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(en) France, Alternative Libertaire AL #280 - Harassment: We woke up the patriarchs (fr, it, pt) [machine translation]
Thu, 8 Mar 2018 08:48:41 +0200
Under the leaden asphyxiated lead of the capitalist order, its bulldozers destroying
social conquests and organized solidarity, in the union sluggishness, the word of women
emerges as a volcanic irruption that puts pleasure in rage. ---- There were years of
struggle but with so little space, that one could have gotten used to the depressed
system. The patriarchs had donned their slippers. They had lost the privilege of the right
to vote, abandoned abortion and even equality of rights and felt calm, everything was in
order: the few hysterical, resilient bitches were always cleaning up. No one, from the
husband to the boss, from the comrade to the colleague, feared the women: they raped, they
exploited, they laughed, they denied, according to. And yet ! It was enough of a match to
set the sheets on fire, the claim boils where it was called domesticated.
99 years ago, Rosa Luxemburg was murdered in Berlin by the men of the order: her last
words remind us that it is also the reaction that unfolds the red carpet of the fight.
Because the reactionaries never fail to respond, " revolutionary fights are the opposite
of parliamentary struggles.[...]the revolutions have brought only defeats so far, but
these inevitable failures are precisely the repeated guarantee of the final victory. " As
such, the reaction expressed valètes in Le Monde January 10 is exemplary, it shows the
revolutionary nature of women's speech and the fear it inspires.
Two titles. One for online buzz: " We defend a freedom to annoy, indispensable to sexual
freedom " ; one for the paper: " Women free another word " To importunate, as to
transgress ? To liberate, as to emancipate ? Joke, bad faith or rhetoric because all this
oversees the order of the old world. The authors are obviously anti-feminists. Folles du
Roy, they watch the patriarchal feudalism so that, above all, nothing changes. They have
made a place in the sun at the price of allegiance to men, they defend by act of
submission and fight for their right to abuse. Like all valets, they have an interest in
flattering the powerful - and inequality statistics indicate that it increases with class
hierarchy. This is incompatible with solidarity: asserting submission involves rivalry
with other women and feminism.
In this fight, all the old weapons serve.
The words of the assaulted women are disqualified, the facts, minimized: " insistent
dredge is not a crime ", " they were only wrong to touch a knee ". The hackneyed argument
of victimization runs in a loop: to denounce and possibly to legislate is puritanism, it "
enchains women to a status of eternal victims, poor little things ". The basics of the
right are in the spotlight: nature grounds inequalities, so there is nothing to do. " The
sexual drive is by nature offensive and savage ." The drive of the male, of course. By
nature offensive, it justifies the freedom to attack - sorry, " to annoy ", and obliges to
charity with the rubbers of the subway poor wretches in sexual misery. And stupid of the
Apocalypse, the war of the sexes ! Not that of men who strike and kill millions of women
every year, lock them into poverty and domestic activities and jobs, in fear of night
outings. But the one that thwarts men's obsession with harassing, possessing, dominating
and exploiting them.
What is left to women ? The freedom to say no ...
We see you from here the naughty, singing a slogan of November 25: " No, it's no ! Next
time, it will be three shots of cutter in your cock, asshole ! ". Ah ! Put away your
blade, girl ! On the right, the sexual freedom (of the women) is the adaptation since it
is necessary to raise the girls so that they are sufficiently informed (risks ?) and
conscious to be able to live their lives without being intimidated or guilty (when they
will, of course, be bothered). Freedom is therefore the withdrawal of survival: We are not
reducible to our bodies. Our inner freedom is inviolable ... and does not go without risks
and responsibilities. They go far, women of the right in abnegation and in the terrible
injunction they impose on others: my body, your body, we do not care, it is made to cash.
The freedom of men, it is total, no one envisages to raise the boys not to annoy.
The reaction of the bourgeoisie of the world reveals the fundamentally revolutionary
character of the speech and through the scarecrows we see the flickering of the system.
Because sexual violence is the fear that is the keystone of the patriarchal, capitalist
order. Violence, harassment at touching, rape and murder, and wage inequalities,
employment, are not independent of each other: they all make the system. This is because
it is possible to rape a woman, that can be paid 25% cheaper. " Justice " keeps the
temple: " You have to complain This is the appropriate tangent to clear all the culprits.
Because most complaints die: in 2017 in France, out of more than 60,000 rapes, 46 were
sentenced. The prescription is 3 and 10 years for touching and rape prior to March 2017, 6
and 20 years since. The requalifications of the crimes in crimes or non-place, finish the
undermining. Like society, justice accepts violence. Calling him, instead of supporting
the women victims, relegates them to the invisible solitude of the room of the not-lost.
On the contrary, autonomous speech connects us. The wave of denunciations of sexual
violence tells harassed or abused women that they are members of a group that includes ...
all women. It also opens the eyes of men who would have been distracted enough to have
seen nothing. And because it reaches the heart of the system, it carries a hope that one
believed dead everywhere else. Could women be at the side of other " dominated ", victims
of racism, migrant, especially since they are proletarians and have everything to gain,
the women revolutionaries that we want ?
Christine (AL Sarthe) and Valérie (AL Paris Nord-Est)
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