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Young radical feminists (35 or younger) [17 Sep 2007|11:37pm]

I'm going to compile an informal listing of radfems under 35 (born post-1970) because academia (or as Mary Daly would say: academentia) thinks or hopes us folk are going the way of the dinosaur.

So if you're a rad fem born 1970 or later, could I get a comment? Just give your username, or a nickname, or your real name. And if you know any authors, singers, activists, etc. who are radfem and under 35, could you give us their name. And maybe a little bio for both categories if you like, or a wee manifesto or whatnot.  And do you/your rad fems you list identify as 2nd or 3rd wave?

This is not meant to belittle older radfems in any wany, shape, or form. They're more than welcome to comment too, but please state you're older than 35, so i don't count you as a "young" rad fem.

Also, please post this other rad fem/feminist communities, blogs, etc. Let's get this thang going!

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Street Harassment Survey [24 Apr 2006|10:42pm]

Hello, my name is Pamela and I'm a third-year student at Rutgers University.  I was hoping to find some people to take a survey on street harassment (and hopefully complete the survey, as well)!  There is not much published research on street harassment, and this will hopefully contribute to the limited sources on the subject.

I would greatly appreciate if you were to take the time out to do the survey, or even send it to anyone you know who would be interested.

Thanks so much for your time!!!
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My heart is just a muscle, and simply put, it's sore. [11 Aug 2005|02:07pm]

[ mood | annoyed ]

I was walking down Valley Road yesterday and some kid who couldn't be much older than me biked up. He looked me up and down and said "How you doin'?" and I stopped and said "Don't talk to me like that." He look startled and said, "Chill, lady!" and I said, "Don't talk to women like that. I could be your sister."

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[29 Jul 2005|07:28pm]

hello, i have just found you and think that the idea is brilliant!

does anybody have any good idea for a t-shirt?
some spot-on saying about eh,, attention i don't need? :)

something which is not rude (i don't mind but people with kids han be sensitive), short (i am quite puny) AND witty?

thank you very much
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tell Dubya that you won't stand for a lack of choice. [02 Jul 2005|01:42pm]

stolen from endure from prochoice,

X-posted on blumuun, nomore_hey_baby, and ophelia_sucks:

NARAL Prochoice

sign this petition.

spread the word.
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[29 Jun 2005|09:18pm]

from halcyon_n_on:

interesting... and what a great title...
from Jane magazine, where someone wrote in a question and then they got a guy to respond...

the title: Ask a street harasser

Q: When you tell a woman that you appreciate her body in your patented crass way, do you really think she'll take it as a compliment and go out with you? - Marissa, 28, San Franciso

A: I would take it as a compliment if someone whistled at me. Who doesn't like to be told they look good? Do I think she'll go out with me? Probably not. But I have one buddy who yelled at a woman, "Whatcha doing tonight?" and she went out with him. Construction workers are known for catcalling, but women should still date us. We're good guys who work hard, are in good shape and get paid well. The main reason we holler is because we're bored. We work long hours and are surrounded by other guys. Beautiful women are a nice distraction - they make the day go by quicker. - James, Queens NY, who catcalls about 3 women a week

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i hate the streets of ATL sometimes. [01 Jun 2005|03:13pm]

[ mood | enraged ]

so, for the first time in a long time, it happened to me today. i was walking out of the store, and some guy in a nice SUV (oxymoron, but you get the picture) rolled down his window and shouted something. i looked up, unsure he was speaking to me or to someone he knew in the parking lot. i looked around. "NO YOU IN THE YELLOW THING!...then incoherent yells" and that smile(i was and am wearing a yellow scarf around my hair. so, b/c he had the power, he was in a vehicle, i was walking down a sidewalk, i did nothing. when i got to my car, a shot him an "Eat-Shit-and-Die" glare and quickly got into my car. i felt violated.

i thought of a million different things i could've yelled back at the fuck-tard.

"Does this make you feel powerful you fucking prick?"

"Do think you are a man now that you are taking something from a woman?"

"Fuck you are arrogant ass." (i've used that before)

"Bugger off you fucking asshole"

or thrust my middle finger in the air. (used that one too)

but he was already rolling his window back up. and he was waiting at a stoplight...he really did have the power. but in a cowardly, pathetic way. it was an act of sexual convenience for him.

Step one: Catcall girl on sidewalk
Step two: wait for her reaction (which i am sure will be positive)
Step three: drive off when the light changes, feeling great abotu self.


you guys know "the smile" i am speaking of right?

the "i own you" smile. the "i know you want this" smile. i imagine it's similar to the smile rapists have smeared across their evil faces when they are finished violating their victims.

i am hating people today. sorry for the rant.

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Here's to our Journal Namesake. [29 Apr 2005|06:05pm]

[ mood | blank ]

Ani Difranco
"The Story"

I would have returned your greeting
If it weren't for the way you were looking at me
This street is not a market
And I am not a commodity
Don't you find it sad that we can't even say hello
'Cause you're a man
And I'm a woman
And the sun is getting low
There are some places that I can't go
As a woman I can't go there
And as a person I don't care
I don't go for the hey baby what's your name
And I'd alone thank you
Just the same

I am up again against
The skin of my guitar
In the window of my life
Looking out through the bars
I am sounding out the silence
Avoiding all the words
I'm afraid I've said too much
I'm afraid of who has heard me

My father, he told me the story
And it was true
For his time
But now the story's different
Maybe I should tell him mine
All the girls line up here
All the boys on the other side
I see your ranks are advancing
I see mine are left behind

I am up again against
The skin of my guitar
In the window of my life
Looking out through the bars
I am sounding out the silence
Avoiding all the words
I'm afraid I can never say enough
I'm afraid no one has heard me

And despite all the balls that I've been thrown
And forced to drop
On the social totem pole
I'm preciously close to the top
They put you in your place
And they tell you to behave
But no one can be free
Until we're all on even grade

And I would have returned your greeting...
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our problems don't end with SH. [13 Apr 2005|08:02pm]

[ mood | enraged ]

i posted this in my LJ as well...we must always keep to our cause, but other causes influence us in everything we do.

i am so angry with my school that i could explode.

i hate the bureaucracy of my school, yes. i hate that people are mean to one another. i hate the fucking street harassment that i have to study nearly every day of my life.

but most of all, i HATE our fucking student newspaper. it is the most vapid piece of horseshit i have ever laid eyes on. it is run by callous evil people who don't care about anyone but themselves. our student population is incredibly diverse. yet i can say with complete certainty that the Signal is run by only one subset of people. the vast majority of articles in the Signal are purely consevative, racist, sexist, xenophobic, and hate-mongering pieces of shit.

very few other opinions are ever voiced, and when they are, those opnions are silenced or hidden, swept underneath i hateful rug of lies and fuck-headedness.

i am starting a petition to bring the truth to GSU...i will no longer stand by why my fellow students are fed lies, heresay, and one-sided slander. these articles alienate and marginalize many groups, and they don't even care.

i will be sending an email out to GSU students...if you'd like to sign/send my petition, that would be great. if not, i understand. i want to get the word out. i cannot stand for this Signal bullshit any longer.

i promise i will post the particular articles soon. in addition, i plan on creating a community based on uncovering the truth about GSU's paper. i will catalogue all of the articles there.

if you can, please help me in this task.

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[12 Apr 2005|05:55pm]

[ mood | chipper ]

ok, so i think some new people are showing up soon. more members of SHP at GSU....welcome guys if you find your way here!!! i wish everone could track our process, on WebCT...but anyway, we will try to post stuff here too....

as of today, we have begun coding the Most Memorable Incidents section of the survey, and MAN do we have our work cut out for us. i figured it out, and we are going to have, get this: 1386 codes to enter. damn.

in addition, if you guys have articles or personal experiences, feel free to put them here....i really want this a branch out. i feel like it is the start of something great...even if it is just LJ.

much &hearts,

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[11 Apr 2005|07:27pm]

[ mood | aggravated ]

i know that this isn't SH stuff, but i feel like we should keep abreast of this stuff too....

i must admit a penchant for stuff about body image and eating disorders. anyway.

I bet you all have seen this...click anyway.

this is awful.

the site is great though.

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[09 Apr 2005|12:36pm]

[ mood | bored ]

ok folks, i posted the links to all of the sites i have.

if you guys have more, please post and i will add them to the user info page.

to see what i have so far go here.

good to have you all here.

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[08 Apr 2005|11:49am]

[ mood | chipper ]

ok, Erin, you lit a fire under my ass...thank you!!!!! so this is the first entry. until i can get the word out, it's really just going to be the two of us. i plan on posting ALL on the links that i have on a master list in the user info, and when i get my site up and running, i can put some of our other stuff up...

but this is quite exciting. if we have time we should write all about GPA and all.

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