Lo quiero YA

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Necesitamos iniciativas como esta. Necesitamos manuales como este. Puedes conseguir tu ejemplar participando en el Verkami, aquí. El libro con envío internacional cuesta solo 20 euros. Es una maravilla.

Nuestros úteros, en manos del patriarcado y de la ciencia, han sido material de experimentación por siglos. Llenas de dudas, temores e inseguridades, las mujeres hemos confiado toda nuestra autonomía y sabiduría a la especialidad médica ginecológica, debido al desconocimiento sistematizado y la creencia general de que no sabemos nada sobre nosotras mismas.

¡Ya no podemos seguir creyendo el mismo cuento!

Las mujeres, cuando nos adentramos en el autoconocimiento, descubrimos un maravilloso mundo. Nos sumergimos en nuestra sabiduría y adquirimos autonomía en nuestra propia salud. Vamos compartiendo con amigas, vamos emanando saberes y conexiones profundas, vamos comprendiendo muchos procesos y también misterios de la naturaleza que, al no visualizarse ni comprenderse, suelen ser patologizados por la medicina oficial.

EXPOSE: SHEDDING LIGHT ON COLLECTIVE BEAUTY

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Tell me something.

When was the last time you opened up your browser and saw a beautiful image of a body shape that looked just like yours?

When was the last time you saw an image of skin markings that looked just like yours?

When was the last time you saw an image of breasts that looked just like yours? An ass that looked just like yours? Scars that looked just like yours? A belly that looked just like yours?

Unless you’re a celebrity look alike and have real time Photoshop (like, a program that follows and moves with you) I’m going to guess that for the majority of us… it’s been a while. It’s been a while since we’ve (or maybe we’ve never) seen our body positively represented within that overwhelming flood of images that fills our social media feeds, televisions, and magazines.

I think it’s time to change that.

Aquí el link al proyecto >>>

Pensamientos de verano

Por primera vez en mi vida, me apetece estar gorda, muy gorda, inmensa. Miro con envidia los cuerpos enormes de las mujeres en la playa, quiero ser como ellas, como con gozo con la esperanza de que se acumule la grasa en mis caderas.

Tal vez esto tenga que ver con la maternidad.

Corazón de agosto

Nuestra pareja, hipérbole de la perversión según la psicología heterocentrada, está dentro de la norma. Jamás los instrumentos de la biopolítica hegemónica me han reconfortado tanto. Constato también que la capacidad de disposición critica y de rebelión es inversamente proporcional a la intensidad del sufrimiento amoroso. Ya Spinoza lo anunció en 1677, antes de la invención de la estadística, un mismo y único afecto no puede desplegarse en direcciones divergentes. Estoy en el verano de la ruptura y los trastornos que directamente tocan el plexo solar ahuyentan a los héroes. Comienza en mi corazón la batalla entre el apaciguamiento de la estadística y el furor de la revolución.

“La statisque, plus forte que l’amour”, Beatriz Preciado.
Libération, 5 de agosto de 2014.

Gracias Parole de Queer por la traducción del artículo (en francés) de Liberation donde Beatriz escribe sobre su ruptura sentimental. Un artículo delicioso por cierto.

Pues eso, que Beatriz Preciado y Virginie Despentes han roto. Buena suerte bellxs!

Guerrilla Midwife

Guerrilla Midwife Movie Trailer from Déjà Cresencia Bernhardt on Vimeo.

In every country on this planet, there is a WAR being fought to gain an asset more precious than gold or oil. The battlefield is a woman’s body when she is most vulnerable and in need of protection… when she is giving BIRTH. In this war we stand to loose our humanity. At this pivotal moment of life individuals develop either an intact or impaired capacity to love. Protecting our capacity to love is essential to saving our planet. The over-use of technology during birth has disempowered women, harmed the bonding process between mother and child, sabotaging breast-feeding and our essential human right to peace. At the heart of this war, perpetuated by the agendas of big business and by our misunderstanding of the physiology of birth, we find the guardian of natural childbirth – the midwife.
Along the fragrant streets of Bali and desolate Acehnese refugee camps of the Indonesian Archipelago, Guerrilla Midwife Ibu Robin Lim finds herself in the ring of fire, where the midwifery model of care is put to the test, at the epicenter of the turmoil following the December 2004 Tsunami. In this culturally mesmerizing, heart-wrenching documentary, you will discover why we must reinvent our protocols for pregnancy and childbirth. This is the burden and the gift of the Guerrilla Midwife.
“Healing the Earth, one baby at a time.” ~ Robin Lim
To Purchase Film visit Global Birth Fair Webpage or copy and paste: store.globalbirthfair.com/guerrilla-midwife-dvd-p30.aspx

Virgin

“Ancient moon priestesses were called virgins. ‘Virgin’ meant not married, not belonging to a man – a woman who was ‘one-in-herself’. The very word derives from a Latin root meaning strength, force, skill; and was later applied to men: virile. Ishtar, Diana, Astarte, Isis were all all called virgin, which did not refer to sexual chastity, but sexual independence. And all great culture heroes of the past, mythic or historic, were said to be born of virgin mothers: Marduk, Gilgamesh, Buddha, Osiris, Dionysus, Genghis Khan, Jesus – they were all affirmed as sons of the Great Mother, of the Original One, their worldly power deriving from her. When the Hebrews used the word, and in the original Aramaic, it meant ‘maiden’ or ‘young woman’, with no connotations to sexual chastity. But later Christian translators could not conceive of the ‘Virgin Mary’ as a woman of independent sexuality, needless to say; they distorted the meaning into sexually pure, chaste, never touched.”
— Monica Sjoo, The Great Cosmic Mother: Rediscovering the Religion of the Earth
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(Thanks Fannie Sosa)

A Panel on Feminist Porn

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Cosas que pasan en San Francisco:

Join your favorite queer and feminist porn stars & producers in a panel discussion about building a feminist future through porn!

This event will be hosted by the Center for Sex and Culture, a celebrated San Francisco event space, library and sex culture archive.

Featuring:
+ clips of feminist porn produced here in the Bay Area!
+ snacks and drinks!
+ scent free, accessible location in SoMa, SF!
+ merch tables!

Panelists include:
Princess Donna of Kink.com
Tobi Hill-Meyer of Handbasket Productions
Courtney Trouble of TROUBLEfilms,
AND heartthrobs Cinnamon Maxxine and Chelsea Poe

Topics will include feminist praxis-in-action, queer world building, the politics of representation, and more. You will not want to miss this!

Saturday, August 9th
Doors open: 8pm/ clips start at 8:30pm/ panel from 9pm-11pm

Center for Sex and Culture
1349 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA