[Breakingthesilence] men only space> men's space
martin at laurentides.net
Ven 10 Déc 21:02:15 CET 2004
> men only space 2. there was some debate about having a men's only space
> (perhaps familiar to the pga one this summer but it never got out of hand
> because it was a smaller group of people) the decision was that this was
> because at least there was men talking about the issues. some of us
> not to take a hard ideological line about this ("men aren't oppressed, so
> why do you want a men only space, bla bla bla") but the titles did get
> changed to men's space, women's space, and transgender space. The "only"
> bit was dropped. that worked out alright although i think a few of the men
> who advocated for a men's space without women (the reasoning being that
> wouldn't say anything they really felt if women were there) were a bit
> shocked that so many anarchist men didn't think sexism was happening in
Actually, no anarchist is cheeky enough to claim White space for discussions
where Whites could comfortably say stuff they wouldn't dare say in
ethnically-mixed company, because we understand - after centuries of
anti-racist struggles by non-Whites - that such space fosters racism rather
than confronts it.
But the thought experiment that men could be *oppressed* as men remains
credible to this day, justifying "safe space" for men to dump on non-men...
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