London anarcha feminist kolektiv is open to new members

February 25, 2010

brave new feminist worldSome positive news over at the LAFK blog:

London anarcha feminist kolektiv is open to new members.

If you would like to get involved with the kolektiv, please come to our next meeting which will be this sunday the 28th of February from 7 at Larc, 62 Fieldgate Street, london E1 1ES, http://www.londonarc.org

if you would like to get involved but are unable to attend this meeting, please email us at lafk@riseup.net and we can give you the details of future meetings.

Please note that we are a women and transfolk only group.

Good to see a feminist group explicitly stating that it’s trans inclusive without endless (ignored) requests for public clarification. Are you listening, LFN/RTN and MWR?

No, I thought not…

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Trans inclusion is NOT the absence of “no”, it is a clearly stated “yes”. [Via]

4 Responses to “London anarcha feminist kolektiv is open to new members”

  1. Les Says:

    This ‘women and transfolk’ thing is somewhat imperfect, though. It implies that they’re open to male-IDed FTMs, which maybe they are, but that’s kind of weird. And it also implies that trans women are not a subset of women.

    But what I really want to whine about is the word ‘transfolk.’ We have pointy ears and sneak out at night and repair your high heeled shoes? Is it supposed to be cute? Can’t we just be people?

  2. butterflea Says:

    Hi Les,
    london anarcha feminist kolektiv is open to all transpeople however they identify.
    I take your point about the “folk” thing though

  3. Phoebe Says:

    A lot of people don’t seem comfortable accepting that trans guys aren’t women, or feel uncomfortable with them losing support within the feminist movement (or women’s community) over a change in identity which doesn’t necessarily always reflect a situation of privilege (in terms of people who may not have transitioned fully or even at all in their day to day lives).

    It’d be solved by saying “we’re open to everyone living as a woman”, but a lot of people would see that as being too ambiguous.

    I keep out of such stuff because of being genderqueer (assigned male, transitioned to and currently marked down in most places as female) and being sick of having to navigate the “do I don’t I belong here” thing.

  4. Helen G Says:

    I keep out of such stuff because of […] being sick of having to navigate the “do I don’t I belong here” thing.

    Understandable. But the other side of that argument is that if “people like us” don’t keep pushing for these things, then nothing will ever change.

    Although I must confess I’m pretty close to disengaging, from a lot of spaces, online and off. It’s such a fucking huge energy suck with nothing to show.

    *sighs, wanders off disconsolately in search of chocolate*


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