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(en) France, Alternative Libertair #222 - Radicalism: Against Feminism accomplice of patriarchy (fr) [machine translation]

Date Mon, 10 Dec 2012 17:50:47 +0200


Two form of feminist activism are heard: advocacy and activism lobbyist "undressed" which seeks to attract the media. Today we lack the voice of feminism fight.---Between feminism and institutional nudity activist, the path is narrow for radical feminists. This text was written before "6 hours for equal pay between men and women" that took place on October 20. It is to hear researchers, activists and workers in struggle to "put at the center of the debate on equal pay workers more precarious "and demand higher wages in" all sectors feminized". One can only agree on the goals. And a time to warm up and feed all our analysis is not to be overlooked. But how effective? The law on equal pay is the precariat women is encrypted, analyzed and known.---How to advance feminism?--- Feminists in the collective movement includes 21 associations and organize meetings of summer.

This year's theme was "Gender Equality in progress." The objectives are the exchange, productiond'analyses and proposals for power. How effective? The feminist movement is rich in analysis of the situation. And power sits on his proposals, particularly in economic matters. They also heckled the candidates in the presidential elections. This energy should it not be used otherwise? Add bi-annual gatherings of 8 March and 25 November, which remind us that nothing is gained (but those who do not know and will not be convinced), a petition against rape ... Internet has undoubtedly greatly facilitated organization among activists, but unfortunately it also made the "pétitionnage" too easy. This traditional feminism - quite estimable - and the exchange and development, are useful but feminism is not effective, let alone today where patriarchy and capitalism are at war against the world of work and women in particular. Protest rallies that followed the recent verdict and shameful trial of rapes have done more for the prosecution appeal that the campaign of petitions and posters going on for months. Harassment feminists to DSK has allowed the silence not bury his actions. It is in the street, harassing stalkers, the macho, violent our ideas forward.

Undress to fight: a lure!
The other visible feminism - much more visible - is feminism undressed. This is one of Femen, the activists, the movement came from Ukraine, claiming the end of patriarchy and dictatorship with slogans painted on their bare breasts. We do not be voting on activism topless in Ukraine, but on Femen France. It is also activism "bitches" who organize marches in sexy outfits and minimum demand the right to dress as they want. Show off her nudity is to enter fully into the idea that disclosure is necessary and should no longer hide anything. "The light is in our world, a powerful determinant of culture. We express a deep faith in the virtues and persistent exposure to the point of denying the violence it entails. We believe that it is good to show as much as possible, that will form the unveiling of revelation, deliverance. Only shame seems to justify that we want to keep things to himself. " [ 1 ]

This is an idea that can be analyzed as deeply capitalist. " A girl should show that it has to sell. It must expose his goods. [...] We thought we had understood that intangible female right is not undress in front of that one (or that) we chose (e) to do this. But no. It is imperative to sketch undressing at any time. Which keeps covered it puts on the market is not a loyal merchant. We support this, which is rather curious: the headscarf law is a pure capitalist law. She ordered that femininity is exposed. In other words, the paradigm merchant traffic in the female body is mandatory. It prohibits the matter - and teenage sensitive plate of the subjective world over - any reservation . " [ 2 ]

The use of nudity or exhibition of her body to advocate nudity makes it subversive or contrary Does subversion of a simple avatar of advertising that we sickens body naked women? This is part of the pornocratisation society. We do not criticize individual choices of these women, nor do question their sincerity, we respond simply that patriarchy has deep traps and it is complex to escape its packaging. " Since the outbreak antifeminist orchestrated by pimps and pornography industries, particularly in the 1970s, patriarchy is satisfied by all means the only thing that passes for feminist eyes and ears of young women is a picture totally pornifiée our struggles. While there is dead silence on both feminist movements fighting to stop the violence and atrocities on women by men, the only events that turns the media are actions of women returning to the misogynistic insults, stigma or behaviors of our oppression. In other words, if journalists talk about the struggle of women is that men can masturbate over - one of the most anti-feminist strategies currently used to humiliate and dehumanize us our movement publicly . " [ 3 ]

Feminism which is based on standards of desirability of patriarchy advertising, young, thin, waxed and naked ... is a patriarchy feminism accomplice. If feminism is ineffective institutional share to maintain our skills and arguments (which is already), feminism night undressed women and feminism. In contrast, the type feminism fight for the right to abortion is an example that should be inspired: street demonstrations, involvement of people, direct action (abortion at home) ... Rosser violent men and the move family home, not silence the violence and protect rapists by silence, sharing the wages and working time, occupy, strike be illegal ... and believe ... But above all take and not beg, do not dredge the media but set it on fire ... The means of radical feminism is to find.

Christine (AL Orne)

[ 1 ] Mona Chollet, Fatale Beauty, Discovery, 2012

[ 2 ] Alain Badiou, quoted by Mona Chollet

[ 3 ] A. Ginva "FEMEN: cease to dehumanize us" on http://sandrine70.wordpress.com/2012/10/05
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