Stolen off the internet. I made it into a t-shirt.
It’s playful and serious. Cuts thru a lot of the noise. It’s a good beginning point for a conversation.
Because our womxxn-only spaces are being taken over, shut down, and profaned by agents of the patriarchy
This slogan appeared in the Lesbian/Feminist world in the 1970s. I did not make it up, but it has always been my favorite
I think the words I used are descriptive of our focus. I wanted to add caring, or loving but I couldn’t think of how to make it shorter that way, so I just put together.
Women only groups and gatherings have been a vitally important part of my life since my early years as a Girl Scout. Wimmin’s festivals and groups have shaped my feminist and lesbian consciousness for the last forty-five years in only positive ways. To have anyone, especially males, attempt to eliminate women only space infuriates me. We women need and want to be together!
Fifteen or twenty years ago Ozark Radical Lesbian Feminists, a group that Paula, Susan and Jeanne belonged to, had t-shirts made up with this slogan. The slogan is just as needed today as it was then.
The Resist word is everywhere these days with nothing added. I like it better with what it is we are resisting as part of it.
It is one of the things we do that men cannot do.