News from…. The Scallion

31 Jul

Radfem Repost


Female-Only Event Still Not Kicked Out Of Venue

Hart, MI–Three area organizers of a women-only event remain wistful on this Friday morning, nursing a familiar but somewhat distant feeling of Women-Only Event PTSD (WOE-PTSD) — musing about how things were different when they weren’t organizing within the last woman-only venue left in the country.

Conference co-coordinator Amanda Cooper remarked, “By this time last year, I was on my third venue, begging to use their oversized janitorial closet, and asking if attendees could enter through the back.”

Danisha Williams , a survivor of extreme workshop scheduling, added, “Just last year, I had fielded one thousand rape threats and four graphic accounts of how the e-mailer would molest and slay my cat. Only my closest companions even know about this cat,” she laughs. Then silence.

After the chill in the room subsided, Williams softly added, “It always starts out the same. You send…

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