Stuff Your Sexist Boss doesn’t want you to know – distribution at 2018 Montreal anarchist bookfair

Thanks to the generosity of Solidarity Federation (Britain Section of the International Workers’ Association), we successfully distributed 65 copies of « The Stuff Your Sexist Boss doesn’t want you to know » at 2018 Montreal anarchist bookfair. Copies were on DIRA table. If you liked this pamphlet, you may also want to have a look at other Solidarity Federation publications available at L’Insoumise anarchist bookstore at 2033 Saint-Laurent in Montreal.

Description of the pamphlet taken from Solidarity federation’s Facebook Page

[On April 27th], SolFed [Solidarity Federation abbreviation] [was launching their] new pamphlet called the Stuff Your Sexist Boss (doesn’t want you to know). It is the result of a lot of Solfed members putting together their experiences with organising against sexism in the workplace. With a cover illustration especially drawn by Bahar Mustafa.

Sexism is a constant presence in many workplaces where it can take many forms. From lower pay, to expectations of unpaid work, to sexual harassment by bosses, other workers or customers, sexism means women and workers seen as women are treated unequally on the basis of sex or gender. [Their] new pamphlet looks at the reality of sexism in the workplace and what we can do about it.

As anarcho-syndicalists we favour direct, collective strategies that build and maintain a culture of resistance in the workplace. While it’s not always possible to directly confront sexism at work, there is still much that can be done to make work more bearable and undermine sexist behaviour. Coping strategies can allow workers to deal with things on a personal level while tactics of resistance can help you to actively fight against unequal treatment, objectification, harassment and structural disadvantage. In this way workers can organise and fightback, building a culture of solidarity and support at work, which ultimately means you and others experiencing sexism are less isolated and more likely to win.

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ANNULATION DU FORUM // FORUM CANCELLED

Following a low number of confirmation on Facebook events, the event of April 28th is cancelled. We’ll organize events in the futur.

Suite à un faible nombre de confirmation dans les événements Facebook pour le 28 avril, nous annulons l’événement. Nous organiserons des événements dans le futur.

ANNULATION / CANCELLED | Forum anarcho-syndicalisme et intersectionnalité / Anarcho-syndicalism and Intersectionality Forum

EDIT: Following a low number of confirmation on Facebook events, the event is cancelled. We’ll organize events in the futur.  // Suite à un faible nombre de confirmation dans les événements Facebook, nous annulons l’événement. Nous organiserons des événements dans le futur.

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Merci de partager! // Thanks for sharing!

Événement Facebook // Event Facebook

Samedi 28 avril 2018
12h30 à 16h30

Bibliothèque anarchiste DIRA, 2035 Boul. Saint-Laurent, Montréal.
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Saturday April 28th
12h30 to 16h30
Anarchist Library DIRA, 2035, Saint-Laurent bld. Montreal.

Continuer la lecture de « ANNULATION / CANCELLED | Forum anarcho-syndicalisme et intersectionnalité / Anarcho-syndicalism and Intersectionality Forum »

Forum | Cahier de textes / Reading notebook

Voilà enfin la compilation des textes soumis et suggérés pour le forum. La date officielle est le samedi 28 avril en après midi. Plus de détails à venir.

Here is at last the list of submitted and suggested texts for the forum. The officiel date is Saturday April 28 in the afternoon. More information to come.

Intersectional pan-unionism by IRESMO
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Le pan-syndicalisme intersectionnel par IRESMO

Texte de F. Jones / F. Jones’ text

Commentaire anonyme / Anonymous comment

Anarcho-syndicalist Trans-Feminism by Piper Tompkins

Lectures additionnelles / Further readings

Text Call | Anarcho-syndicalist Trans-Feminism by Piper Tompkins

[Read this text on Piper’s blog]

Anarcho-syndicalism is a movement which seeks the liberation of all people oppressed by capitalism through the struggle of those people to abolish capitalism and create a libertarian socialist, or Anarchist society. One of the groups of people oppressed by capitalism are transgender people, something I know well as a trans-women myself. Trans people are people who do not identify with the gender classification they were given at birth. Our society determines what gender identity people can have when they are born based on what reproductive organs they posses, accordingly people are assigned as either “male”, or “female”. Trans people are people who reject the gender identities assigned to them and attain/create new gender identities for themselves. These people may identify as men, or women, both, or neither.

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Appel de texte / Text call | Anonymous comment / commentaire anonyme

[original English comment follows]

Bonjour, je voudrais mentionner, qu’au point de vue des groupes opprimés en lien avec les luttes intersectionnels (femmes, racialisé-e-s, migrant-e-s, LGBTQ, handicapé-e-s, peuples autochtones), certains groupes sont opprimés sur la base de la classe sociale, dont les personnes sans abris, et ne sont pas mentionnés.

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Hi, I would like to mention, where I was reading to the point of intersectional on the disadvantage group, which all those ‘intersectional struggles that affect women, racialized, migrants, LGBTQ, disabled, indigenous people’ are the largely population that are affected, by definitions on class, such as homelessness, which are not mentioned.