You are invited to our monthly meeting for July!
We will be discussing body image and beauty.
Well here we go again everyone, I am so sick of blokes just going on about their trifling man paraphernalia and never letting me get a word in edgeways. Can’t they keep all their pointless dude-hobbies to themselves instead of gossiping about that shit all day like old men? God! Like WTF?! This is the kind of crap I’m talking about:Read the rest of this entry »
O-M-to-the-G everyone I am so sick of men. I mean, God! All they do is pointless guy stuff all day in guy world and natter about trivial shit that’s not even important and their stupid jobs. I can’t even stand it anymore you know? It’s like, hey- all this man crap you keep going on about is really boring and no one cares. It’s especially annoying when I’m trying to watch sports and my boyfriend is sitting there on the sofa going on about some rubbish he read in a magazine full of dresses. Like this kind of shit:
Action Planning, Monday 16th July, 19.30
This is a meeting to make some plans for feminist activism. It’s a chance to discuss the issues that we care about, and work out some coordinated responses.
So far suggestions include:
-Protest against the sexist ‘New Love’ T-shirt range at Topman
-Responses to ‘The Haven’ Crisis pregnancy centre (and relatedly SPUC)
-Fundraising for Cambridge Women’s Resources Centre/Cambridge Rape Crisis
-Awareness raising for FAC
These aren’t set in stone – the point of the meeting is to see what people want to do, and get people in touch to co-operate. Even if you can’t make the meeting, please leave a comment here or get in touch directly with me if you have any ideas. That includes if you’re angry about something and don’t know how to respond, or if you don’t currently have the time/energy/spoons for activism but want something to be done. Hopefully together we’ll be able to achieve things!
The venue is The Bath House, on the corner of Gwydir Street and Mill Road, which is accessible.
This post is a review of two free ebooks: “Occupy Theory” by Michael Albert and Mandisi Majavu (PDF), and “Occupy Vision” by Michael Albert and Mark Evans (PDF). As the names suggest, these books are being put forward as a potential unifying ideology for the Occupy movement, and for the anti-capitalist movement more generally. The ideas in these books also form an ideological basis for the International Organisation for a Participatory Society (IOPS).
A key figure in all this is Michael Albert, an academic and lifelong activist who co-authored both books. In the dedication to “Occupy Theory”, it’s made clear that the ideas in this book are being put forward as a potential unifying ideology for both the IOPS, and for the Occupy movement itself.