(Coinciding with Trump’s first 100 days in Office — a period of time historically used as a benchmark to measure the potential of a new president — PRA will share readings, videos, and tools for organizing to inform our collective resistance based on principles for engaging the regime, defending human rights, and preventing authoritarianism. Daily readings will be posted on our Facebook and Twitter accounts and archived HERE.)
Week 7: Misogyny
Male supremacism, enshrined in the nation’s founding documents, is as fundamental to U.S. history as White Anglo-Saxon Protestant (WASP) nativism. The same patriarchal stance—combining race, religion, and nativism—fuels conservative Christian ideology on appropriate gender roles. (Transgender women and men and genderqueer individuals also violate these designated roles.) Especially in the last 100 years, as some women have succeeded in pushing back against the sexist world they inherited, social and political movements have emerged to defend traditional gender structures.
- Mobilizing Misogyny by Alex DiBranco
- Ctrl-Alt-Delete: The origins and ideology of the Alternative Right Report by Matthew N. Lyons
- 35 Years of Demonization: The Criminalization of Black Women By Victoria Law
Neoliberal Feminists Don’t Want Women to Organize by Sarah Jaffe
Speak Up & Stay Safe(r): A Guide to Protecting Yourself From Online Harrassment: This guide is for anyone who fears they might be targeted, or who is already under attack, for speaking their mind online, but is especially designed for women, people of color, trans and genderqueer people, and everyone else whose existing oppressions are made worse by digital violence. [end-div]