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Spanish women halt work for a day in first feminist strike watch

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    Womyn in Spain are entering the country's first feminist strike, which aims to highlight womens' average earnings being below that of men.

    This wasn't just limited to the workplace, however. Some of the most progressive feminist students even took it upon themselves to unburden other femyle students from attending the patrionormative lectures (can you believe the STATE actually employs men to MANSPLAIN all day?).

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    Here is their manifesto:
    http://hacialahuelgafeminista.org/wp...statal-ENG.pdf

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    Our identities are plural: we are diverse. We live in rural and urban settings, we work both in the labour market and at home. We are gipsies, migrants, racialized.

    We are all ages old and we are lesbians, trans, bisexual, intersexual, queer, heterosexual… We are even those who aren’t here today: we are the murdered women, we are the imprisoned. We are ALL THE WOMEN. Together we stop the world today and we scream out loud: ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! To all the violence inflicted upon us!

    We pinpoint and denounce the sexual violence as an exemplary expression of the patriarchal appropriation of our bodies. This affects especially the most vulnerable women, like migrants or domestic workers.

    We denounce the LGTBIA+fobia that many of us suffer at a social, institutional level and in the workplace, as another type of violence against women. We are all women, and we are diverse. FREE WOMEN IN FREE TERRITORIES!

    We call for rebellion and struggle against the macabre bond between patriarchy and capitalism that wants us to be obedient, submissive and silent.

    We don’t accept worse labour conditions and lower wages than those of men for the same work.

    We are the ones having undesired shorter working days. We are the ones making the unemployment rates grow. Many of the jobs we do are not guaranteed or even not regulated.

    STOP wage discrimination only because of being women. No more despising and sexually harassing us in the workplace.

    We are punished for our diversity. Precarity actually deepens when we grow older, when we migrate and/or are racialized, when we have functional diversity or a body image that challenges what is considered normal.

    We shout strongly against the savage neoliberalism that is imposed as the only way of thinking in the whole World, but at the same time, destroys Earth and our lives.

    Women play an essential role in the fight against the climatic change and the preservation of biodiversity. For this reason, we defend the food sovereignty of all communities and support the efforts of women who take the risk of losing their lives to protect their territories and their crops.

    We also demand the depatologisation of our lives, our emotions, our circumstances. We are against the excessive medicalisation that responds to the interests of large pharmaceutical corporations, disregarding our bodies and our health. Stop treating our natural and life processes as diseases!

    The students, the teachers, the educational community and all feminists demands our right to a public, secular and feminist education. We want an educative system free from heteropatriarchal values, from the very first years of education (where most teachers are female) to the University.

    We also claim for our right to an affective-sexual formation that teaches us sexual diversity, without fears, complexes or taboos. We don’t want to be reduced to mere objects. And we won’t accept any aggression in the classrooms, neither against women, nor against LGTBIA+ people.

    We demand a progress in the coeducation, in all educative fields and all levels. We don’t want women to be missing in the school books, or our History (rather Herstory) to be marginal. Gender perspective should be transversal to all disciplines and fields. We, the women, are not an exception, but a constant, which has always been silenced!
    LONG LIVE OUR STRIKE IN ITS FOUR DIMENSIONS (CARE, CONSUMPTION, WORK AND EDUCATION). HURRAH TO THE FEMINIST STRIKE!!!

    No woman is illegal. We say ENOUGH to racism and exclusion. We shout loudly: NO to wars and NO to the manufacture and selling of weapons and war material! We consider war a product and extension of the patriarchal and capitalist system to control lands and bodies. As a consequence of wars, millions of refugee women around the world become victims and are violated and then forgotten. We demand
    the asylum of every migrant. We are free women in free territories!

    We denounce the economical cutbacks in the fields that most affect women: the health system, the social services and the education.

    We denounce the corruption, as an aggravating factor of the crisis

    We denounce the patriarchal justice that do not consider women as subjects within
    our full rights.

    We denounce the repression and rights cutbacks that we suffer every day.

    We demand a complete equality in rights and life conditions and the complete
    acceptation of our diversity.

    WE WANT OURSELVES FREE, ALIVE, FEMINIST, COMBATIVE AND REBEL!

    March 8th is not the last day of the feminist strike: WE WILL KEEP ON FIGHTING UNTIL WE GET THE WORLD THAT WE WANT!
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    (Original post by the bear)
    bear™ says ¡buena suerte que damas españolas!

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    Why are you deliberately spelling woman and females wrong? Do they not teach you how to spell at 'alt-right' school?
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    Why are you deliberately spelling woman and females wrong? Do they not teach you how to spell at 'alt-right' school?
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    ermm i think you are unhappy with Angery Penguin's spelling. so it can be confusing all this internet business ! :console:
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    (Original post by 27FT)
    Why are you deliberately spelling woman and females wrong? Do they not teach you how to spell at 'alt-right' school?
    "Womyn" is Femspeak for woman/women. Some feminists object to the presence of men in their very nouns. Others object to the apparent insinuating that males are the norm and females (or women) are the exception.

    Do you have trigglypuff-tier podgy hands, or did you actually mean to quote bear?

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    If you did mean to quote me - I'm not alt-right. #NotAllLeftists are barking mad.

    I'm not even against feminism. I think it has done great things. But third wave feminism is cancer.
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    (Original post by AngeryPenguin)
    "Womyn" is Femspeak for woman/women. Some feminists object to the presence of men in their very nouns. Others object to the apparent insinuating that males are the norm and females (or women) are the exception.

    Do you have trigglypuff-tier podgy hands, or did you actually mean to quote bear?

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    If you did mean to quote me - I'm not alt-right. #NotAllLeftists are barking mad.

    I'm not even against feminism. I think it has done great things. But third wave feminism is cancer.

    I've never met a single feminist using the word womyn or femyle in my entire life.
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    (Original post by 27FT)
    I've never met a single feminist using the word womyn or femyle in my entire life.
    And I doubt you've ever met an alt-right person in your entire life, so why are you throwing that label around?
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    (Original post by AngeryPenguin)
    And I doubt you've ever met an alt-right person in your entire life, so why are you throwing that label around?
    Actually, I have. Unfortunately.
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    "aims to highlight womens' average"

    *womyn

    How dare you disrespect the feminists?
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    I believe the more inclusive term is womxn as that includes women of colour
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    "Womyn in Spain are entering the country's first feminist strike, which aims to highlight womens' average earnings being below that of men."

    Could that be because they are employed on average for less hours in less difficult, lower paying fields?
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    (Original post by Just my opinion)
    "Womyn in Spain are entering the country's first feminist strike, which aims to highlight womens' average earnings being below that of men."

    Could that be because they are employed on average for less hours in less difficult, lower paying fields?
    No no, it must be sexism, it’s impossible for it to be anything else. To even suggest a sensible, alternative cause makes you a misogynistic, rape apologist
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    Aw ya got me. 😟
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    (Original post by AngeryPenguin)
    "Womyn" is Femspeak for woman/women. Some feminists object to the presence of men in their very nouns. Others object to the apparent insinuating that males are the norm and females (or women) are the exception.

    Do you have trigglypuff-tier podgy hands, or did you actually mean to quote bear?

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    If you did mean to quote me - I'm not alt-right. #NotAllLeftists are barking mad.

    I'm not even against feminism. I think it has done great things. But third wave feminism is cancer.

    I think you missed a step. It's womxn now. XX. Not XY
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    (Original post by Just my opinion)
    "Womyn in Spain are entering the country's first feminist strike, which aims to highlight womens' average earnings being below that of men."

    Could that be because they are employed on average for less hours in less difficult, lower paying fields?
    Anecdotal but saw a tweet where a female OB-GYN was dismayed at lower rate of men in her profession. Why? Because if there were no men in that profession they fear it would be seen as less valuable, cuz women. Another example is actors and actresses. They do the same job but it's perceived that men are more valuable so they get paid more Why?

    The question you should be asking is why does society value women's work less?
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    (Original post by yudothis)
    Anecdotal but saw a tweet where a female OB-GYN was dismayed at lower rate of men in her profession. Why? Because if there were no men in that profession they fear it would be seen as less valuable, cuz women. Another example is actors and actresses. They do the same job but it's perceived that men are more valuable so they get paid more Why?

    The question you should be asking is why does society value women's work less?
    Don’t compare actors to a job, actors get paid based on how well known they are for example Jennifer Lawrence will get paid more than John boyega because shes bigger nothing to do with gender
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    (Original post by Itsthe)
    Don’t compare actors to a job, actors get paid based on how well known they are for example Jennifer Lawrence will get paid more than John boyega because shes bigger nothing to do with gender
    That's presumption. Are you saying male actors are in general more well known? I think you will find that hard to prove. And it isn't about jobs. It's about value placed on something.
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    lol, ****ing idiots.
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    Women strike...life carries on as normal.

    If men did a strike the entire world would collapse overnight.
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    (Original post by yudothis)
    Anecdotal but saw a tweet where a female OB-GYN was dismayed at lower rate of men in her profession. Why? Because if there were no men in that profession they fear it would be seen as less valuable, cuz women. Another example is actors and actresses. They do the same job but it's perceived that men are more valuable so they get paid more Why?

    The question you should be asking is why does society value women's work less?
    For one thing women unionise far less than men and women go on strike far less than men.
    Perfect example is the recent bin men Vs Dinner Ladies working for Birmingham City Council.
    In the whole history of Dinner Ladies working for the council they have never gone on strike to improve their wages. Every time management said you are only getting 1% or even no wage rise for the next three years the dinner lady said "oh ok"
    Bin men on the other hand have a long history of taking strike action, some would say at the drop of a hat, to improve their terms conditions and wage offers. 60 or 70 years of frequent strike action and facing down your employer in wage negotiations tends to have an effect on your wage level.
 
 
 

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