New Moon in Spring & The Virgin Archetype

Happy almost new moon, friends She descends into complete darkness, to lean again towards the return of the light, in the middle of the night Thursday into Friday this week During our Spring Equinox circle, my women’s mysteries group bonfired on the wild island here where we live We tended the deep feminine archetype of…

Women’s Mysteries: Ovulation and The Active Imagination

Dualistic, or Self Verses Other, Thinking We got here to this beautiful earth handed down human from human, parent to parent, earth to foot to heart to head, and back again. We suffer a single wound through which all else arises and which, for centuries, has been largely misunderstood and thus continually misrepresented.  This wound…

Systemic Violence and the Killing of Michael Brown by Xochitl Alvizo

  Photo by Chris Pinkham Oppression is systemic. Injustice is systemic. It pervades the whole – it seeps into everyday actions and becomes habits and patterns that function as default. As a result, the actions that fall within these patterns hardly need justifying. If anything, the questioning of them is what is put on the…

Against Patriarchy: 20 Tools for Men to Further Feminist Revolution

Originally posted on Change From Within:
This week’s post comes from Chris Crass, a longtime organizer working to build powerful working class-based, feminist, multiracial movements for collective liberation. Throughout the 1990s he was an organizer with Food Not Bombs. In the 2000s, he was an organizer with the Catalyst Project, which combines political education and organizing…

This is what silencing looks like

Originally posted on Left at the Lights:
I didn’t celebrate International Women’s Day. I didn’t feel I had the right to. I’ve known for a while that maybe I’m not allowed to call myself a feminist because of the way feminism isn’t really much about real equality (justice), or hasn’t been for quite some time…

Rape Culture at the University of Ottawa

Originally posted on The Belle Jar:
On February 10th, Anne Marie Roy, president of the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa, was sent screenshots of a chat that had taken place earlier in the month between two student federation board members and several other students who are either elected to or participate in various…

Why I Stopped Identifying With White Feminism

Originally posted on ofcourseitsaboutyou:
(Inspired by @SamAmbreen’s post here: We will not let white feminism divide and conquer us) Today I’ve been talking with @HadleyFreeman about a series of posts she made to @JudeinLondon earlier in the day. Short story: Freeman wrote a problematic article, Jude discussed it on Twitter without linking to Freeman, someone…