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(en) Brazil, Anarkio.net: A-Infos #17 - There is machismo on the left (pt) [machine translation]

Date Wed, 13 Mar 2013 13:45:08 +0200

Yesterday, my Saturday was dedicated to the feminist cause. I spent the day in a seminar entitled "Is there sexism in left. "The event was articulated by collective Anastasia Freedom, Women's DAR, and Black Revolution Violeta Parra. ---- Yes, I am a feminist and that does not mean nowhere near I hate men or that I am a lesbian associations very common that lay people or bad people often refer to the concept. I'm a feminist because I believe the fact of being born with a cunt in Instead of putting me on a stick historical inequality with men and I do not think it's fair and I do not want happen to my mother, with my friends, with My niece, a daughter, if I have a chance, and nor want that to happen to any woman known or unknown. That in a well Basic.

Well, in October, I attended an event
sponsored by the March of Sampa and called me bitches
much attention to the discussion of some girls gifts,
who are active in social movements of various
causes and who complained of sexism suffered these
spaces. This would become responsible for cleaning since
and organization of the meeting spaces at the expense of
participation in discussions, and even physical aggression
verbal, as opposed or questioned decisions.
That's what led me to the event Saturday. It was dedicated to
theme and thought I would delve into the issue.

Well, the first observation was that all
gifts, women and men, have assumed the existence
the problem. I think that is the first step to combat
it, but what followed then was staggering forward and me
makes much questioning if I really want to be part of this
left which is not anything for a long time. What I
left shocked really, was to hear from women, do not know
of movements which, because really I was afraid
ask that the cases of violence within groups of
Left must be resolved internally, because Law
Maria da Penha serves to "imprison our militants
poor and black. "

I was prepared to hear an all but
I never thought that in an event sponsored by
feminist groups I hear someone say that the Law
Maria da Penha was a setback and served as
tool to promote our rotten politics
Police discrimination. No, I definitely do not
I was prepared for it. And let's face it, aggressor
not stuck, he pays half dozen baskets and
back home to teach women how not to denounce
him, hitting her again.

I believe rather that violent events as not
accept that colleagues to speak out, scream, cuss are
cases that can be solved within the organic
movement, with dialogue, mostly showing the
aggressor that the movement is and all that he is
reproducing the machismo, which is nothing more than
instrument of power structure they combat.
Now, do not tell me that cases of beatings and
abuse should be addressed within the structure of
movement because I do not want to participate in movement
PCC with character that we have a parallel court.

I want the victims to be heard, which is not
occurring, and when there is physical violence, either of which
character is, it is reported. Why were years
asking for a law to punish violence against women,
for it to be set aside on the grounds that
We must preserve the cause. What is this movement that
must have either an aggressor in structure to the point
to guide the woman not to report their abusers. A
movement that needs an aggressor in their structure
me no good. And that's what ends up happening, the
women abandon these political spaces, why not
feel secure, while the perpetrators continue
his ways as if nothing had happened. I want
that offenders are punished, whether they are white,
black, blue or yellow dots.

The second thing that shocked me was the
questioning of solidarity to women. Good,
who have had contact with women who have suffered
violence is difficult to know how much they talk about
violence. They feel shame, fear and often
guilt that is inculcated by the offender, as a way
to keep her quiet. When a woman comes to me and
says he suffered a violent, yes I will be supportive of her,
why is a woman in front of you that is in your
limit, asking, for help.

Of course not supporting Elisa Matsunaga have done
mincemeat of her husband, but I'm sure, by the profile of
dead, that every moment he made sure to remind her
where he was taken to, how she lost her daughter,
she was just a whore. And at this point,
sorry, I'm sympathetic to Elisa, BUT also want
she goes to jail because he killed a man.
The same person who pointed the Maria da Penha Law
as an instrument of the state (a novelty account is a
law), which questioned the solidarity with the victims, too
escrachos condemned as a way of pointing
aggressors, citing the case of a militant escracho
Free Pass Movement. She, the person's name is Simone,
escracho said the assailant was done at a time
where the movement was with great visibility
press and therefore should not have been done. According to
victim herself, the escracho was what enabled her
finish the disciplines studying and therefore all
solidarity with her. What put back to owner
Simone, I would love to read this text, it is
because she blames the victim and not the aggressor this happened?
Who was threatening his ex-partner was him. By
that the movement did not take action if it was so
interesting not having this negative exposure in the media? E
escracho by escracho, are escrachadas every day
when they pass by us and call us delicious when
break our arm ballad because there
wanted to give pro leash jerk! Come again
blaming the victim?

Social movements are built by
indivíduas engajadxs who believe in
certain causes. There is no movement without
participation of people. The movement does not
hold if these people are not seen
as individuals, if the problems reported within
of organic these spaces are not treated
and assertive measures according to their severity.
If this is left who are building, that
needs both to the violent men
not weaken collective, sorry, I'd rather stay
at home! That's what happens when a victim has
denied support in these spaces.

I thought you were ready for military
other causes, not only feminists,
because I want to live in a better world,
but with the left I saw yesterday, I prefer to keep
only in feminist spaces I frequent and
they are safe. This left and pelega
I want nauseating away!

Feminist solidarity ALWAYS! - By Lola
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