposed to be
anti-authoritarian and anti-hierarchical, but in this
camp, the sexism that exists in society, is being
reproduced

Sexism is a form of oppression equal to racism

We will not tolerate oppression of women within this
camp anymore!

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Also; two women one from USA; San Fransisco and other
from Turkey, Ankara had an interview about sexism and
anarcha-feminist struggles in their countries and
organisations on the local anarchist radio of the
campus.Actions of anarcha-feminists will go on in
Thessaloniki. wAit!!


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