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anarchism, meet 21st century feminism in the land of the free (draft one)

November 30, 2013

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As usual, this is a very rough draft, and because of my noobs status in understanding anarchism i feel very uncertain and nervous putting this out there. (What if i have it all wrong omgggggggg) so be gentle, but as ever criticism, questions, insights, and ideas are ALWAYS welcome.  It is only together that we […]

a few words on the importance of interpersonal revolutionary work

October 28, 2013

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Today and yesterday I have been reminded of the harm that can come when we are working in groups to create a better world, yet perpetuate injustice interpersonally. Far too many cases of sexual assault, racism, cissexism, ableism, and other forms of marginalization happen in ‘revolutionary’ circles. We are products of the systems which we […]

Thesis Intro –

October 14, 2013

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This needs minor adjustments and fact-checking… asterisks mark the spots, as well as some more clear definitions and expansions towards the end… where I talk about what my paper is ACTUALLY going to be about.  But here is the next step on my journey.     All men recognize the right of revolution; that is, […]

Dream Chasing!

October 4, 2013

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This website (bitcheswork) was launched today *cue applause* by an amazing lady I know .  It’s incredibly kick ass and deserves a lot of attention… and not that I have a plethora of followers, but I figured the least I could do was shamelessly promote it in any way I can! So check it out, […]

Taxes, Transparency, and the Fall of the Empire

August 30, 2013

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bear with me here…. I heard about Snowden’s latest leak and its relation to black budget spending.  And let me just say one thing…  if media discussion of surveillance leans towards the “useless” argument, run.  Because to me, it seems like it is working EXACTLY how it is supposed to.  It’s not for foreign spying, […]

Gem of the (yester)day: Step 1 of revolutionary praxis – don’t be a jerk

August 15, 2013

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” the first unwritten rule of anarchy is ‘don’t be a douchebag’ All of the fancy theories, all of the discussions about tactics and support and building a new world by tearing down the old and what not all comes down to the fact that in this world people are often douchebags… To one another […]

Liberation Stagnation

August 1, 2013

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Today my partner and I were discussing the declining state of affairs in the world, specifically here in the US (a conversation prompted by this “Pressure Cooker and Backpacks” news story and the ever-evolving NSA spying catastrophe).  Exasperated, he said “things have to get better… eventually.. right?” I think that’s a feeling most people understand.  But in […]

Hello, my friend, hello. It’s good to need you so…

July 27, 2013

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I’ve been very MIA on here.  Very stop … go … stop …  go …  stop…….. Perhaps I will get around to eloquently describing the experiences this year has brought so far and the new queer ways I am viewing the world and myself.  Spark-notes version: A lot of personal growth and transformation.  A lot […]

A love note

November 9, 2012

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To my progressives, liberals, radicals, and people seeking change, a love note: Why must we continue to look to other people/groups to make the changes we want to see happen? We look to our political party, or campaigns with people to “champion” issues we find important, or Nonprofits dedicated to social justice.  All of these […]

“progressive” party alignments, the “womens movement” and how it breaks my heart

November 6, 2012

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 “‘All voting,’ says Thoreau, ‘is a sort of gaming, like checkers, or backgammon, a playing with right and wrong; its obligation never exceeds that of expediency.  Even voting for the right thing is doing nothing for it.  A wise man will not leave the right to the mercy of chance, nor wish it to prevail […]