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(en) Coordination des Groupes Anarchistes cga-lyon: Against male violence, feminist solidarity! (fr, it, pt) [machine translation]

Date Sun, 26 Nov 2017 09:25:05 +0200


On November 25, the day of struggle against male violence is held to denounce the daily violence perpetrated by men on women. ---- On November 20th Transgender Day of Remembrance is held to commemorate the murdered trans people. ---- If these two days are often presented in a completely disjointed way, it seems to us that they come together a lot. Both originate from the murder of women: Patria, Minerva and María Teresa Mirabal, murdered on 25 November 1960 by the dictator of the Dominican Republic Rafael Trujillo, for the day against male violence; Rita Hester, murdered November 28, 1998, and whose murderer remains unknown, for the day of the trans souvenir. The vast majority of murdered trans people are women, most of whom are racialized, and almost all murderers are men; and if the transphobic component is obviously present in these murders, they also have a misogynistic character. In the same way, if male violence affects all women,

Indeed, male violence is not the work of a few violent individuals, but a way to maintain patriarchy, that is to say the domination of men over women. Lesbophobia, biphobia and transphobia are not separable from patriarchy, but form an integral part of it. They serve to bring in rank or eliminate women who do not follow the patriarchal model. It assigns individuals to a gender according to their sex of birth and establish heterosexuality as a norm. In this model, lesbians and trans women can only be considered as fantasies for heterosexual men, or as monsters to eliminate or "correct" because they are not "real women".

Male violence is not free or blind, but serves to maintain the exploitation of women by men: domestic work (where household chores, child-rearing, emotional work, etc., are mostly for women), appropriation of women's bodies by men (rape, sexual assault, sex injunctions, etc.), pay gaps and precarious employment.
The violence of men against women is everywhere: at home, in the street, at work, in transport, at school, at the doctor's, etc. These killings kill on a daily basis, but these murders are presented as "news stories" or "family dramas" rather than as a systemic mechanism. Patriarchal police and justice cover this violence: when women complain, they are often ridiculed, questioned, judged about their behavior or their clothes, and most of the time the procedures against the attackers do not succeed. Conversely, when women defend themselves, they are sometimes condemned for not being allowed to do so. And when police officers attack their partner or ex-companion with their service weapon,

In the face of male violence and patriarchy, it is urgent to develop feminist solidarities. Feminist solidarities that include all women, and take into account the other oppressions they suffer, be it capitalism, lesbophobia, transphobia, racism, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, validism, the work of the sex / prostitution, etc. Feminist solidarities to regain power over our lives and our bodies, to gain confidence in us, to learn to say no, to defend ourselves, and to fight to build together a world without oppression.

Yes, but it's getting worse in the sleeve, the bad days will end

And beware of revenge when all the women will get there!

We invite you to participate in the non-mixed feminist event on November 24 in Lyon (7 pm - Terreaux), followed by a rally in mixed race .

https://rebellyon.info/Contre-les-violences-faites-aux-femmes-la-18398%20(20h%20%E2%80%93%20Place%20de%20la%20Com%C3%A9die)

http://cgalyon.ouvaton.org/spip.php?article254
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