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(en) [Spain] Eliminating the rotten apple we did not save the whole basket By ANA (ca, it, pt) [machine translation]

Date Sun, 15 Jul 2018 15:39:23 +0300


or because the chain of some is not the freedom of all of us ---- The violence we experience every day can be direct, but also symbolic and structural. Institutional violence and its commitment are evident in recent cases, such as the La Manada media case [the case of the collective rape of an 18-year-old girl during the San Fermin fiestas in Pamplona]. While denouncing the androcentric, and even misogynist, bias of many of the judgments, feminism does not ask for more years of imprisonment as a solution to our problems, as foreshadowed in most media, but tries to make it clear how scandalous it is not to consider these facts as a violation. ---- We do not want to reproduce the dynamics of the hierarchical structures of domination with which we are subjected, generating so many inequalities and, therefore, we do not believe that the judicial and penal path is the only alternative for women. In addition, in the case of women who have migrated, or with other types of difficulties or situations, access to justice may represent a problem in their administrative situation.

The construction of social problems in a delinquent key prevents the State from being held accountable for the consequences of its policies and facilitates its electoral use to combat insecurity. Punitive populism is a conservative political and criminal formula that emerged from neoliberalism and its applause comes largely from the distorted perception of the social functioning of the prison system and its imaginary relation to street safety, exploiting the insecurities of the collectivity. An example of this is the recent use of juvenile murders through a revisable populist jury defense speech. Today, rape of women enters the marketing strategy. We are concerned that so much emphasis is placed on punitive solutions rather than educational proposals as well as on the punitive obsession of institutional feminism.

"To adopt incarceration as a strategy is to avoid thinking about other forms of accountability," says Angela Davis. Sexist violence, social problems, are collective problems and, as such, must be addressed. Eliminating the visible tip of the iceberg instead of intervening in the whole structure of the Patriarchate, we ignore the fact that there is a whole social system that maintains and generates, even feeds on, and eliminates the problem. The heteropatriarchy works because it seems to be the natural state of things and pointing to certain individuals as "alien beings" or "non-people" who liberate us as society from any collective responsibility and blurred the need for revision for each person socialized as a man.

They are easy and quick solutions to complex phenomena that depoliticize the facts and eliminate the concept of "structural oppression" from discourse, little contributing to social transformation in favor of social control. Mª Luisa Maqueda criticizes this paternalistic discourse affirming that " legal colonization 'deprives us of controlling our needs and the autonomy of our decisions."

We believe in a feminism to stop socializing as victims and to put into practice the mutual support between equals and self-defense. We miss a self-organized structure that responds to the violence received, but at the same time and unintentionally, we generate another outrage: we invest a large part of our time in not dying. What we want is to live.

Valladolid, June 2018.

Anarchist Group

Source: https://encellada.noblogs.org/post/2018/06/27/eliminando-la-manzana-podrida-no-salvamos-todo-el-cesto/

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