We cannot seem to remember the names of the Indigenous women at the centre of the stories, if we even remember these events or their outcomes at all.
This amnesia and denial cannot be allowed to stand. If anyone cannot see that this is an immediate problem that must be confronted – especially by those of us who are most responsible, the Settler men whose culture of colonial gender violence is our most profound legacy – then we simply are not on the same side."
I use the phrase “mainstream feminism” a lot, especially when I interrogate everything from the lack of intersectional thinking and perspectives (this has a long history) to the presence of silencing, abuse and preservation of White supremacy (and at times patriarchy itself; how…
"The tools: i.e. Feminism that is intersectional. Womanism. Theism or atheism with a commitment to justice. Queer theory. Humanism. Critical race/gender theory. Lived experience recognized as epistemologically valuable.
The process: i.e. As I always say/write, how we embody the oppressor within is where all feminist work begins. Challenging self. Daily. Regularly. Checking privilege. Critical reflection. Intersectional thinking. Deconstruction. Acts of service. Support. Speaking up but also listening. Recognizing the gravity of history and accountability. Growth.
The goal to reach: Justice. Change. Wellness. Wholeness. Community. Empowerment. Choices with access and context. And end to domination. Revolution over revision. All liberation everything. Love.”
I work for a wicked campus radio station called CJSW 90.9FM. We’re a community-focused station and we do our damndest to program awesome, varied independent music. Lots of our hosts and DJs have gone on to the CBC, (and people from the CBC have applied for positions here) and our studios have been graced with such neatos as David Suzuki, Chris Hadfield, Martin Freeman, as well as pretty much aaaalll of your favourite Canadian indie bands.
We’re currently in the midst of a U of C Student’s Union election campaign - we’re asking students for $1 more to their student fees, so we can add a Web Director to our staff - we want to make all of our programs available via podcast, and offer web development training to students.
SHITTY THING IS some people don’t like cool things like radio stations that play independent music and are running a “NO” campaign against us, and generally being super brats about it - trolling our posters, downvoting our reddit stuff, spreading misinformation n such.
Most of you guys don’t live in Calgary but some of you use Reddit - if anyone would like to show minimal support for our station (and help our campaign gal feel awesome, because holy smokes she’s working hard), you could TOTALLY upvote our ask anything post.
That’s all. Thanks buddies.