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Feminists have slowly shifted power. There’s no going back | Rebecca Solnit | Opinion | The Guardian

An #MeToo march in Hollywood, California in November 2017. Photograph: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images

The #TimesUp and #MeToo movements are a revolution that could not have taken place without decades of quiet, painstaking groundwork, writes author and columnist Rebecca Solnit.

Source: Feminists have slowly shifted power. There’s no going back | Rebecca Solnit | Opinion | The Guardian


Hillary Clinton Ignited a Feminist Movement. By Losing. – The New York Times

Throughout her career, many women would view Mrs. Clinton as an imperfect vessel for the feminist cause. She was a Yale-educated lawyer who at the height of the 1970s women’s movement moved to Arkansas to put her own ambitions on hold in furtherance of her husband’s career. A refrain I’d often hear from voters on the 2016 campaign trail was that they were happy to vote for a woman, just not “that woman.”

But the roiling, messy, often painful progress made since Mr. Trump took office has recast Mrs. Clinton, who recently topped Gallup’s poll of most admired women. Her career brings to light the truth that there is no perfect vessel, that sooner or later, the harder we strive, the higher we climb, we all become that woman.

The Mobilisation to Save The Feminist Library in Paris has Been Successful! On Feminism, Archives And Dreams by Ilana Eloit


The Mobilisation to Save The Feminist Library in Paris | Engenderings


the glorious women of the Paris Commune claiming in 1871:

We are simple women, but we are not made of a less important stuff than our ancestors from 1793. Let’s not have their shadows blush with embarrassment in front of us, but let’s stand up and act like they would if they were still alive. We have duties to accomplish. If we have to, we will struggle with bravery with the best of them and we will defend the barricades. Women of Paris, forward!

Trinh T Minh-ha, Filmmaker

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Trinh T Minh-ha, Sur Name Viet Given Name Nam, 1989

Trinh T Minh-ha

Against the Couple-Form | LIES Journal


“In this pathetic, stillborn world, we do have feelings. Sometimes we look at someone and think we are in love with them. We must crush the illusion that romance is or will be an avenue for liberation. We must divest from romantic relationships as means through which we might access a better world than this one. In realizing that their economies and conventions are part and parcel of the continuing soft disaster of our lives, we will leave behind all hitherto existing couples. New and perhaps unknown forms of feminist organizing present the only possible frontier for love.


Make love. Anything can be sex. The body is rich and varied in its parts and sensations. So many ecstasies have yet to be felt. Get away from the genital organisation of ‘sexuality.’


Construct autonomous feminist spaces where women produce their own action and discourse. Banish the mediation by men of relationships between women. Prevent a single relationship from alienating oneself from the processes that contribute to liberation and the abolition of capitalism and patriarchy. Let no single bond stand in the way of friendship, organizing, and advancing the interests of the class.

Against the Couple-Form


Source: Against the Couple-Form | LIES Journal

Muriel Rukeyser 101 by Benjamin Voigt | Poetry Foundation

Muriel Rukeyser. Photograph by Imogen Cunningham, 1945.

Tracing the remarkable work of a feminist pioneer

Source: Muriel Rukeyser 101 by Benjamin Voigt | Poetry Foundation