New all-genders London feminist group launched
Jess McCabe // 23 July 2008
The folks behind the London Pro-feminist Mens’ Group are launching a new group, open to all genders.
Meetings will take place twice weekly, beginning on 31 July, 6.30pm, London Action Resource Centre. Alternatively, email them to get involved:
For us, the men-only experience has been very positive, especially in terms of deconstructing our role in patriarchy as oppressors, understanding how we got to become men, mutual support and raising our consciousness. The men’s group will continue to meet, probably on the weeks in between the gender inclusive meetings, but we felt strongly about trying to achieve similar results in a mixed environment. At this point we feel we’d like to create:
A constructive dialogue between people of all genders which has a clearly feminist perspective. A group which takes the feminist principle “the personal is political” seriously and aims to create a space where we can talk openly about our own experiences of gender, of being oppressed and of perpetuating oppression, and not be afraid to be ourselves. An opportunity to learn from each other’s lives and to support each other’s struggles.