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Carceral feminism describes an approach that sees increased policing, prosecution, and imprisonment as the primary solution to violence against women.

This stance does not acknowledge that police are often purveyors of violence and that prisons are always sites of violence. Carceral feminism ignores the ways in which race, class, gender identity, and immigration status leave certain women more vulnerable to violence and that greater criminalization often places these same women at risk of state violence.

Casting policing and prisons as the solution to domestic violence both justifies increases to police and prison budgets and diverts attention from the cuts to programs that enable survivors to escape, such as shelters, public housing, and welfare. And finally, positioning police and prisons as the principal antidote discourages seeking other responses, including community interventions and long-term organizing.


09:29 pm, samnbk
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Manifiesto Gordx

Nuestro kuerpo, el primer enemigo

Es ahora, en el presente Gordx

Porque no se nace gordx, se llega a serlo…

Enunciamos, “algunas chicas son más grandes que otras”

Somos lxs anarKorpóreos.

Nosotrxs proclamamos;

que ante todo, re-construiremos nuestras vidas desde lo que somos, lo que molesta,

el desborde del(a) chanchx que si desea vivir

somos golozxs y tentadxs, puro eros vuelto placer por la buena mesa y las bacanadas

nos gusta el calor que brinda la grasa en esos días de invierno

Y ante una cultura del recato, la buena presencia y el ser ubicaditx

Nosotrxs somos las trincheras del fascismo/dictadura de la piel

Somos vida desbordada de placer oral

Porque nos gusta comer y no queremos reprimirnos tales deseos

Sólo para que le pueda gustar a la familia, al compañerx sexual de paso o al jefe que no me quiso contratar por la mala presencia.

Somos la denuncia andante de las inconsecuencias de la democracia de los cuerpos,

cueste lo que cueste

Porque nuestros placeres estomacales no los tranzamos.

Somos quienes no nos resistimos a desaparecer ante el adelgazamiento de las diferencias corporales

Porque el ser gordx no es algo anecdótico, es político, contra lo establecido.

Lo que no encaja, lo que excede, lo que estalla límites, costuras y cierres, asientos de micros, fronteras, ficciones, deseos.

Acá están mis pliegues, acá están mis rollos, acá esta el cuerpo, ese que no corresponde, ese que aparentemente nadie quiere follar, este cuerpo enfermo.

Hablamos como gordxs, guatonxs,desde las estrías, celulitis, rollos grasientos y sebosos

que recorren nuestros cuerpos desbordados, el eterno sobrenombre escolar,

como proletarixs de la belleza y salud, más deseantes que deseables.

Hablamos las guatonas transfeministas, radicales,

porque no basta con destruir el género si no dinamitamos también las normas corporales.

Porque en el fondo, le damos asco a tu sistema de vigorosidad, fortaleza, fecundación y fuerza (de trabajo y militar).

Hablamos lxs gordxs que no comemos carne, lxs que creemos que el racismo el sexismo el heterosexismo y el especismo son rejas necesarias de destruir.

Lxs que no queremos trabajar, lxs que deseamos dejar de ser, abortar. Lxs que no queremos parir, estar en huelga. También hablamos las gordos peludas, hediondos, las feos, maricones hiperfemeninos, quienes no salimos en las pornos si no es a modo de fetiche, las camionas, desaliñadas, las que eructan en la mesa, asquerosos, perturbadoras, excesivos, nunca callados ni impecables.

Eramos la gordita buena onda, la que nadie sacaba a bailar, la que jamás logró mantener una dieta, la avergonzada, la que se cubría, la “guatona culiá”, a esa que siempre le querían cerrar la boca, la chancha, lechona, obesa, bola de grasa, aceitosa, ballenael Java, el empolvado, el Gonzalo Cáceres, el bola/pelota, el manteca. Para el resto nuestro cuerpo es un gran globo desformado,  Grasiento.

Porque todxs somos potenciales guatonas anoréxicos.

No queremos modificarnos o que nos acepten por “lo que somos por dentro”, ni auto-torturarnos con dietas y ejercicios extremos, queremos que los deseos se desaprendan y que nuestro cuerpo se transformen en potencia de deseo por el simple hecho de ser cuerpo.

Hablamos para los gordas que aún se encuentran en el espacio del silencio, de la vergüenza, de la burla… Les invitamos no a salir del closet de las tallas, si no que a destruirlo…

El espejo no es un reflejo de la realidad, lo que vemos en él, no es más que una construcción social necesaria de deconstruir.

Sacamos las garras, aullamos como lobas y salimos del espacio del silencio

                       HOY GORDE

                           AYER PUTA

                                MAÑANA LOBO

(sacado de aquí.)


07:44 pm, samnbk
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Una de las lecciones básicas que le debo a las feministas que he leído es la de preguntarme, siempre, en quién está pensando una ley o política pública. ¿Cuál es la realidad que se imagina, al regular? ¿En qué personas piensa? Y, muy importante, ¿en cuáles no? Esta pregunta se puede extrapolar a otras áreas. Si se analizan los espacios públicos, por ejemplo, es lo mismo: ¿en quién pensaron –y en quién no pensaron– los que diseñaron las calles, las banquetas, el transporte público? (¿El peatón, el ciclista? ¿Los carros? ¿Personas embarazadas? ¿Con alguna discapacidad?) Tratándose del trabajo, se puede preguntar lo mismo: ¿las empresas, por ejemplo, qué clase de “trabajador” tienen en mente al diseñar sus oficinas, al determinar sus horarios, sus incentivos, etc.? (¿Con hijos, casado, con trabajo doméstico, disponibilidad absoluta de tiempos…?) Hoy leí un artículo sobre el diagnóstico de personas con déficit de atención. Resulta que las mujeres, al menos en Estados Unidos, no son diagnosticadas como deberían. La razón es la siguiente: Los síntomas que se utilizan para diagnosticar a las personas hoy están basados en estudios que analizaron principalmente a hombres. Los síntomas que _de hecho_ presentan los hombres y las mujeres son distintos. Sin embargo, dado que se utiliza un concepto basado en lo que les pasa a _ellos_, _ellas_ –sus realidades, sus síntomas, sus padecimientos– quedan excluidas del diagnóstico. Un ejemplo más claro de “diagnosticar con perspectiva de género” -por usar el lingo popular- no se me puede ocurrir.

El artículo es: ADHD Is Different for Women


12:56 am, samnbk
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"Matthew Shepard didn’t die because he was gay; he died because [his attackers] are straight." 

(Angela Harris, ”Gender Violence, Race, and Criminal Justice”)


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Masculinities between white and black men. (Angela Harris, ”Gender Violence, Race, and Criminal Justice”)


11:28 pm, samnbk
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Contemporary sex discrimination jurisprudence accepts as one of its foundational premises the notion that sex and gender are two distinct aspects of human identity. That is, it assumes that the identities male and female are different from the characteristics masculine and feminine. Sex is regarded as a product of nature, while gender is understood as a function of culture. This disaggregation of sex from gender represents a central mistake of equality jurisprudence.

Antidiscrimination law is founded upon the idea that sex, conceived as biological difference, is prior to, less normative than, and more real than gender. Yet in every way that matters, sex bears an epiphenomenal relationship to gender; that is, under close examination, almost every claim with regard to sexual identity or sex discrimination can be shown to be grounded in normative gender rules and roles. Herein lies the mistake. In the name of avoiding “the grossest discrimination,” that is, “treating things that are different as though they were exactly alike,” sexual equality jurisprudence has uncritically accepted the validity of biological sexual differences. By accepting these biological differences, equality jurisprudence reifies as foundational fact that which is really an effect of normative gender ideology. This jurisprudential error not only produces obvious absurdities at the margin of gendered identity, but it also explains why sex discrimination laws have been relatively ineffective in dismantling profound sex segregation in the wage-labor market, in shattering “glass ceilings” that obstruct women’s entrance into the upper echelons of corporate management, and in increasing women’s wages, which remain a fraction of those paid men.

The targets of antidiscrimination law, therefore, should not be limited to the “gross, stereotyped distinctions between the sexes” but should also include the social processes that construct and make coherent the categories male and female. In many cases, biology operates as the excuse or cover for social practices that hierarchize individual members of the social category “man” over individual members of the social category “woman.” In the end, biology or anatomy serve as metaphors for a kind of inferiority that characterizes society’s view of women.


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How did you discover you liked girls?

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06:18 pm, samnbk
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It’s Only a Wee Wee

As soon as you’re born, grownups check where you pee
And then they decide just how you’re s’posed to be
Girls pink and quiet, boys noisy and blue
seems like a dumb way to choose what you’ll do

Well it’s only a wee wee, so what’s the big deal?
It’s only a wee wee, so what’s all the fuss?
It’s only a wee wee and everyone’s got one
There’s better things to discuss!

Now girls must use makeup, girl’s names and girl’s clothes
And boys must use sneakers, but not pantyhose
The grownups will teach you the rules to their dance
And if you get confused, they’ll say “Look in your pants”

Now grownups watch closely each move that we make
Boys must not cry, and girls must make cake
It’s all very formal and I think it smells
Let’s all be abnormal and act like ourselves.

(la canción es de Peter Alsop)


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Esto.

Esto.


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Baugh said he listened to recorded statements given by Morales before her death and believes that while she was a troubled youth, she was “as much in control of the situation” as Rambold. The judge also said Morales was “older than her chronological age.”

Former Senior High teacher gets 30 days for rape of student

The naysayers that constantly deny that racial stereotypes are an inherent part of our culture and how they are used to value a non white woman’s (or girl, as is the case here) worth, should look no further than this case.

In April 2008, a 14 year old Latina girl was raped by her teacher. She committed suicide as a result of the ongoing trauma. Five years later (FIVE) there is finally a sentence for this crime. While the prosecutor had asked for 20 year in jail, the judge deemed 30 days to be a fitting punishment because the child was “in control of the situation”. This rapist (no alleged because he has been found guilty) was expelled from the sex offenders program he was attending because he had remained in contact with several minors in spite of being forbidden to do so.

The offender’s lawyer, not content merely doing his job had to go beyond the call of duty and remind us who was really hurt in this situation:

Rambold’s attorney, Jay Lansing, argued Monday for the suspended sentence. He said Rambold lost his career, his marriage and his home and has suffered a “scarlet letter of the Internet” as a result of publicity about the case.

A 14 year old Latina child was raped and committed suicide, the criminal is given a slap on the wrist but of course, we should be sorry for “the scarlet letter of the internet” that he is going to carry from now on.

Unlike the humanity denied to his victim, he gets to be treated as a subject with rights.

ETA: And I just saw Jezebel’s coverage of this case. Predictably, there isn’t a single mention of this child’s ethnicity. As I said on Twitter, this way of white washing the case erases the long history of racialized misgonynist violence and removes all context of the ways in which Latina women and children (and Women of Color in general) are dehumanized and sexualized. Yes, this could have happened to a child of any ethnicity or race, however, more often than not, these very specific stereotypes about oversexualized girlhood are applied to girls and women of color. Purposefully erasing this context only helps perpetuate the violence which remains unexamined.

(via redlightpolitics)


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este video, por siempre de los siempres, amén. 


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