"Often emphasis on identity and lifestyle is appealing because it creates a false sense that one is engaged in praxis. However, praxis within any political movement that aims to have a radical transformative impact on society cannot be solely focused on creating spaces wherein would-be radicals experience safety and support. Feminist movement to end sexist oppression actively engages participants in revolutionary struggle. Struggle is rarely safe or pleasurable. Focusing on feminism as political commitment, we resist the emphasis on individual identity and lifestyle. (This should not be confused with the very real need to unite theory and practice.) Such resistance engages us in revolutionary praxis. The ethics of Western society informed by imperialism and capitalism are personal rather than social. They teach us that the individual good is more important than the collective good, and consequently that individual change is of greater signiﬁcance than collective change. This particular form of cultural imperialism has been reproduced in feminist movement in the form of individual women equating the fact that their lives have been changed in a meaningful way by feminism “as is” with a policy that no change need occur in the theory and praxis, even if it has little or no impact on society as a whole, or on masses of women."
"IT IS IN YOUR SELF-INTEREST TO FIND A WAY TO BE VERY TENDER"
PLEASE REBLOG + SIGNAL BOOST: Issy “Baby Riss” Ruiz needs your help.
This is my friend Issy (better known as Baby Riss), she is a much beloved and absolutely incredible nineteen-year-old who has just been diagnosed with an extremely rare, life threatening disease. Her only option, besides continued hospitalisation for the foreseeable future to receive invasive treatment that is neither properly effective nor safe for her, is an extremely expensive medicine that is not currently covered by Medicare. Issy’s family needs to raise $274,000 for this medicine for her for the next six months until, hopefully, the government will approve the medication and make it more affordable and accessible. Please donate whatever you can, if you can, and if you can’t, please sign this petition to lobby the government to approve the medication. And please just sign it anyway.
Here is a link to read more of Issy’s story as written by her amazing sister Syd (who is in the middle picture above) who is doing everything she can for her Baby:
And here is the link to more information about the petition:
And here is the petition itself:
Thank you, thank you, thank you. This will make a huge difference to Issy’s and other people’s situations.