Personal Politics

The Theory

Spivak – Can the Subaltern Speak? (Strategic Essentialism)

Beauvoir – The Second Sex (Situationist critique of marriage)

Nancy Chodorow – The Reproduction of Mothering (Learnt sexual power difference in childhood)

Main Ideas

  • Sex critical reproduction
  • Consent culture – mens survivor zine proposal
  • Essentialism vs Climates of oppression and symbolic learnt sexual difference

My Documents

Subversive masculinity

Unpicking history of trauma, relationship experiments and hope

survivor material for self-identifying men; lists, comment and zine proposal?

Unreleased – ask me to see if your interested or want to collaborate

  • Safe space relationship communication
  • Sex critical ideas keeping a reign on bad faith
  • Labels do not define you
  • Political queer

Reading / Research

Sex Positive

Sex Critical

Against uncritical liberation of desire (privileged hedonistic lifestyles)

Against Essentialism

Sex Militant

Survivor Support

Affirmative consent

Trauma and Recovery

Burnout and self-care

Personals

  • Freddy Stories, by Lynda Barry
  • When Things Fall Apart, by Pema Chodron
  • Punk vs Sexism and Rape from Profane Existance
  • The Courage to Heal, The Courage to Heal Workbook, Allies in Healing.
  • The Sexual Healing Journey: A Guide for Survivors of Sexual Abuse, by Wendy Maltz.
  • Invisible Girls: the Truth About Sexual Abuse. A Book For Teen Girls, Young Women, and Everyone Who Cares About Them, by Dr. Patti Feuereisen http://www.girlthrive.com, by Seal Press
  • The Survivor’s Guide to Sex: How to Have an Empowered Sex Life After Child Sexual Abuse, by Staci Haines
  • She Who Was Lost is Remembered: Healing from Incest Through Creativity, ed Louise M. Wisechild.
  • Sexual Harassment: Women Speak Out, ed Sumrall and Taylor.
  • Brutal from Slug and Lettuce.
  • Brainscan 21
  • Mend My Dress #1
  • ask; from the mouthes of wolves

For people called out for violent or abusive behaviour

Identity specific Issues

Women

Street Harassment

Men

Race and Colonialism

  • The Autobiography of My Mother by Jamaica Kincaid
  • Whiteness and Trauma: The Mother-Daughter Knot in the Fiction of Jean Rhys; Jamaica Kincaid and Toni Morrison
  • Dirty open secret of master slave relationships in Burma
  • I Will Survive: The African-American Guide to Healing from Sexual Assault and Abuse, by Lori Robinson.

Sexuality

  • Heterosexuality a Feminism and Psychology reader

Mental Health

Sex worker rights

Community Empowerment

Accountability Processes

For Allies and Men doing work against gender violence

Workshops and trainings

Community accountability, anti-oppression, intersectionality and allyship: Resources for counsellors, agencies and the interface between community accountability and services.

 

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