Zero tolerance! Abusers out!

first_imgThe following editorial was written by gender non-binary and women comrades of Workers World Party.The progressive movement has come a long way from its shameful history of gender abuse. There is still a gargantuan mountain to climb toward socialism, gender equity and justice. We link arms and will continue to climb together.  We must resoundingly affirm that we will protect each other from racism, sexism, homophobia, ableism and abuse. If we are to succeed, abusers and their enablers must not be welcome in our spaces or in our movement. In consulting the 2010 essay, “Why Misogynists Make Great Informants” by Black gender activist and academic Courtney Desiree Morris, we find that the danger is twofold. Misogynists and abusers chase people of oppressed gender out of the movement. In fear for our safety and in recognition that trans and cis women, trans men, lesbians, queer folks and gender- nonconforming individuals’ lives and contributions are not valued the same as cis (het) men’s, we are wary of entering spaces where we are not supported. Losing comrades in the movement is always a detriment, and losing the unique perspective that gender-oppressed comrades contribute to the struggle is a road to failure. By accepting abusers into movement spaces we allow a fertile ground for state infiltration that takes advantage of the havoc abusers create. People of oppressed gender have the right to defend themselves from abuse, homophobia and misogyny. We have the right to hold organizations accountable that do not support our self-determination. Spaces and organizations that do not take this into account create an untenable situation for the 21st century. Women and others of oppressed gender are expected to silence ourselves and put up with abuse in an effort to build unity. Unity for who? Not unity with women and others of oppressed gender who have every right to insist on their inclusion in the movement. After all, we are also struggling for liberation. We are the backbone of the struggle for liberation. Abusers and their enablers will see this insistence for safety as proof that we are not putting the movement first. We are told to “close our eyes and think of socialism.” But what socialism can we visualize when we cannot be sure it will prioritize our safety and contributions?  We can only see a form of socialism that prioritizes our safety and contributions.Under a Trump administration that is attacking the bodies of women, trans and GNC people, people of oppressed gender have a rage that is growing. It is a righteous rage. Our fears that our comrades and allies in the movement do not have our back is made manifest every time an abuser is allowed to remain in our movement. While transformative justice is an important model to develop, it cannot be practiced in an environment where women and people of oppressed gender feel under physical threat. It cannot be developed in an environment where we feel like our comrades and allies do not have our backs. It cannot be developed in an environment where abusers do not take responsibility for their actions. Until there is unity around removing abusers from our movement, there can be no discussion of how to bring them back as healed individuals. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Lecturer – Forensic Anthropology – (ADJ000412)

first_imgThe Department of Comparative Cultural Studies at the University ofHouston invites applications for a position as part-time lecturerto teach courses in Anthropology, with a specialization inBiological Anthropology and Forensic Anthropology. This course is acombined undergraduate/graduate course, Introduction to ForensicAnthropology, and provides instruction in an important area ofapplied anthropology, a potential career path for biologicalanthropologists. This is a non-tenure track position and lecturerappointments are made on a semester basis.To apply candidates must submit a Letter of Application, CurriculumVitae, 3 professional references, and unofficial Transcripts. OurDepartment of Comparative Cultural Studies combines degree programsin Religious Studies, Anthropology, and Liberal Studies.The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons withdisabilities are encouraged to apply.Qualifications :The successful candidate should have a PhD and have experience as aForensic Anthropologist. Preferably the candidate should also be aDiplomate of the American Board of Forensic Anthropology, thehighest professional qualification. This assures that the candidatehas passed tests and also has experience with actual cases.Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for afaculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of finalcandidates. All positions at the University of Houston are securitysensitive and will require a criminal history check.last_img read more

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London Marathon ‘will be postponed until October’ over coronavirus chaos

first_img Loading… Promoted ContentTop 10 Historical Mysteries That Still Haven’t Been SolvedCelebs Who Are Turning 50 This YearThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do10 Stunning Asian Actresses No Man Can ResistThe 18 Most Visited Cities In The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes London Marathon is set to be postponed until October as the coronavirus chaos escalates. London Marathon It comes after cases in the UK climbed to 798 this afternoon as the deadly bug continues to infect the nation. The London Marathon is expected to be postponed this year due to the coronavirus pandemicCredit: Getty Images – GettySources close to the London Marathon told The Sun the event was due to be called off this afternoon. The expected confirmation will be a blow to athletes who have been training hard to hit the capital’s streets next month. It had already been feared the annual event, which draws in runners and spectators from all over the globe, would be affected as the outbreak worsened. The 40th London Marathon was due to take place on April 26, with Health Secretary Matt Hancock already warning last week it could be restricted or cancelled. Earlier today the Premier League also bowed to pressure and announced they are suspending the season for three weeks amid the coronavirus outbreak. It comes with the football world in crisis as Uefa also announced ALL Champions League and Europa League matches scheduled for next week have been postponed. The country’s top scientists has warned more than 60 per cent of Brits need to catch coronavirus to develop ‘herd immunity’ Cities and towns across Britain appeared deserted at times today as people worked from home and avoided shops and transport links over concerns about the virus. Anyone with a cough or fever must now stay at home for seven days, after an emergency COBRA meeting yesterday ramped up the fight. Last night Prime Minister Boris Johnson said schools would not close yet despite almost 600 people catching the virus, with 20 positive cases in Northern Ireland.center_img The PM yesterday confirmed Britain is in the “delay” phase to try and stem the spread. He said: “At all stages we have been guided by the science and we will do the right things at the right time.“We are not closing schools now, the scientific advice is that this could do more harm than good at this time. “Of course we are keeping this under review and this may change as the disease spreads. “Schools should only close if they are specifically advised to do so.” Ireland yesterday announced all schools there would close until the end of March to stop the infection taking hold Mr Johnson last night described the outbreak the “worst public health crisis in a generation” and “it will spread further” as he revealed new measures to try. He told the nation to stay at home if they have a cough, adding: “Many more families are going to lose loved ones before their time.” The PM admitted there would be “severe disruption”, but the Government was ready to adapt to keep people safe.” The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the outbreak a global pandemic as 126,000 people have been diagnosed with the killer bug across 114 countries. Read Also:Farah caught up in controversy over 2014 London Marathon injection More than 4,600 people have died – around 3,000 of them in China – after contracting COVID-19 across the globe. WHO director-general Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the medical body has “rung the alarm bell loud and clear”. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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