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Swedish feminists launch groundbreaking manifesto
www.feministisktinitiativ.se ^ | Election year 2006 | Feministiskt initiativ

Posted on 08/10/2006 6:58:55 PM PDT by WesternCulture

"What's the difference between a gang of terrorists and a bunch of swedish, PC feminists suffering from PMS? You can negotiate with the terrorists."

The manifesto:

"2006 Feminist Initiative Election Manifesto Election year 2006. A Feminist Initiative in politics is needed;

- because women on average have 4,300 Swedish kronor less than the men in their wallets every month, in spite of the fact that women work just as much as men because 46 percent of all women at some point in their lives have suffered physical or sexual violence, or threats of violence by a man and because many women are still afraid of being attacked and raped when they walk the streets at night

- because women take 81 percent of the parental leave, which reinforces both the subordination of women in work life and men’s insufficient responsibility for the home and children because single mothers constitute the only family constellation that during more than a decade has continued to live under increasingly poorer conditions because immigrant women are given the jobs with the most insecure work conditions because hate crimes against homosexuals, bisexuals, and transsexuals are increasing because men’s salaries constitute the norm when homes and housings are built.

It is about time that thirty years of gender equality politics start showing results in the lives of women! It is time for a feminist initiative in politics. We place the feminist issues at the very top of the agenda. In Feminist Initiative nobody complains when equality discussions are raised, and nobody exclaims that other things are more important. This is why we can make a difference in politics.

Feminist Initiative’s policies are built on the understanding that in spite of women’s diversity and different experiences, financial circumstances as well as our different sexual preferences and skin colour/ethnic heritage, all women share the fact that we are faced with structures that make our conditions and possibilities worse, solely because we are women. In order to reach true equality the gender power structure between men and women has to be broken.

Women need to get more power and men have to take a step back. Work and leisure, home and public life, the various stages in life—all parts of our lives are connected. This is also valid for politics. The dominance of men and the patriarchal power relations will therefore not be broken through one single act. This is why Feminist Initiative analyses all areas of politics from women’s perspective and experience and places our political demands on this ground. We will ensure that feminist policies are taken seriously in the Swedish parliament.

Women’s salaries have to be raised! In order to equalise unjust salaries, a national work evaluation has to be done. We cannot accept a gap of more than four thousand Swedish kronor, which exist for example between the salary of a nurse and a mechanic. Everybody must have the possibility to have full-time employment. Part-time unemployment among women must be reduced and the workday needs to be shortened.

Men’s violence has to cease! Safety and freedom from violence is a basic fundamental right. The state and municipalities have to take responsibility for counteracting men’s violence and for protecting and assisting women and children who are exposed to it. A new concept of safety has to be formulated internationally which focuses on people’s safety and not on the safety of states.

Parental allowance has to be individualized! It is time for men to fully assume their parental responsibility. All parents need to take responsibility for both loving and taking care of their children. An individualised parental allowance is a first step towards a more just work distribution in both work life and at home.

A world free from discrimination must be the foundation! Our feminist analysis is based upon a conviction of democratic principles and equality for all human beings. Our vision is a world free from discrimination. To include other power relations based on ethnicity, sexual preferences, functional impediments and class and to see how they act together with the gender power structure is a central part of Feminist Initiative’s policies.

Civil-, urban and domestic planning should lean on and be extracted out of women needs and conditions! Women have equal rights to public space and to financial, social, and physical safety/security as men. This includes their homes, their workplaces, and public life. Society has to be organised and built in order to facilitate all parts of life. Housing at reasonable costs and community service within reasonable distances are two fundamental conditions for this."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: europe; feminism; genderpolitics; liberals; nags; politicalcorrectness; scandinavia; sweden; wombwithaview

1 posted on 08/10/2006 6:58:57 PM PDT by WesternCulture
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To: WesternCulture

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Not this.

Please read the following for FR's posting rules for further guidelines.

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2 posted on 08/10/2006 7:00:45 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Admin Moderator

Ok, apologies.


3 posted on 08/10/2006 7:02:32 PM PDT by WesternCulture
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To: WesternCulture
First thing these ol'gals plan on doing if they get control of the state is nail down all the toilet seats.

Then they'll negotiate.

4 posted on 08/10/2006 7:04:51 PM PDT by muawiyah (-/sarcasm)
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To: WesternCulture; Charles Henrickson; mikrofon
Swedish feminists launch groundbreaking manifesto

Except that they call it a Womanifesto.

5 posted on 08/10/2006 7:05:02 PM PDT by martin_fierro (With lots of "!")
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To: WesternCulture

Let's hope they leave some room on that cross for Jesus.


6 posted on 08/10/2006 7:05:36 PM PDT by Nick Danger (www.redeploymurtha.com)
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To: WesternCulture

What is the difference between a feminist scratching at your door, and a dog scratching at your door?









the dog quits whining when you let it in


7 posted on 08/10/2006 7:06:56 PM PDT by ansel12 (Life is exquisite... of great beauty, keenly felt.)
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To: martin_fierro


"Except that they call it a Womanifesto."


Actually, that would be Womynifesto.


8 posted on 08/10/2006 7:09:48 PM PDT by ansel12 (Life is exquisite... of great beauty, keenly felt.)
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To: WesternCulture
Feminists of Sweden: if you truly wish to attain equality, I suggest you obtain the works of that tireless American equal rights advocate Samuel Colt.

Do not be afraid of any man
No matter what his size
Just call on me in time of need
And I will equalize.

--Samuel Colt

9 posted on 08/10/2006 7:11:33 PM PDT by magslinger (Without Freedom, Utopia isn't paradise after all. It's just hell in a fancy prom dress. Steven James)
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To: ansel12
Actually, that would be Womynifesto

How about "Babefest?"
10 posted on 08/10/2006 7:12:47 PM PDT by Darteaus94025
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To: WesternCulture
Another attempt by the female majority to suppress further the male minority.

Males show all the signs of an oppressed minority: shorter lifespan; increased morbidity and mortality of almost all diseases; higher rates of suicide, incarceration, alcoholism, drug abuse, crime, depression, et al.; et al.

11 posted on 08/10/2006 7:13:31 PM PDT by Savage Beast (9/11 was never repeated--thanks to President George Bush.)
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To: ansel12

For your own physical safety, keep your identity secret.


12 posted on 08/10/2006 7:13:59 PM PDT by Darteaus94025
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To: WesternCulture

These womyn need to be kept barefoot, pregnant and chained to the kitchen stove.

But they are probably sooo ugly only a mohammedan would try to get them pregnant.


13 posted on 08/10/2006 7:15:19 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Democrats have never found a fight they couldn't run from...Ann Coulter)
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To: martin_fierro
Here's the only Swedish feminists I give a damn about:


14 posted on 08/10/2006 7:15:21 PM PDT by Callahan
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To: WesternCulture
Do liberals actually do anything, but whine?! Whine, whine, whine and accomplish nothing. And then whine some more about the next guy having more (btw he was working, not whining!)
15 posted on 08/10/2006 7:16:48 PM PDT by socialismisinsidious ( The socialist income tax system turns US citizens into beggars or quitters!)
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To: WesternCulture
Civil-, urban and domestic planning should lean on and be extracted out of women needs and conditions!

Whatever you say, honey.

16 posted on 08/10/2006 7:22:50 PM PDT by TChad
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I'm all for equal pay for equal work. But politics will never turn a woman into a man (thank goodness).


17 posted on 08/10/2006 7:23:37 PM PDT by webboy45
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To: WesternCulture
I'm going to have a good horse laugh at the expense of these ditzy broads when Sweden falls to sharia law.

We'll see whether they feel more oppressed under the rule of sitzpinkler Swedish nancy-boys, or the likes of Mullah Krekar.

-ccm

18 posted on 08/10/2006 7:26:38 PM PDT by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order)
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To: Darteaus94025

I've cured a few feminist, including one that was president of her NOW chapter at her college.

At one point she showed me that she had taken off the ring, and had left NOW totally.

When I asked her why, she said that until she met me, she hadn't had much experience with men, and that she didn't know we were so much fun.

Feminism is for weak, insecure females.


19 posted on 08/10/2006 7:27:32 PM PDT by ansel12 (Life is exquisite... of great beauty, keenly felt.)
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To: martin_fierro; WesternCulture; Charles Henrickson
because women on average have 4,300 Swedish kronor less than the men in their wallets every month

More kronor for crones!

20 posted on 08/10/2006 7:39:07 PM PDT by mikrofon (As for me, I prefer antipasto...)
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To: WesternCulture

Recently, Swedish state owned public service television broadcaster SVT more or less executed swedish radical feminism in broad daylight.
I admit I didn't expect that from an organisation like SVT.
SVT is about as PC as PC gets - and now we're talking Europe.

A (female) reporter made leading feminist Irene von Wachenfeldt admit she admired the notorious SCUM (Society for Cutting Up Men) manifesto and furthermore state and state anew that "Men are animals".

Today, swedish feminism is an ex-movement.
It has been brawbeaten into confusion.

Quotes from the SCUM manifesto
Solanas advocating the elimination of males:

"Life in this society being, at best, an utter bore and no aspect of society being at all relevant to women, there remains to civic-minded, responsible, thrill-seeking females only to overthrow the government, eliminate the money system, institute complete automation and destroy the male sex."
Assertion that males are inherently inferior to females:

"Retaining the male has not even the dubious purpose of reproduction. The male is a biological accident: the y(male) gene is an incomplete x(female) gene, that is, has an incomplete set of chromosomes. In other words, the male is an incomplete female, a walking abortion, aborted at the gene stage. To be male is to be deficient, emotionally limited; maleness is a deficiency disease and males are emotional cripples."
On the role of the individual in society:

"A true community consists of individuals - not mere species members, not couples - respecting each other's individuality and privacy, at the same time interacting with each other mentally and emotionally - free spirits in free relation to each other and co-operating with each other to achieve common ends. Traditionalists say the basic unit of "society" is the family; "hippies" say the tribe; no-one says the individual."
Describing her vision of a coming revolution:

"SCUM will keep on destroying, looting, fucking-up and killing until the money-work system no longer exists and automation is completely instituted or until enough women co-operate with SCUM to make violence unnecessary to achieve these goals."
"The sick, irrational men, those who attempt to defend themselves against their disgustingness, when they see SCUM barreling down on them, will cling in terror to Big Mama with her Big Bouncy Boobies, but Boobies won't protect them against SCUM; Big Mama will be clinging to Big Daddy, who will be in the corner shitting in his forceful, dynamic pants. Men who are rational, however, won't kick or struggle or raise a distressing fuss, but will just sit back, relax, enjoy the show and ride the waves to their demise."
(Some quotes are from the 1983 reprint, published by the Matriarchy Study Group.)


21 posted on 08/10/2006 7:40:27 PM PDT by WesternCulture
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To: WesternCulture

"SCUM (Society for Cutting Up Men) manifesto "



I have a 1968 edition, it is my favorite fem book.


22 posted on 08/10/2006 7:50:36 PM PDT by ansel12 (Life is exquisite... of great beauty, keenly felt.)
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To: magslinger
Do not be afraid of any man
No matter what his size
Just call on me in time of need
And I will equalize.

After reading another thread earlier today of a 18-year-old Swedish woman gang-raped in Arlov, Sweden, arming themselves would be a good step.

23 posted on 08/10/2006 9:03:32 PM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: Rummyfan

True feminists would never arm themselves.

They've reached the conclusion that all effective weapons are phallic (from an ideological point of view).

The only media hyped swedish feminist I approve of is Pippi Longstocking.
Now, that's a viking gal!


24 posted on 08/10/2006 9:20:22 PM PDT by WesternCulture
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To: ansel12

Seriously, I envy you.

Nothing to be found on this planet, with the possible exception of a 1968, mint condition Ford Mustang or an unopened bag of marijuana sold at the original Woodstock festival, could be more 1968 than that!


25 posted on 08/10/2006 9:30:04 PM PDT by WesternCulture
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To: WesternCulture
The Masculinist Initiative of Sweden issued a terse reply later that same day. The reply reads simply "Hey, you! You in the tube top! If you were a real woman like Agnetha Åse Fältskog you'd stop typing and make me a smorgasbord."
26 posted on 08/10/2006 9:51:09 PM PDT by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: WesternCulture

Now, now girls. I understand. Would you like me to run out to the pharmacy and get you some Midol?


27 posted on 08/10/2006 10:00:26 PM PDT by Robwin
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To: B-Chan

I was more of a Frida guy, myself.


28 posted on 08/10/2006 10:04:31 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

"Flossy, bouncy, triumphant silly fluff-music"

Eh?

My NYC english skills must be somewhat below par this morning.
Is there any good hearted american freeper awake that could explain what Mr Rockwell was trying to say in the article below, written 28 years ago?

His message to planet Earth:

"New York Times music critic John Rockwell met ABBA in Stockholm in early 1978 and wrote:

Abba represents a healthy challenge to the two-decades-long dominance of Western pop music by Britain and the United States. The musical context from which Abba evolved is that of so-called Euro-pop - a flossy, bouncy, sometimes triumphantly silly fluff-music that derives not from the urgency of American blues (the source of rock), but from older forms of European folk music.... This band represents as refreshing an example of pure pop as anything being done today. Pop music used to be simply and unaffectedly entertaining, back before rock-and-roll. At its best, rock still lifts popular music into a new seriousness and intensity. But too often it's merely raucous or pretentious, and in the meantime, middle-of-the-road alternatives wallow in sentimentality and schlock".


29 posted on 08/10/2006 10:53:02 PM PDT by WesternCulture
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To: WesternCulture
Is there any good hearted american freeper awake that could explain what Mr Rockwell was trying to say in the article below, written 28 years ago?

Basically he was saying, "it has a good beat and you can dance to it."

30 posted on 08/10/2006 11:16:54 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

He did?

That phrase somehow sounds much better in plain english.


31 posted on 08/11/2006 12:37:11 AM PDT by WesternCulture
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To: WesternCulture

Isn't their group doing a fundraiser with a play called the Nutcracker?


32 posted on 08/11/2006 12:40:31 AM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: WesternCulture

The Woodstock festival was in 1969, wasn't it?


33 posted on 08/20/2006 11:19:29 PM PDT by SteveH (First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.)
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