A caminho do 8 de Março
01/03/2017
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Um pouco por todo o mundo o dia 21 de Janeiro foi assinalado com a indignação de milhares e milhares de pessoas contra Trump, em Portugal também assinalámos o dia com enventos em várias cidades do país usando o slogan #NãoSejasTrump.

Mas, não podemos lavar as mãos e dizer o nosso trabalho já está feito. Com o dia 8 de Março a aproximar-se em que se comemora o dia internacional da Mulher vários grupos de pessoas na sua maioria mulheres mas também pessoas trans, queer, não binárias, etc, têm-se juntado para continuar a luta, para continuar o que começámos com a Marcha das Mulheres no dia 21 de Janeiro.

As propostas têm sido muitas e as vontades também. A caminho do 8 de Março deixamo-vos com a carta aberta de um grupo de mulheres influentes saídas da Marcha das Mulheres de Washington com um apelo específico. Greve. Greve para todas as mulheres no dia 8 de Março.

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Beyond Lean-In: For a Feminism of the 99% and a Militant International Strike on March 8

Linda Martín Alcoff, Cinzia Arruzza, Tithi Bhattacharya, Nancy Fraser, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Rasmea Yousef Odeh, Angela Davis and Barbara Ransby February 3, 2017 |

The massive women’s marches of January 21st may mark the beginning of a new wave of militant feminist struggle. But what exactly will be its focus? In our view, it is not enough to oppose Trump and his aggressively misogynistic, homophobic, transphobic and racist policies; we also need to target the ongoing neoliberal attack on social provision and labor rights. While Trump’s blatant misogyny was the immediate trigger for the massive response on January 21st, the attack on women (and all working people) long predates his administration. Women’s conditions of life, especially those of women of color and of working, unemployed and migrant women, have steadily deteriorated over the last 30 years, thanks to financialization and corporate globalization. Lean-in feminism and other variants of corporate feminism have failed the overwhelming majority of us, who do not have access to individual self-promotion and advancement and whose conditions of life can be improved only through policies that defend social reproduction, secure reproductive justice, and guarantee labor rights. As we see it, the new wave of women’s mobilization must address all these concerns in a frontal way. It must be a feminism for the 99%.

The kind of feminism we seek is already emerging internationally, in struggles across the globe: from the women’s strike in Poland against the abortion ban to the women’s strikes and marches in Latin America against male violence; from the massive women’s demonstration of the last November in Italy to the protests and the women’s strike in defense of reproductive rights in South Korea and Ireland. What is striking about these mobilizations is that several of them combined struggles against male violence with opposition to the casualization of labor and wage inequality, while also opposing homophobia, transphobia and xenophobic immigration policies. Together, they herald a new international feminist movement with an expanded agenda–at once anti-racist, anti-imperialist, anti-heterosexist, and anti-neoliberal.

We want to contribute to the development of this new, more expansive feminist movement.

As a first step, we propose to help build an international strike against male violence and in defense of reproductive rights on March 8th. In this, we join with feminist groups from around thirty countries who have called for such a strike. The idea is to mobilize women, including trans-women, and all who support them in an international day of struggle–a day of striking, marching, blocking roads, bridges, and squares, abstaining from domestic, care and sex work, boycotting, calling out misogynistic politicians and companies, striking in educational institutions. These actions are aimed at making visible the needs and aspirations of those whom lean-in feminism ignored: women in the formal labor market, women working in the sphere of social reproduction and care, and unemployed and precarious working women.

In embracing a feminism for the 99%, we take inspiration from the Argentinian coalition Ni Una Menos. Violence against women, as they define it, has many facets: it is domestic violence, but also the violence of the market, of debt, of capitalist property relations, and of the state; the violence of discriminatory policies against lesbian, trans and queer women, the violence of state criminalization of migratory movements, the violence of mass incarceration, and the institutional violence against women’s bodies through abortion bans and lack of access to free healthcare and free abortion. Their perspective informs our determination to oppose the institutional, political, cultural, and economic attacks on Muslim and migrant women, on women of color and working and unemployed women, on lesbian, gender nonconforming, and trans-women.

The women’s marches of January 21st have shown that in the United States too a new feminist movement may be in the making. It is important not to lose momentum. Let us join together on March 8 to strike, walk out, march and demonstrate. Let us use the occasion of this international day of action to be done with lean-feminism and to build in its place a feminism for the 99%, a grass-roots, anti-capitalist feminism–a feminism in solidarity with working women, their families, and their allies throughout the world.

Fonte: viewpointmag.com

Encontrem o texto em Português do Brasil, aqui.

Em Portugal

Vimos apelar à vossa adesão e apoio à subscrição de Portugal ao International Women’s Strike/Paro Internacional de Mujeres convocado para o próximo dia 8 de Março. Unimo-nos aos mais de 30 países que já aderiram a este movimento  International. A inspiração veio da Polônia, Irlanda e da Argentina e foi criado nas últimas semanas de outono de 2016 como resposta ao contexto social, jurídico, político, moral e verbal de violência machista que está a afecta todo o mundo.

Por cá pretende-se apelar à paralisação das seguintes formas:

– Greve total às tarefas domésticas;

– Sair uma hora mais cedo do trabalho como protesto a todas as horas não pagas que fazemos em casa e às diferenças salariais em relação ás diferenças de género;

– Uso de uma fita preta no braço durante o dia em luto por pessoas que perderam a vida vítimas da violência machista;

– Concentração 8M – Não me Calo!

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– Marcha | Constroem muros, Aprendemos a Voar!

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Achamos que esta é uma luta de todo o país pelo que gostaríamos que esta mobilização chegasse a várias cidades e a todas as gerações.

Às pessoas interessadas em organizar o evento nas suas comunidades disponibilizamo-nos a partilhar o material e informação que já começamos a criar e dar apoio à divulgação.

Página de  Portugal  do International Women’s Strike/Paro Internacional de Mujeres

https://www.facebook.com/8M-Portugal-1838685399723173/?fref=ts

Rede 8 de Março

https://www.facebook.com/Rede-8-de-Mar%C3%A7o-188445221306340/

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