I still have them, of you, and they’re still divine.
— (via anarchadelphia)
i heard that if you want to give a talk or facillitate an event or mediate a bouncey castle at this thing you can literally just do it because it’s fuck*ng *n*rchy
but if you want to “meet” “organizers” and make “decisions” you can contact email@example.com and they can point you in the right direction. they’re also doing freer tabling, where there’s no fee to reserve a table but at the end they skim 10% off the top.
i also heard that if you are one of the first 100 ppl to email, they’ll provide you with a free backpatch that reads “I intended to discuss organizing the philly @ bookfair” with a picture of Norman Chomsky looking down his nose at you
oh my goodness! neato! I see posts about these in other cities all the time. I’m stoked there’s gonna be one that I can go to.
Tbh though the whole anarchist scene in Philly is a hot mess, just totally immobilized with hypocrites, anti-trans mysoginists and creeps. They talk a big game but yeah no one who’s truly rad or radical need bother. Feminist zine fest is on June 28th!
ps James generic is a rapist.
And consigned. James Generic is a fucking rapist and The Wooden Shoe is not a safe space so long as he is involved.
Also cosigned. The radical/anarchist scene in Philly is just an excuse for disgusting cis white men to get drunk and try to fuck younger/impressionable women and shit all over them when they don’t fall in line. Shit is TEEMING with misogynists, transphobes, and racists in places of power and importance.
James has also stalked people in the community, let’s not forget that…
i’m not interested in defending the philly anarchist milieu, or being an apologist for a stalker and rapist. i currently find myself in the position of organizing this anarchist bookfair with james generic (among others), and have just now found out that he is an abuser. i’m willing to toss this project aside and put it on blast as a rape apologist project if necessary.
i’m interested in conversations (in person, here on tumblr, via email, telephone, however) with anyone that feels comfortable sharing any information about james’ history of abuse and/or wishes, requests or demands of survivors. i don’t know much about it beside what’s been said above (which isn’t to say the above isn’t valid on it’s own btw) and i’d like to use any relevant information to discuss with other bookfair organizers what to do about the bookfair and james’ involvement in the organizing. i want to move toward creating a safer space if i participate in moving forward with the bookfair at all.
i don’t want to downplay or skirt around the trauma that likely exists as a result of abuse, and do not want to pressure anyone to revisit moments of the past they don’t want to for the sake of calling someone out or organizing an event. i will bring this up (both with james and the bookfair organizers) regardless of whether people come to me with additional information, so no pressure. i’m not about being a white knight, supporting survivors is important, but i have no intention of speaking for or over survivors. of course anything that should be kept private or secret regarding survivors will be.
fuckin furious that in the time I volunteered at the Wooden Shoe, no one mentioned this to me, keeping secrets about shit that should be wide open, so not cool
I staff at the Shoe, and these allegations have caught all of us by surprise; I don’t know anything about any secrets.
Its been decided among present collective members that the person in question will not be permitted on the premises until the Wooden Shoe collective has answers.
I have a .pdf of our sexual assault policy if anyone wants it. We are taking these developments very seriously. The Wooden Shoe will always be the community’s, not one person.
this is lifted from our policy, which probably was last updated before I was ever involved:
"If someone is called out for sexual assault and is not actively taking steps to be accountable for their actions, they can not continue to be involved in the collective* until the collective verifies that they are taking the appropriate steps."
please keep this conversation going, as nila has encouraged. the shoe itself is planning a meeting on Wednesday which is open to anyone for anyone’s comment, except the individual purported to be a perpetrator of abuse, who again, is not welcome at the Shoe.
A feminism comic I did for my uni’s newspaper. I wish I had a bit more time to work on it, but I’m pleased with how it came out considering the tight deadline!
Tywin Lannister, Lord of Casterly Rock, Shield of Lannisport, Warden of the West, and Hand of the King.
An AMAZING display of solidarity from Atlanta, New York, DC, Philly, London and back to Nigeria. Men, women and children showed up in their Gele’s (headwraps) for rallies and protests today in an effort to push for more coverage and aid in finding the abducted Nigerian girls. #BringBackOurGirls
(These photos are not mine, they are photos from the twitter. Please feel free to tag anyone you may know that is in these pics)
The kidnapping of all these girls in Nigeria is horrifying, and the lack of news coverage about it in America is appalling.
The link between class & race and how racial resentment has been used to divide the middle and working class in the U.S (via culturedecay)
I wonder if I’ll ever live in a world where this narrative isn’t always so pervasive.