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Lucinda Marshall Talking About Feminism And The Occupy Movement Nov. 30th On Feminist Magazine

November 29, 2011

Feminist Peace Network Director and Occupy Patriarchy co-author Lucinda Marshall will be a guest on KPFK’s  Feminist Magazine, Tuesday November 30th between 7:00-8:00 pm pst talking about how feminism fits in the Occupy movement and how Occupy fits with feminism along with Alternet’s Sarah Seltzer and Occupy LA activists Dava Juno, Sheila Nicholls, Alex Banks, and Regina Quetzel Quinones.  You can listen to the program here.

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  1. November 29, 2011 8:54 pm

    My name is Mary Joan Koch. I am 66 years old, have 4 daughters, and 3 granddaughters, 2, 3, and 3. I was a member of New York Radical Feminists and Redstockings in the late 60s and early 70s. I have often commuted to OWS, and too often I feel I have time traveled back to 1968.

    I have personally encountered more sexism, insults, scorn, profanity, being ignored, than I have ever before in my entire life. Too many occupiers literally can’t believe they can’t shut me up.

    • bemused1946 permalink
      November 30, 2011 9:14 am

      Hi, I volunteered at the First Feminist Women’s Health Clinic on Crenshaw Blvd. in LA, late ’60s. I think you are describing the Plantagenet Family dynamic, You know, where the sons are “princes” who can’t stop fighting over the crown and they kill every member of their family and lay the land to waste. Every last member of their family, dead. Lay the land to waste. Sound familiar? . The politicians, bankers, other power brokers all over the world have been wrestling in Grandma’s kitchen and overturned the table dumping dinner on the floor. Occupy is fighting with his brothers over the toy. It is time we tell them to stop! Take your fight out of the house, stay out of the garden and the barn. We don’t want you boys trampling the veggies or upsetting the cows, it’ll sour the milk. Hey, why don’t you go do your chores while Grandma cleans up the mess you made?
      The “toy” is power, power over women. The reason for the rudeness is to exert power over someone else. It is intimidating because it is meant to be intimidating.
      I think we ought to do “bell circles for post-menopausal women”. We would bring walkers with seats and spend a pleasant afternoon “occupying” a public area and discussing what direction we want the human race to go. We should plan it for early Spring and it should be world-wide, live streamed with decent translations available.

  2. December 9, 2011 12:22 pm

    Mary Jane Koch, what an honor to read you! And I’m disgusted at the way the Occupy men have treated you. I hardly go to our local Occupy anymore and the misogyny is one of the reasons. So is the pervasive cigarette smoke at the GA’s.

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