[Breakingthesilence] about kevin's proposals an dabout the questionnaire

kevin at eyfa.org kevin at eyfa.org
Sam 3 Avr 21:24:59 CEST 2004

hello again,

ok, this is my proposal for changing the question:

a) what do you think/feel about people/groups/classes taking the time
to meet specifically amongst themselves as a tool to fight against
domination or oppression by others. (for example, as “women only”
discussions/working/support groups/spaces but also in the context of
immigrants/”ethnic” minorities in racist society/working class
people in a capitalist society/disabled people/
gays and lesbians etc.) ?

b) what do you think about men taking the time to meet amongst
themselves as a way of stimulating reflection and action about the way
that men can (consciously or unconsciously) dominate or oppress women and
try to develop constructive strategies in working against oppressive
masculine behaviours and the restrictive nature of socially imposed gender

about the othe other part of nico's proposal....

I will whack out the "how can i be sexist when i am an anarchist" text
onto the process list...... which i think is a good start, but what i
think we really need is something that also specifically addresses the
issue of "women only" spaces. I will have a look for somethign and ask
around... but if anyone else has any ideas........

besos y'all

> ola !
> 1) about kev's messages, as I said there was a need and demand from people
> involved with the belgrade preparation process that those who are involved
> with anti-patriarchal projects send textes on the pga process list so that
> other people can get a better picture and understanding of what we mean by
> gender issue, antipatriarchy and also about what single-spaces can bring
> to
> those struggles and struggles of oppressed people in general..
> One of the few positive things resulting from the october meeting blockage
> was that it was said a debate was needed on the pga-process-list (which
> unfortunately didn't happen but really should before the april meeting)
> So I think that, as it might be one of the good way to make thoughts and
> problems evolve we have to propose contents, theories and thoughts.
> So I think we can discuss texts ( the one kevin proposed and hopefully
> others) on this breakingthesilence list but that we should also really
> send
> quicly texts on the process list before the april meeting (knowing it's
> the
> last preparatory meeting as far as I know and that if gender issues are
> still not taken more into account than that and single spaces still
> blocked,
> I can assume that people including me will just quit the conference
> process)
> and not be too afraid of filling people's email box (there's not so much
> going on this list and on the process list and once again people asked for
> it).
> It also think it would be really good if these texts come and are sent by
> various people, just to show that it's not only three people who think
> it's
> important issues.
> 2) about the questionnaire inga called me yesterday has she didn't have
> time
> to send an e-mail and asked for a reformulation of the question 9.
> So i'm goig to try if I understood well what she meant before we send it
> to
> the process list.
> That might a really bad english with not reall accurate words so correct
> me...
> 9)
> a) what do you think/feel about people/groups/classes taking times
> and spaces to meet specifically between themselves as a tool to fight
> against
> domination/oppression from others. (as women only
> discussions/working/support groups/spaces but the same question could go
> for
> immigrants / people of color in a white racist society / working class
> people in a capitalist society/ disabled people /
> gays and lesbians...) ?
> b) what do you think about men taking specific times and spaces to meet
> between
> themselves as a tool for them to think and act about the way they can
> dominate women and try work about (against) oppressive masculine
> behaviours
> and their own gender constructions.
> Ok, I think inga meant changing this question or making it more precise in
> this kind of way.
> bisous / nicolu
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