Radfems Respond conference Portland, OR May 24, 2014

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Radfems Respond conference Portland, OR May 24, 2014

Postby sam » Tue Feb 04, 2014 12:32 pm

Remember that historic weekend in July 2012 when 65 multi-generational women stoked the flaring embers of the North American radical feminist movement in Portland, Oregon?

http://smashesthep.wordpress.com/2012/0 ... -feminism/

Well that was such oodles of fun we’re doing it again, but with a little twist. A big twist, actually. On Saturday of this Memorial Day weekend conference, several well-known women will make themselves available to answer questions from public attendees on the subjects of prostitution, ethical activism, and gender as a harmful cultural practice.

It’s gonna be a hoot of a political hootenanny and you’re invited! Everyone is invited!

However, there is limited space at the venue so to help us abide by fire codes répondez s'il vous plait.

As there’s also limited space for radfem overnighters, let us know if you need inexpensive bunking.

Most importantly, seed donations offered RIGHT NOW would help the organizers so very much with paying for the venue, food, lodging, and travel costs. We're frightfully frugal folks and we promise that your donation will be stretched further than any donor dollars you have ever donated before.

http://www.gofundme.com/6le6u0

Thanks for any help you can offer and hope to see you in May.

Samantha Berg & Rachel Ivey
"Your orgasm can no longer dictate my oppression"

Trisha Baptie
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Re: Radfems Respond conference Portland, OR May 24, 2014

Postby citywood » Fri May 23, 2014 10:39 pm

Good luck this weekend! Hope it goes well. :flower:
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Re: Radfems Respond conference Portland, OR May 24, 2014

Postby sam » Tue May 27, 2014 10:02 am

It was a success, it was well attended and everyone who was slated to speak said their piece, plus no one was hurt despite threats.

Many women were frightened, though, and a few registered women who are survivors of male violence decided not to attend. Kathleen Barry had a moment where she pointed to empty chairs and decried the missing women who wanted to be there but were made too afraid to come.

After seeing off my out-of-town guest and taking a breath I plan to write something more substantial.
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Re: Radfems Respond conference Portland, OR May 24, 2014

Postby citywood » Sat May 31, 2014 10:14 pm

Thanks for updating us. So were most people there open to radical feminism (if not already radfem)? It's upsetting that women were too scared to go. I wonder why Toronto had all the protesters that actually came out and it seems Portland and other events they didn't or there was less of it - have any of you talked about that?
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Re: Radfems Respond conference Portland, OR May 24, 2014

Postby sam » Wed Jun 04, 2014 5:51 pm

Radical feminists and Deep Green Resistance activists made up the bulk of the audience. Toronto's sex industry lobbyists are more centralized and financially backed than they are in Portland's over-saturated, libertarian sex industry is my guess. In Toronto, industry front Maggies did the main counter organizing.

Here's my article on how things went down.

"The City of Roses shall no longer tolerate feminism"
http://johnstompers.com/2014/05/the-cit ... -feminism/
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