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Feminist Futures Conference Melbourne 28th-29th May 2011

Discussion in 'Australasia' started by audryagitprop, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. audryagitprop

    audryagitpropMember New Member


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    Anyone going to this?

    The conference page, for more info, is here: http://www.mfc.org.au/conference.html
    Feel free to drop past facebook page/event here: http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?ei ... 6844001769


    I'm really pissed about the organising collective's choice of panelists. Some really fucked up, anti-sex work, anti-trans* and even anti-abortion, speakers in there including, but not excluded to:

    * Sheila Jeffreys: Aggressively anti-sex work (sex work is rape), anti-trans* (trans reproduces oppressive gender roles, is false consciousness and reassignment surgery is mutilation), sadomashochism is male supremacist. Also has written that dildos are evil, penetrative sex is evil, and other bizarre bullshit. Sheila has a big voice and basically practices hate speech towards trans* and sex workers.

    * Melinda Tankard Reist: Views abortion as part of the oppression of womyn. Supported the ban on the RU486 abortion drug. Is also vehemently anti-sex work and anti-porn.

    * Kathleen Maltzan: Greens Candidate for Richmond Victoria. Those of you in Victoria might be familiar with her. She is anti-sex work and also famous as a (extremely ill-informed) anti-trafficking campaigner. Kathleen was subject to a viral campaign by many Aussies last year around election time as a result of her history of anti-sex feminism and anti-sexwork politics. The primary aim of the campaign was to "encourage" the Greens to never run anti-sex work campaigners as candidates.

    The choice of panelists has created a space that is not safe or inclusive.

    Hoping that i can make it down from Sodomcity, and hoping to see a strong anarchopunk, riotgrrl, fempunk, queerpunk, whore (sex worker), ISGD (Intersex, Sex & Gender Diverse) presence.
     

  2. punkmar77

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    Go get 'em Audrey, those panelists sound really fucked up and confused.... :ecouteurs:
     
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    here Jeffreys states that transgenderism is a violation of Human Rights:

    sauce
     
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  5. audryagitprop

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    "The act which men commonly perform on prostituted women is penis-in-vagina sexual intercourse. There is nothing "natural" about that act." ~ Sheila Jeffreys ('The Idea Of Prostitution, 1997, Spinifex Press, p226)

    THIS IS THE SHIT I AM FACED WITH! YOU CAN GO FUCK YOURSELF SHEILA (in the most non-violent, non-oppressive way you can think of with that stupid bigoted steaming turd you call your brain).

    :@ :@ :@

    DAMN I HATE THIS WOMYN!!
     
  6. vAsSiLy77

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    i honestly tried to finish this book, and "lesbian heresy" too - but i had to give up both... it's impossible to stand her braindead desperate collection of simple black-and-white constructs until the bloody end.
    too bad that she became a bestseller and won't stop screetching from her privileged corner of some university
    i think she got a professorship somewhere?!

    PLEASE... bury her under a pink mountain of cream pie - sheila ain't my sister
     
  7. audryagitprop

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    Attention Melbournites! Am looking for some accommodation (couches, floors, squats, etc) for my poor self to crash during the week of the Feminist Futures Conference. I'll be doing shit all week bouncing around with colleagues at another conference (http://www.ischs.org.au/Default.aspx?tabid=464) amongst other things.

    I'm arriving Wednesday 25th and heading back to Sydney on Monday 30th.

    I will be very busy all week with meetings, activism, etc.

    Any and all help very fuckin appreciated! Negotiations welcome, will pay in sexual services, conversation, household chores, etc!

    Drop me a pm on here for my email addy and phone, etc
     
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    Melbourne University, the most 'reputable' one round these here parts.

    you shan't have too many difficulties finding accommodation with that sorta offer methinks... unfortunately my house is kinda no-go for 'random' ppl crashing here atm (for a variety of reasons), sorry.
     
  9. vAsSiLy77

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    Sumfink interesting from the Ukraine:
    'We Want a Real Women's Revolution'
    http://www.spiegel.de/international/eur ... 97,00.html
     
  10. audryagitprop

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    That group from the Ukraine is highly problematic. I can understand campaigning against sexism, objectification and sex tourism, but campaigning against sex work only gives government excuses to criminalise the lives of working people even more. Sex work is not by its nature exploitative.
     
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    [/quote]
    you shan't have too many difficulties finding accommodation with that sorta offer methinks... unfortunately my house is kinda no-go for 'random' ppl crashing here atm (for a variety of reasons), sorry.[/quote]

    any suggestions? know of any organised squats, collectives, etc that I could approach?

    Audz
     
  12. vAsSiLy77

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    Thanks for the reply, I started only very recently to research the femen after we had to support two ukrainian women lured into "betrothment" with "easy going guys" in germ-oney, just to be "used" until the tourist visa expired...
    the local authorities weren't that amused to be forced to issue residence permits for the two victims.
    Agreed, but it seems like that the sexual exploitation in the Ukraine is going to be as worse as it is in the traditional hot spots like Thailand or the Philippines.
     
  13. butcher

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    just saw this on teh farcebookz:
    http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=128273760582318
     
  14. butcher

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    apparently there is to be a 'Slutwalk' on the same Saturday as the conference (28/5).

    Meanwhilez, an internet/media shitstorm inre: the pros/cons of 'Slutwalks' ensues...


    apologies for my tardiness, short answer: no. But maybe hit up Loophole
     
  15. audryagitprop

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    Sheila Jeffreys and Melinda Tankard Reist are no longer speaking! (WIN)

    My mate Elena Jeffreys, president of Scarlet Alliance, is speaking. (WIN)

    Someone (not sure who) from Still Fierce, is speaking. (WIN)

    There IS to be a slutwalk on the saturday in melbum. There are also slutwalks happening in every major city in the cuntry now!

    this punk whore is one of the founding members of the sydney slutwalk and, as such, there will be more on this soon!


    Audz