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(en) Anarchist Group Cencellada: Antipunitive Feminism: Eliminating the rotten apple does not save the whole basket (ca, it)

Date Wed, 4 Jul 2018 10:57:27 +0300

or why the jail of some is not the freedom of all of us ---- The violence that we live every day can be direct, but it is also symbolic and structural. The institutional violence and its commitment is evident with recent cases such as the media case of La Manada. Despite denouncing the androcentric, and even misogynistic, bias of many of the judicial rulings, feminism does not ask for more years of imprisonment as a solution to our problems, as can be seen in most of the media, but rather tries to put It shows how scandalous it is not to consider these facts a violation. ---- We do not want to reproduce the dynamics of the hierarchical structures of domination with which they submit us, generating so many inequalities, and therefore we do not believe that the judicial and penal path is the only alternative for women. Moreover, in the case of migrated women, or with other types of difficulties or situations, access to justice may pose a problem in their administrative situation.

The construction of social problems in a criminal code prevents the State from being held responsible for the consequences of its policies and facilitates its electoral use for the fight against insecurity. Punitive populism is a conservative political and penal formula born of neoliberalism and its applause comes largely from the distorted social perception of the functioning of the prison system and its imaginary relationship with street safety, exploiting the insecurities of the community. An example of this is the recent use of murders of minors through a populist discourse for the defense of the permanent remainable prison. Today, the rape of women enters the marketing strategy.

"Adopting incarceration as a strategy is to refrain from thinking about other forms of accountability," says Angela Davis. Sexist violence, social problems, are collective problems and as such they must be covered. Eliminating the visible tip of the iceberg instead of intervening encompassing the entire structure that is the Patriarchate, we ignore that there is a whole social system that maintains and generates, and even nourishes, those violences and gives rise to the elimination of the problem. The heteropatriarchy works because it seems the natural state of things and pointing to certain individuals as "strange beings" or "non-people" we exculpate ourselves as a society before any collective responsibility and clouds the need for revision of each person socialized as a man.

They are easy and quick solutions to complex phenomena, which depoliticize the facts and eliminate from the discourse the concept of "structural oppression", contributing rather nothing to the social transformation in favor of social control. Mª Luisa Maqueda criticizes this paternalistic discourse by stating that "" Legal colonization "deprives us of control over our needs and the autonomy of our decisions."

We believe in a feminism to stop socializing as victims and implement mutual peer support and self-defense. We miss a self-organizing structure that responds to the violence received, but at the same time and without wanting it we ourselves generate another outrage: we invest a large part of our time in not dying. What we want is to live.

Valladolid, June 2018

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