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Time:11:21 pm
HEY!! thought you will like to know that Candi_Cruz its now live on dirtystage watch it now.. don miss it!
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Time:08:15 am
Current Mood:quixoticquixotic
As a fellow lesbian, there's something I've been dying to know for a while now. Who's with me on the path to liberation, my sisters?!

Poll #983925 An honest query

Is it true that the membership of this community were all rejected by men at some point in their lives, leading them down this path for all eternity?

Yes
12(100.0%)
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Subject:The Boy Crises????
Time:11:17 am

What is it with this whole boy crises thing we are constantly hearing about?

In the past under the male dominated society boy’s always got special privileged treatment when it came to education (actually they got special treatment with everything).  Now thanks to the great efforts made by our feminist sisters, boys are been made to compete equally in education with girls.  And it seems without special male privilege boys are proving to be intellectually inferior to girls as girls on a large scale are out performing boys, getting more degrees then boys etc. 

And this apparently according to men’s rights activists (MRAs) is bad.  Boys can never be inferior to girls so now we have a boy crisis. 

Clearly MRAs want to force girls back into second class citizens again.

So why are girls and more specifically feminists been so quite about this new male threat?

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Subject:Glorifying the Goddess within you
Time:01:34 pm
This morning I had a rather interesting morning that I'd like to share with you.  I practiced yoga.  It was glorious, empowering and perfect for this cold autumn day.  I popped in the dvd in, threw my yoga mat out and listened, truly listened to the teacher as he explained the exercises.   One thing came to mind as I was trying to "clear my mind and focus" was that in my own busy day I often neglect myself and my own woman hood.  I'm am not a health nut or exercise freak.  My tallest mountain is my weight.  Too many times I put myself last in the list of things that need to get done which results in my own unhappiness.  I've been short-changing myself.  Has anyone ever felt this way?  I implore you to take some time just for yourself, take a nice hot bath, read a good book, watch your favorite movie (3 times - by the way The Wizard of Oz is on tbs tonight!), go for a walk, sit in a sauna or do what pleases you inside.  Glorify the Goddess within you!


p.s.  I posted this under my other journal name Roxy12.  I couldn't figure out why I wasn't on this list and dammit I better be so I joined.  Then I saw that I had indeed joined under Serve_Me - LOL!
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Subject:Why We Continue To Fight -- Part II
Time:02:42 am
I've become more focused and actively involved with taking action towards female empowerment in the real world and not just on the Net. I've been writing less publicly, but I haven't stopped working on Matrifascist issues. I will give you more information over the next few weeks on the groups that are being founded and developed.

I must admit, I was a little disappointed at the lack of response to my last post, which I felt pertained to one of the most dangerous and insidious issues in our culture. If we allow the educational advancement and overwhelming intellectual success of women to be suppressed, we will mortgage our future and destine ourselves to domestic servitude. The writing is on the wall everywhere in the media. The branding of domesticity and hausfrau life for women is being pushed full-throttle.

I just want to remind you all how far we still have to go to achieve real "equality," much less the supremacy of Matriarchy that I believe is our right and our destiny.



As you can see, our wages lag far behind males at every educational level. Far from the old saw that there are "fair" and "legitimate" reasons for the wage gap, it's pretty clear that the gulf between women's wages and men's is unconscionable.

Moreover, this is not just an issue particular to any one ethnic group. It affects all women. (I point this out because the press is keen to "divide and conquer.")



Please, please, do not be complacent. I am of the deep belief that we are living in a watershed age. We live in the time where the world can actually move towards the light of Matriarchy or revert more deeply into the darkness of male domination. I say this neither as rhetoric nor as hyperbole, I say it as truth that I perceive in my mind and feel in my gut.

WE MUST CONTINUE TO FIGHT... OR WE MAY VERY WELL FALL BACKWARDS TO A PLACE MANY OF US WOULD RATHER NOT GO.
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Subject:Why We Continue To Fight
Time:10:13 am
Current Mood:enragedenraged
Let me begin with a simple question—a survey, if you will:

What percentage of college students are female?

40%? 45%? 50%?

What would be your guess?

What if I told you that women now make up nearly 60% of all college students and have been the majority on college campuses for nearly a quarter of a century?


(Source: PostSecondary Education Opportunity)

Most people, women as well as men, would be surprised by that fact. The female predominance in college has been an open secret to the public at large—but not to the people who run our colleges and universities. “While female students are the majority, males continue to hold more decision-making administration positions.” (PBS NewsHour 10/02/02) This predominantly-male group of administrators at our colleges and universities is “alarmed” at the trend they’ve seen develop over the last 25 years.

And what has their response been?

HYPOCRISY

Affirmative action, which was decried by “angry” conservative males as a “crutch” and “an excuse” used by women and minorities, is now being used to help men in college take the place of better-qualified women. Evidently, when it comes to helping minorities and women, affirmative action is beyond taboo—it’s already been struck down by the highest courts in the land. Now, the same thing is being practiced on behalf of men in order to “address” the gender imbalance in higher education. How rich. How hypocritical. What’s even more insidious and frightening is that it is being done covertly in colleges throughout the nation. No open dialogue has brought this about or made this apparent. The practice is being engaged in “quietly,” behind the scenes, in order to not draw attention to the fact of this hypocrisy.

This is not a limited development. This is not an isolated incident.

It has been going on in secret for at least 10 years now and smart, motivated young women have been paying the price.

More Here-- Long and Lots of InfoCollapse )
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Subject:WTF happened to the fires of Matriarchy..?
Time:08:58 pm
Current Mood:anxiousanxious
I want to hear more luscious ramblings!
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Subject:THE RETURN...
Time:10:05 pm
Current Mood:energeticenergetic
I feel the inspiration and the energy coming back. matrifascist postings are stirring within. The hunger, fury and energy are burgeoning. The fires of Matriarchy are about to rage...

FutureFemale

MatriarchyRage
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Subject:AFFAIRS OF THE HEART AND MIND
Time:10:29 pm
Current Mood:disappointeddisappointed
It's been quite a long time since I've posted. A lot has been going on in my personal life, and those things have not only affected my heart, but my thoughts as well. I had stayed away from posting because there have been a lot of things that I've experienced from those I know closely that have disappointed me with respect to my hopes for Matriarchy and Female empowerment. Yet, that was nothing compared to the betrayal of my heart that I experienced. That combination of things has made it difficult for me to write about those subjects that have been the focus here, but even more deeply, my heart has become a bit weary, even while my spirit perseveres.

There were so many things that I was working on for this journal: an exploration of game theory and how it pertains to empowering Women, the mathematics of chance and distribution as a catalyst for change, statistics about Female achievement, and plenty more. My heart is somewhere else now, though.

Even before love stole my joy, I was already becoming disappointed at the behavior I've seen from those sisters in my life. I watched them sell their power for the price of uncaring partners. I watched them wallow in complacency and get strung out on materialism. I began to wonder if all that I had written about was just wishful thinking, a fantasy. I still don't know. I still see more gifts and power in the Women I know than in ten times as many men. But what of it? They either don't believe in their worth, don't want to lead, or flat out don't care and would rather lay around and wait for someone to come along and carry them.

My heart's not in it here, right now. It was taken from me a week ago along with my trust. I was born to fight, so I'll spirit on, and I will persevere. So many good things, blessings, are coming to me in my career that it's almost ironic. I fight because that's who I am. I overcome because that is my destiny. I'll find my heart in Matriarchy again because I just believe, in spite of complacency and indifference among us, that it is inevitable, divine and ordained.

I'll post again, stronger and bolder. I just need a little more time... but I'll be back.
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Subject:PRIVATE SPACE
Time:06:20 am
Current Mood:hopefulhopeful
I've been giving this post a lot of thought. It plays upon issues that I've dealt with throughout my life, most notably, conformity and the loss of private space. I'm always struck by how the most "alternative" elements in any group in which I've been involved impose the same draconian standards of conformity on their own community that they decry in the world at large. What do I mean?

I've been told on more than one occasion that I am suspect because I don't post personal information in any of my journals. This has caused people to think of me as a "troll" or to be "wary" of me. I am told that the Live Journal world is a different kind of place and personal information is expected. Evidently, those who don't post about the personal are not in fact "authentic" in this Live Journal world. I find that funny.

Live Journal seems to me to be a forum for all those who wish to express feelings, likes, and interests which are outside of the mainstream-- which, in fact, are proscribed by the mainstream. It is a forum where one need not conform, whether one likes "goth," "nazi porn," "feminism," "hatred," "bigotry," "free love," etc. Yet, how ironic, that within this freedom there are still impositions. Evidently, you can love zombie sex or Joseph Mengele, but you can't NOT talk about your personal life in your journal.

When I was in the ivy-covered halls of my university as an undergraduate, I dealt with the same things. I didn't fit in with the preppie standards of the mainstream, but I also didn't accept everything from the "alternative" crowd. Hence, I was on my own, because those who were not welcomed by the mass were not welcoming to those who didn't fit all aspect of their own orthodoxy.

What is so evident in our world today is that we define ourselves in OPPOSITION to something as opposed to affirmation of something. I say this because the fact that I don't want to write about my personal life doesn't mean I'm against anyone who does. That's their business. Sometimes it's interesting. It simply means that, for now, I choose not to. If you write about the personal, I fail to see why you have to have a problem with someone who doesn't.

When I was about 16 or 17 I kept a journal, but my journal was rarely about my personal experiences, it was about my philosophical musings-- kind of like this journal, Matrifascist. That is who I am. That is what I am. I am the sum total of my beliefs. I define my life and my existence by those beliefs and I try to put those beliefs into action. If you're waiting for me to talk about who broke my heart you'll probably be waiting a long time since I'd only mention it if it were relevant to an issue at hand (it might be a general topic later-- but, frankly, most of my relationships ended with a bang, not a whimper, so I don't know if it'll even be applicable).

We inject the personal into far too much in society. We follow Terri Schiavo not because we care about the issue, but because we care about the drama. Politicians know this and they exploit it. While that, to me, disrespectful media circus covered a very personal moment for a family, strange doings occurred in our economy (oil) and our politics (Iraq, World Bank), but who was watching? At least the pope died with dignity, but the media even tried to turn that into a gameshow-like "deathwatch." In the pope's manner of death there was a lesson for us all-- his ability to make personal choice. Whatever anyone's disagreement with him, you have to at least give him that.

You know, quite frankly, I don't want to talk about myself. I live with myself 24/7, I'd like to get away from the daily drama and existential malaise as much as I can. This journal has been an escape, a true joy (much like math is for me, which you might be able to tell from my posts), but it's fast becoming a prison, the more I'm "compelled" to speak about matters which are private. I'm old-fashioned, in a sense, and there are some things which are only for those whom I know and are close to me and I love.

There are some who say that women should not band together in an organization, but should run free. I find that thought politically hopeless and ineffective. Women must unite if anything is to be accomplished. Yet, union and leadership do not imply oppression unless oppressive dictates are given. What union and leadership do imply is effectiveness and real change, not some self-indulgent fantasy. Oppression, to me, is not the organization of the public, but rather the usurpation of the private.

The ability to define our own, private space is what separates freedom from totalitarianism. It isn't organization which fosters oppression, it's lack of choice.

I shall be who I am. I shall live by what feels right in my heart. Should I choose to talk about my private life, that will be my choice, but not because this Live Journal community or ANY community compels me to. Even though people don't respond here often, I still invite you into this dialogue-- in fact I encourage it, welcome it and ask for it. My lack of the personal in this journal does not mean a lack of desire to engage in discussion. I just prefer discussion of issues to discussion of myself.
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