SACHA Broadcast — Feminist Links & Hijinks No. 15

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Ah, back to the concrete jungle and the omnipresent buzz of computer fans and fluorescent lights. My time off was great — thanks for asking — but too darn short! …Nothin’ a little feminist-ramblin’ won’t fix, right? 😉

Some thoughts on the role of “the stay-at-home Mom”:

Yes, my wife is JUST a mother. JUST. She JUST brings forth life into the universe, and she JUST shapes and molds and raises those lives. She JUST manages, directs and maintains the workings of the household, while caring for children who JUST rely on her for everything. She JUST teaches our twins how to be human beings, and, as they grow, she will JUST train them in all things, from morals, to manners, to the ABC’s, to hygiene, etc. She is JUST my spiritual foundation and the rock on which our family is built. She is JUST everything to everyone. And society would JUST fall apart at the seams if she, and her fellow moms, failed in any of the tasks I outlined.

Yes, she is just a mother. Which is sort of like looking at the sky and saying, “hey, it’s justthe sun.”

— “You’re a stay-at-home mom? What do you DO all day?”
by Matt Walsh on his blog.

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An extremely inspiring critique of the Cliteracy Project:

“Freedom in society can be measured by distribution of orgasms,” reads another slogan of Wallace’s Cliteracy project — a statement that seems almost painfully ludicrous when we consider the millions of women worldwide whose freedoms, sexual and otherwise, are devastated on a daily basis by state violence, environmental degradation, poverty, racism, and the wide variety of other hardships women must tackle in the contemporary world, in addition to a lack of sexual gratification. Women’s sexual empowerment is not an issue which can be separated from broader struggles for gender justice, and in order to support its realization, we must fight collectively for serious social and political change with the same passion and uncompromising desire we bring to our bedrooms.

“Why “Sex-Positive” Feminism Is Negative For Me” by Kelly Rose Pflug- Back whose blog you really should read, here.

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We don’t know if you have been following the news story of a HSR [Hamilton Street Railway — Hamilton’s public transportation provider] employee who was fired for sexual harassment then hired with glowing references to Guelph Transit, so we thought that a round up of news articles was in order… HSR Sexual Harassment Round Up.

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Oh, and if you plan to speak out during a public action or demonstration of your dissent, you might want to check this sad story out:

You can still protest outside city hall, but expect to pay for the privilege. The Campaign for Adequate Welfare and Disability Benefits (CAWDB), a group representing the lowest income people in Hamilton, has been told it must have liability insurance to hold a rally in the forecourt of Hamilton’s civic centre. Similar rules appear to apply to the use of roads, sidewalks, parks and other city-owned areas.

— Pay to Protest from CATCH (Citizens at City Hall)

…So much for public space, huh? Be assured organized resistance to this nonsense is already in the works!

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Remember TLC? Sure y’do! There’s a biopic on it’s way!! Check on the BitchMedia piece for more: TLC’s “No Scrubs” Helped Make Me a Feminist.

— Compiled by Amelia

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