Anarchists and Radical Feminists Respond to Tucson Anti-Choice Rally

<table><tr><td>From <a href="http://www.fabotucson.wordpress.com">Fabo Tucson</a>

On June 8th, cities nationwide saw coordinated rallies under the banner Stand Up for Religious Freedom. The anti-choice organizers and participants, predominantly Christian-Fascists, took aim at the recent "HHS mandate" which requires that reproductive health and contraceptive services be included in health plans. More on their national mobilization can be seen at http://www.standupforreligiousfreedom.com.

Arizona, continuing its' pattern of being a lab for increasingly oppressive legislation (think 1070, 2281) is escalating attacks on reproductive rights with laws such as <a href="http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/04/12/governor-jan-brewer-sig... 2036</a>. So, a group of Tucson radical feminists, anarchists and others decided to confront those that support these attacks.</td><td><img title="Define radical" src="http://anarchistnews.org/files/pictures/2009/radical.jpg"></td></tr></ta...

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With coat hangers, black flags and banners reading "You Cut Off Our Reproductive Rights, We'll Cut Off Yours" and "I &lt;3 to Fuck - Yr Dumm", the group assembled across the street from the "pro-lifers", occasionally heading to their side to disrupt and block their demo. Chants included, "You don't want us pregnant anyway - Our babies will be hella gay!" and "Open up the clinic door! We're Not Afraid of Civil War!"

While we're no friends of the federal government or any of their "mandates", those opposing legal protections for contraceptive and abortion access are as much the enemy as the government forces that attempt to regulate and control our bodies in the first place.

We oppose any control over our bodies, be that through regulation of reproductive health services, borders controls, prisons or wage labor. We intend to escalate our defense against all their attacks in the coming weeks and months.

<a href="http://fabotucson.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/prochoice1.jpg"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-168" title="prochoice1" src="http://fabotucson.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/prochoice1.jpg" alt="" width="500" height="308" /></a>

Some Arizona resources:

ACT Arizona

<a href="http://www.abortionconnection.org">http://www.abortionconnection.org</a>

Abortion Access Network of Arizona

<a href="http://abortionaccessnetworkaz.org/">http://abortionaccessnetworkaz.org/...

Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault

<a href="http://sacasa.org/">http://sacasa.org/</a>

<strong>Pro-choice. Pro-gun. We are not afraid of civil war.</strong>

Some @'s in the fascist laboratory,

Occupied Tohono O'odham Land,

Tucson, AZ

Comments

Sweet, nice old school report back. Pretty witty banners and chants, gotta fuck with the bigots, it's lulz for sure cuz those guize are straight emotionally and mentally retarded.

agree with worker, define radical plz

do you mean radicals that happen to be feminists, or radical feminists?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radical_feminism
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socialist_feminism
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anarchist_feminism

each are very different things.

I don't see anything wrong with working in solidarity with Radical Feminists. IAre you saying we should not work with with Trots or White Supremacists or whatever. As long as we aren't actively helping them kill; trans folk, proles, POCs, Ukrainians, survivors of sexual assault other than women raped by men, or whatever. I don't see what's the big deal.

Purity, hun. Purity.

Patriarchy. The problem is always patriarchy. The solution is mirrored patriarchy.

> why not work in solidarity with Radical Feminists
> why not work with Trots
> why not work with White Supremacists

cant tell if trolling or really really really really fucking stupid

>discussing radical feminism
>cant tell if trolling or really really really really fucking stupid
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That's pretty much standard

As one of the feminists who were there, we're not radfems. The distinction is important, I agree.

Thinking this shit in the 70s, CMON MADAMS YA GONNA DECONSTRUCT THE SHIT?

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