by Evie Embrechts
This article was first published in the magazine Scumgrrrls, #19, Summer 2012.
If I didn’t define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people’s fantasies for me and eaten alive.
What unites us is not a common sexuality or experiences or identities or self-expression. It’s that we’re up against a common enemy.
Growing up, I slowly gained an understanding of oppression. I still remember when I first joined an anti-racist group, sitting in a student restaurant and suddenly grasping the idea of a structure that oppresses us, that it is not just “bad people” that are the problem.
Later, sometimes slow and sometimes with sudden bolts of understanding I gained some gender awareness. I became a member of a gender action group. I was very happy to be a part of that group, Lees verder Building Bridges – Radical Feminism and Transgender persons