Don’t Call Yourself a Revolutionary…

absolutely.
death to patriarchy in speech, structure, form, and thought!

Shades of Silence

By Infinite Venom

Don’t Call Yourself a Revolutionary…

A Dispatch from Seattle

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Don’t call yourself a revolutionary if you respond to allegations of sexual misconduct within your group with denial, character assassination, apologia for patriarchy, jokes that uphold rape culture, or any other infantile behavior that demeans the seriousness of such allegations.  No, your group identity is not more important than confronting patriarchy.  No, your group identity is not more important than honoring and respecting those who have put time and effort into the work.  No, your group identity doesn’t mean shit if you are replicating systems of oppression by refusing to acknowledge the tensions and dysfunction that a patriarchal hierarchy has created.  You are counter-revolutionary.

Don’t call yourself a revolutionary if doing the work around confronting sexual assault and patriarchy is not considered worthy of time and effort, yet you can put massive numbers of hours into planning other…

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