Oklahomans for Reproductive Justice

Oklahomans for Reproductive Justice (OK4RJ) consists of a group of young Okies dedicated to caring and advocating for Oklahomans, using community and grassroots approaches to raise awareness and advocate for access to full reproductive freedom for all, regardless of race, class, ability, gender identity, or sexual orientation. We believe that social justice issues are inseparable from reproductive issues and advocate for a holistic view of reproductive justice Visit our site at ok4rj.org
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kitten-riot:

this music video is really Important because:

a. women reclaiming public space/space where harassment occurs
b. reappropriation of physical harassment thru the use of handprint imagery
c. reappropriation of masculine object (baseball bat) for self-defense by women
d. men shown performing physical labor as work/women shown performing physical labor for pleasure
e. deconstruction of ageism thru the inclusion of young & elderly women being complete badasses
f. centering around performance by women of color, which is refreshing when we as a culture just had to deal with the fucking white girl mafia
g. doooooope. beat. not going to pretend i don’t love this song (or rye rye in general)

(via poemsofthedead-deactivated20120)

Generations are pitted against each other from the beginning of many people’s feminist education.  People are forever weighing the pros and cons of  the Second Wave (what we classically think of as feminist activism: hairy-pitted Gloria Steinem burning bras in the 70’s) versus the Third Wave (the Manifesta me-me-me generation).

I personally do not identify as a Third Wave feminist or an any wave feminist, really.  As a woman of color, the feminists who inspire me most, such as Audre Lorde and Gloria Anzaldúa escape the confines of the waves, as they were both actively a part of critiquing the white mainstream feminism that constructed the waves in the first place.  I would, however, like to address some misinformation that gets spread around about young activists.

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