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[28 Aug 2009|08:17pm]

sallydarity
i thought i'd throw this out there... i put together the content on the sallydarity section of anarcha.org, and unfortunately it hasn't been updated in a while. i imagine there's some new stuff that should go up. but i was thinking about why there isn't more of an anarcha-feminist presence especially in writing.

maybe the writing is happening, but not explicitly from an anarcha-feminist position. or maybe the focus is on other types of projects.

so i'm wondering if you'll share what you're doing or what other anarcha-feminists you know are doing. thanks.
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hangingaroundinthailand [23 Aug 2009|08:17pm]
dwissi
how to choose a bed and breakfast plus articles and information on travel ... Vacation Rentals / Condo's - Vacation Destinations. How to Choose a Bed and Breakfast ... How to Choose a Bed and Breakfast in Chattanooga, Tenn. How to Get Tinkerbell Bedding ... How to Choose a Bed and Breakfast in Chattanooga, Tenn. How to Get ... So you've decided to shun the neon-flashing motel chains and marble-foyered monsters and venture into ... How to Choose a Bed and Breakfast. Additional Reading ... by: Tammy Jordan Sikes So you‘ve decided to shun the neon-flashing motel chains and marble-foyered monsters and ... How to Choose a Bed and Breakfast ... How to Choose a Bed and Breakfast Inn. Christmas Gifts for Mom: ... How to Choose a Bed and Breakfast Inn. How to Find a Bed and Breakfast on the Oregon Coast ... Comments on: How to Choose a Bed and Breakfast in Santa Fe. BROWSE HOW TOs. Categories in ... Return to article: How to Choose a Bed and Breakfast in Santa Fe ... An easy guide teaching the steps on how to choose a bed and breakfast inn for your next trip. 1. Consider location. Proximity to the center of action is often a ... how to choose a bed and breakfast plus articles and information on travel ... Vacation Rentals / Condo's - Vacation Destinations. How to Choose a Bed and Breakfast ... How to Choose a Bed and Breakfast in Chattanooga, Tenn. How to Get Tinkerbell Bedding ... How to Choose a Bed and Breakfast in Chattanooga, Tenn. How to Get ... So you've decided to shun the neon-flashing motel chains and marble-foyered monsters and venture into ... How to Choose a Bed and Breakfast. Additional Reading ... by: Tammy Jordan Sikes So you‘ve decided to shun the neon-flashing motel chains and marble-foyered monsters and ... How to Choose a Bed and Breakfast ... How to Choose a Bed and Breakfast Inn. Christmas Gifts for Mom: ... How to Choose a Bed and Breakfast Inn. How to Find a Bed and Breakfast on the Oregon Coast ... Comments on: How to Choose a Bed and Breakfast in Santa Fe. BROWSE HOW TOs. Categories in ... Return to article: How to Choose a Bed and Breakfast in Santa Fe ... An easy guide teaching the steps on how to choose a bed and breakfast inn for your next trip. 1. Consider location. Proximity to the center of action is often a ... Small Business Travel Articles ... How ESPN Deportes Saved My Life. Hanging around in Thailand. Happy Birthday Las Vegas youve come a long way ... Here are some photos of of when I was hanging around in Thailand. Read More " ... See Official Site to Learn How GM Plans to Emerge From Chapter 11. www. ... RV kitchen, Travel and Leisure Articles ... Hanging Around in Thailand > author: Gary Mortimer. The Plain Truth about Living in Mexico > ... Urmi Popat is the author of "Arctic and Antarctic- Journeys to the ... Hanging around in Thailand. Walt Disney World for teens. Go where the French go! ... Streetdirectory.com Royal Thai Embassy ... Fern Loft Backpacker or 277740 or Tampines Road or HDB Woodlands or The Shaughnessy ... Hanging around in Thailand ... Silent Macau, Hanging around in Thailand, Important Chinese Festivals, India on ... In this section you can find ... Hanging around in Thailand. Thailand ... RV-ing: Another Creative, Even Affordable Way to Integrate Travel into Your Lifestyle ... Hanging Around in Thailand > author: Gary Mortimer ... hanging around in thailand
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Social network for lesbians girlzzz.eu [29 Mar 2009|05:10pm]

raunas
I want to tell you that social network GirlZZZ Land only for lesbians and bisexsuals
has been opened!!.it's like a facebook or myspace,but only for lesbians.
You can meet other girls there and you will have some nice other futures:

-Create your profile
-Upload your images
-Upload favorited mp3 music
-Post your personal blogs
-Make personal bookmarks of youtube videos
-Create communities
-Use private messages
-chat with other girlz
-online games
-and much more!

At the moment a lot of users of the network are russian girls,but the network has english
version of the interface,and I hope it will become international soon and hope the
network will connect girls from different countries!
Welcome to GirlZZZ Land!
girlzzz.eu
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[16 Jun 2008|11:39am]

heartrevolt
The Gender Public Advocacy Coalition is pleased to announce the release of its 2008 GENIUS Survey in partnership with Ernst & Young. GenderPAC works to ensure that classrooms, communities and workplaces are safe for everyone to learn, grow and succeed.

The Gender Equality National Index for Universities & Schools (GENIUS), GenderPAC’s most recent effort to end discrimination and promote awareness, encourages colleges and universities to recognize the benefits of a GenderSAFE campus - supportive equitable and protective for all students. Choosing to participate in GENUIS sends a strong public statement that bullying or discriminating based on the race, sex or gender of a student, faculty, or staff member is not tolerated at your institution

Fill out the survey at: www.gpac.org/GENIUS2008survey, and make sure that we have data for as many schools as possible. Your voice will help us continue to work towards a safe and welcoming environment for every student
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Hello [19 Feb 2007|05:04pm]

feministreview
Glad to be part of this group. :) Thanks for accepting me.
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Hello [14 Feb 2007|03:46pm]

grrrlesque
Hello everyone! My name is Greta and I'm 23 years old. I live in Tennessee in the USA. I am into anarcha-feminism, so I thought I'd join this community. My favorite anarcha-feminist would be Emma Goldman. I run a riot grrrl/feminist website called Riot Grrrl Online. I'm glad to be part of this community.
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cross posted everywhere [03 Jan 2007|12:25pm]

woundedwarhol
( www.uterusliberationfront.org )

Throughout the United States the inherent rights of women to decide what to do with their own bodies are under attack. Most frequently the attack is targeted at poor women, women of color, and young women. This assault takes many forms; it underlies legislation concerning parental notification and Supreme Court cases concerning a medical procedure which Congress has given the meaningless and misrepresenting name "partial birth abortion." It is glaringly obvious in the initiatives concocted to make abortion, including in the case of rape and incest, illegal and in the refusal by pharmacies to carry emergency contraceptive. Up until the 1970's it even took place through the forced sterilizations of tens of thousands of women of color, disabled women, and even some men.

Even if there were no threatening legal cases or legislation, many women still would not have access to clinics, emergency contraceptives, or funding for either. In South Dakota, the state where a recent attempt to make abortion illegal was defeated by 55% of the voting population in referendum, there is only one clinic which performs abortions and it is only open one day a week. The doctors that staff this clinic are flown in every week from out of state because no in-state doctor is willing to risk their safety. Doctors who offer abortion procedures across the United States , including South Dakota , have received countless threats. Besides this there have also been numerous acts of murder and continual violence at clinics, including bombings and arson.

In the six states bordering South Dakota there are 23 clinics, giving this expansive seven state region a total of 24. This is more than five times less than the number of clinics California , three times less than Florida , and equal to the number of clinics in the state of Washington. Whether or not abortion is legal in South Dakota is purely symbolic; women barely have access.

In order to defend a woman's right to control her own body and to support women lacking resources and access, a new collective has formed within South Dakota: the Uterus Liberation Front (ULF).

continue reading the ULF Mission and Policy StatementCollapse )
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[07 Nov 2006|09:27pm]

reality_asylum



THEM! (CT crust)
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Saturday December 2nd
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all proceeds will be donated to help rats

contact email dementedme@gmail.com
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for anyone in the "new england" area [28 May 2006|03:22am]
seatouch
LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEER DRIVERS AND CARPOOLERS!

hey everybody,

this message might be off topic but it can help a lot of people, so i'm asking that it's kept on the journal. understandable if it needs to be edited out and all, but i urge you to give a quick read before making a decision.

i'm going to build homes with habitat for humanity in the new orleans area. there are groups of activists going down in june for 5-day blocks. (i was thinking about staying 5-15 days). if anyone is interested in going please let me know - the bigger the group, the lesser the expenses, the better job done. collaboration would be awesome, especially if someone has a car - gas would be much less expensive than a flight+rental/cabs. this is an independent volunteering/activism project available for anyone able to come help out, but time and space is limited so please get back to me asap if it sounds like something you'd be interested in. habitat for humanity asks for a $20/night donations, which aren't necessary but encouraged (I won't be paying the maximum .. poor college student). So anyway, if you want to come on the flight, or have a car, and want to come down with a group to do something progressive for our {sick} society - get back to me! or e-mail me at nbose@ic.sunysb.edu.

(additional benefits are a great tan, good workout, new friends, and a new orleans vacation ;) the u.s. government wanted to cut grants to organizers building for katrina recovery - programs for which are difficult and time-consuming to get into.. so independent volunteering is really needed.)

i do run an activist organization called the social justice alliance at stony brook university.. just so you don't think i'm a weirdo looking to scam a hot date..

bubye-nicole
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[15 Apr 2006|04:46pm]

quietgrrl
WHAT IT IS TO BE A GIRL IN AN ANARCHIST BOYS CLUB
From Alphabet Threat

* You act as if you think nothing will get done if you don't do it.
* I don't trust physicality that you initiate BUT at the same time I want all of us to be more physical-playful-affectionate with each other.
* I can and do defend myself against all sorts of verbal attacks until it is something sexual from someone I know and like and trust and then sometimes I pretend I'm amused or like it or don't mind or something. I'm confused by my inability to to deal when I've practised and want to, and by your inability to recognize your behavior as sexual oppression.
* O.K. I'm way intimidated by lots of loud boys in a group.
* Everything I say out loud in a group is pre-planned, composed. I'm not spontaneous 'cuz yeah I'm shy but mostly I don't trust you to listen without interrupting, treat what I say as valued if I'm not rehearsed.
* I don't want to be squashed.
* I'm out-numbered. My allies are silent around you.
* You are approached to answer questions for our group, make decisions and announcements. You even think it is okay to define our group to visitors, strangers. Somehow you aren't ever questioned by the group for this behavior.
* I've stopped believing that you are "sorry" or are "working on it."
* I'm putting less and less energy, at age 25, into heated discussions and reacting to/educating people with stupid behavior. I'm tired of correcting sexism. There are other things I need to put my energy into --my creativity, my search for meaning, personal relationships. Men (and all people with a sub/consciousness who say women are less able) need to feel how sexism limits them. Men need to stop feeling self righteous and defensive (classic reactions to even a third person comment about gender inequity) and look honestly at their ways. How does sexism limit a man?
* Why do I hafta be the bitch?
* Yeah. I'm pissed off.
* Maybe a "group" discussion dominated by two or three people ISN"T.
* D.I.Y. or do it all by yourself?
* Why don't you wonder about girls not getting involved, or leaving, or sitting in silence?
* A body count is not gender balance.
* I don't fucking want the responsibility of policing for sexism. Get over it because it sucks, not just because I'm in the room right now.
* Feminist perspective is not just for women or special occasions.
* You are not the boss. Get over yourself.
* When I assert myself you get to think that it is as easy for me as for you, as easy for all women as for me. Wrong.
* Prob'ly you think that THIS group (yeah this one) doesn't have any gender issues or sexism.
* Sometimes I think that feminist issues, women's groups and projects exist both to pacify and occupy and distract me.
* Just shut the fuck up a little. Once in a while.
* I'm so fed up with the games and bullshit that I'm ready to work with mainstream groups or alone or somewhere else or not at all.
* Its like you think that calling yourself an anarchist makes you clean and pure and no longer subject to self examination or criticism. You've make the term repulsive to me.
* Why am I the only one who knows how to nurture?
* You prob'ly think this song is about you, don't you? Don't you? Don't you?
* I get the feeling that you are threatened. And scared. Good.
* When the women in our group decide to get together you hafta know why and how and what gets said. None of your beeswax.
* You complain that you feel left out when the women get together. So. I feel surrounded in a "mixed" group right now.
* I just don't wanna tolerate this shit anymore.
* Why, when you confront sexism, is it cause for celebration?
* It is time for me to be with women. I've spent my life in a world defined by men, learning from men, relating to men, reading men, trying to write and talk like men, being around men.
* If you feel threatened 'cuz me and my sistahs are pissed off and together maybe you gots a good reason to run. That's right.

FOR RIOTEOUS LAUGHS TRY SUBSTITUTING "QUEER" OR "NON-WHITE" FOR GIRL, HET OR WHITE FOR BOYS

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[10 Feb 2006|10:10pm]

starmkrmachine
Hey everyone,

If anyone is interested in an eating disorder discussion / awareness / activism group based in New York City, email me at kolormehappygirl@aol.com

Thanks!
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NEEDS A RIDE!!!??? [05 Feb 2006|04:49pm]

soulconsignment
Helooo out there!
I am trying to plan a trip to Vernon.
I want to go to the Silver Star Resort there, and I am hoping to get a ride leaving Fri Feb 10th and getting to Vernon that Aft. Coming back to Vancouver I would like ot leave Vernon Sunday and get back sunday evening. If not the weekend of the 10th, 11th, 12th,
I would like to shoot for the weekend of the 17th 18th 19th.
Two nights there, preferably the Fri and Sat nights, is what I really would like. I can help with a bit of gas. I have people expecting me there. If you can only get me a ride there and you plan on staying a couple days longer than the sunday perhaps we can work somehting out...
I miss my freinds and I want to go visit! I am easy going and good conversation. I do not have a liscence, and I do not put out.
I play guitar and violin..and I am a good listener as well...
Hope someone can help!!
Peace!!!
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Eating Disorders Discussion / Activism Group in NYC [19 Jan 2006|05:12pm]

starmkrmachine
Hi everyone,

I'm trying to start an eating disorders discussion group that focuses on societal impact - not a support group, but a discussion / awareness group. I have no qualifications for that, emotionally or educationally.

This is a discussion group for people who want to talk about eating disorders and body image and society...to speak out, speak to one another, lessen the shame as a means to feeling better about ourselves and having our voices heard by one another, in the very least. Its cathartic and revolutionary. The longer we feel ashamed, the longer we will be silent, the less we will speak to one another, and the less we will make change.

I'm just very frustrated that in spite of the commonality of eating disorders, they are so rarely talked about. I'm fed up. I want to talk about it personal experiences, social experiences, women's body image and roles throughout history...I want to try to collectively understand that eating disorders are basically handed to us on silver platters by our surroundings as a favorable solution to our "inability to control ourselves," that we are all susceptible, that it has nothing to do with intelligence, that you don't necessarily have to be skinny to have an eating disorder.

I want to explore the continuum of eating disorders - bulimia and binge eating on one end and anorexia on the other, the bulimic / binge eater wishes she could be anorexic, the anorexic has succeeded and continues to succeed but is never good enough, while the bulimic feels trapped in her cycle and the binge eater feels hopeless and trapped as well. Bulimia/binge eating and anorexia are charactures of society. This is how society is set up: "out of control" people are supposed to envy "in control" people. What defines "in" and "out" of "control"? How and why are men, in light of women's political and economic advances, trying to make women smaller?

I want to hear other's opinions...share personal feelings about their own disorders.

I want to talk about how unconscious it is...how its not always "I wanna look like this actress, I wanna look like a model tee-hee" because that kind of thinking really belittles eating disordered individuals. Makes eating disorders out to be immature and stupid and shallow. I want to talk about how society's images are brainwashing, about Naomi Wolf and other eating disorder and feminist authors. I also have a few books on the biology of eating disorders and i'd be up to incorporating that aspects into the societal factor. I'm starting to really believe that the society is the pre-cursor for eating disorders in indviduals who are already vulnerable because of family and biology - but that society is primary. I want to hear other opinons, listen and talk and be empathic toward one another.

I want to discuss alternative, imaginary societies: what if obese people were considered the ideal? and people who were thin said to one another, despondent, "I'll never be that beautiful. I just want to be fat. That's all I want. Once I'm fat everything will be perfect." and people who were bigger than the "obesity standard" said, "I just can't stop gaining. I know I need to stop, but I'm not fat enough YET, once I weight XXX pounds I'll be fat enough, I swear."

that's the jist!

Let me know if you're interested. Thanks so much!
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[12 Jan 2006|12:28am]

reality_asylum
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a brilliant text by a brilliant woman [02 Jan 2006|05:25pm]

gavran
[ mood | cheerful ]

If Men Could Menstruate

by Gloria Steinem
A white minority of the world has spent centuries conning us into thinking that a white skin makes people superior - even though the only thing it really does is make the more subject to ultraviolet rays and to wrinkles. Male human beings have built whole cultures around the idea that penis envy is "natural" to women - though having such an unprotected organ might be said to make men vulnerable, and the power to give birth makes womb envy at least as logical.
In short, the characteristics of the powerful, whatever they may be, are thought to be better than the characteristics of the powerless - and logic has nothing to do with it.
What would happen, for instance, if suddenly, magically, men could menstruate and women could not?
The answer is clear - menstruation would become an enviable, boast-worthy, masculine event:
Men would brag about how long and how much.
Boys would mark the onset of menses, that longed-for proof of manhood, with religious ritual and stag parties.

Congress would fund a National Institute of Dysmenorrhea to help stamp out monthly discomforts.
Sanitary supplies would be federally funded and free. (Of course, some men would still pay for the prestige of commercial brands such as John Wayne Tampons, Muhammad Ali's Rope-a-dope Pads, Joe Namath Jock Shields - "For Those Light Bachelor Days," and Robert "Baretta" Blake Maxi-Pads.)
Military men, right-wing politicians, and religious fundamentalists would cite menstruation ("men-struation") as proof that only men could serve in the Army ("you have to give blood to take blood"), occupy political office ("can women be aggressive without that steadfast cycle governed by the planet Mars?"), be priest and ministers ("how could a woman give her blood for our sins?") or rabbis ("without the monthly loss of impurities, women remain unclean").
Male radicals, left-wing politicians, mystics, however, would insist that women are equal, just different, and that any woman could enter their ranks if she were willing to self-inflict a major wound every month ("you MUST give blood for the revolution"), recognize the preeminence of menstrual issues, or subordinate her selfness to all men in their Cycle of Enlightenment. Street guys would brag ("I'm a three pad man") or answer praise from a buddy ("Man, you lookin' good!") by giving fives and saying, "Yeah, man, I'm on the rag!" TV shows would treat the subject at length. ("Happy Days": Richie and Potsie try to convince Fonzie that he is still "The Fonz," though he has missed two periods in a row.) So would newspapers. (SHARK SCARE THREATENS MENSTRUATING MEN. JUDGE CITES MONTHLY STRESS IN PARDONING RAPIST.) And movies. (Newman and Redford in "Blood Brothers"!)
Men would convince women that intercourse was more pleasurable at "that time of the month." Lesbians would be said to fear blood and therefore life itself - though probably only because they needed a good menstruating man.
Of course, male intellectuals would offer the most moral and logical arguments. How could a woman master any discipline that demanded a sense of time, space, mathematics, or measurement, for instance, without that in-built gift for measuring the cycles of the moon and planets - and thus for measuring anything at all? In the rarefied fields of philosophy and religion, could women compensate for missing the rhythm of the universe? Or for their lack of symbolic death-and-resurrection every month?
Liberal males in every field would try to be kind: the fact that "these people" have no gift for measuring life or connecting to the universe, the liberals would explain, should be punishment enough.
And how would women be trained to react? One can imagine traditional women agreeing to all arguments with a staunch and smiling masochism. ("The ERA would force housewives to wound themselves every month": Phyllis Schlafly. "Your husband's blood is as sacred as that of Jesus - and so sexy, too!": Marabel Morgan.) Reformers and Queen Bees would try to imitate men, and pretend to have a monthly cycle. All feminists would explain endlessly that men, too, needed to be liberated from the false idea of Martian aggressiveness, just as women needed to escape the bonds of menses envy. Radical feminist would add that the oppression of the nonmenstrual was the pattern for all other oppressions ("Vampires were our first freedom fighters!") Cultural feminists would develop a bloodless imagery in art and literature. Socialist feminists would insist that only under capitalism would men be able to monopolize menstrual blood . . . .
In fact, if men could menstruate, the power justifications could probably go on forever.
If we let them.

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[02 Jan 2006|12:54am]

jethrablack


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QUENCH AGAIN! [23 Dec 2005|10:42pm]

emilyzilch
[ mood | relaxed ]

our zine, quench, has two new issues out!

find out more at quenchzine.blogspot.com. you can order it or read it online... w00t!

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*****new zine!**** [23 Dec 2005|08:02pm]

jethrablack
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Fuck Art School was created by B. South's Miki Hickel & Ax Wound/Technicolor Polka Dot's Hannah D. Forman

get your copy Jan. 15th!!!!
pre-orders now accepted!!
$2 plus 2 stamps!
fuckartschool@bust.com--> email for mailing address!

what is it about you ask?
i have no idea....but its fun!!
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[26 Oct 2005|09:07pm]

_lady_scarlet_
I realised a disturbing thing today. Something that, at eighteen, not many people would expect to encounter. As a young woman attending an all girls’ school I have mostly female friends. My close friends come from two separate networks and make up twelve brilliant, beautiful and powerful women. However none of these wonderful people feel the confidence they deserve when it comes to their self worth. Myself included. In fact five out of the twelve have had to battle with an eating disorder and most others have come in contact with these issues through near connections. And these are only my close friends! I am horrified by the thought that there are a multitude of girls who are being destroyed by the sense that they do not “make the cut.” I ask all of us to question what sort of a society is it we have created where girls as young as eight are killing themselves through refusal of, or violent expulsion of food? Certainly my mother would never have shared my experience.



As few as forty years ago there was a woman’s revolution where our *forladies demanded equal status with men, the right to work, and the privilege to wear pants! *(unfortunately you may have noticed from my adaptation that the English language has a way to go before it catches up!) Not all that much you may think but imagine if we attended Ladies College and prepared to get married! Or did not have the civil liberty we all take for granted (and some of us begrudge!); the right to vote. It was not so long ago when women did not vote or work. Where is that passion now? Where are the women parading the streets and destroying lipstick? “Modern” women are now just entrenched in a new rut. They are slaves to the beauty and fashion industry. Myself not excluded! How many times have we thought, if only I were 2 sizes smaller, then I would be beautiful. One only has to look at the ever-expanding diet industry to know we have all thought that one. Today I caught myself saying, “I’m on a diet. Just till I lose 10kg.” 10 KILLO’S! For a girl of my height (170 com) and weight (60kg) that is a lot.



When I was ten years old I really wanted to wear makeup. Two female cousins of my age group did, but I wasn’t allowed to. I felt inadequate next to them. I didn’t have the clothes they did and I wasn’t thin like they were. They told me I didn’t fit in. they told me I was fat. I was deeply hurt and the feelings of inadequacy have never really left me. However now I see that those girls, girls of only eight and eleven were already being influenced by our rapidly infectious western culture that dictates to girls how they should look and behave. Although it took me a long time I can now see that my mother was trying to keep me insulated from our oppressive culture for as long as possible. Little did she know that she simply made me feel its pressures more acutely.



So if I am healthy, and I know I am, why do I worry about my weight, feel myself to be unattractive and doubt my intelligence? Where do my debilitating (and somewhat annoying) feelings of self-doubt come from? They come from my community, my friends, my very society! Almost habitually we girls engage in self-loathing sessions where we point out to one another all our failings. All aspects of ourselves that in our eyes have huge “room for improvement.” It is a rare breed of girl who steps back from this and does not participate. It is an even rarer girl who instead of berating herself is able to commend her successes and feel comfortable in her own skin. If you find one let me know! I would love to meet her! I am disgusted by a society that rears a generation of young people, especially women who think it is acceptable to hate themselves. I call out to all of you to consider why this is socially acceptable and widespread as it obviously is.



Modern lifestyles are entirely driven by consumption and it seems the female form has become just another commodity. The glamour industry thrives on people feeling that they need something so make them acceptable. After all where would they be if everyone accepted themselves as they are? Well, I can dare to say they would not make up the multi-million dollar glamour industry they do now. The fact is that this is simply unacceptable. It is time modern women fought back. I do not accept that anorexia-bulimia can be the biggest killer of young women and that one out of every four afflicted will die. There are enough people starving in this world without women who do it to themselves out of body hatred. I will not accept that girls should be envious of other women who starve themselves, wishing that they could “have the will power.” I don’t have the answers, but its time we moved on from the hope that if we ignored it for long enough it would go away. I won’t accept this subtle but alarming oppression of women. Will you?
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[21 Oct 2005|10:34pm]

jethrablack



AX WOUND: Gender & The Horror Genre
gets a b * L * o * o* D * y make over!!!




the zine Ax Wound issues #1 & #2 are going to go out of print once i get rid of the last 30 or so copies i have. I will then be taking the best of those issues and infusing them with a whole BUNCH of new articles & horror art & fun. The long article i wrote for the first issue will be updated to Vol. 2, as my observations and film viewing has expanded greatly since that was written i felt it needed to be updated.

the zine will be pretty and partly in color. it will also be very very big. like five issues in one!

if you would like to submit articles, photography, interviews, comics, reviews, ANYTHING relating to this subject, send tooo

axwoundzine@yahoo.com

look for a brand new ax wound and ax wound website by mid january!!! xoxo



ax_wound

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