What Does It Feel Like When Change Finally Comes: Male Supremacy, Accountability and Transformative Justice

This paper discusses the process of acknowledging, addressing, and taking next steps to challenge male-supremacy and dominant culture patriarchy in activist spaces.

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What Does It Feel Like When Change Finally Comes: Male Supremacy, Accountability and Transformative Justice by Gaurav Jashnani, RJ Maccani, and Alan Greig from The Revolution Starts at Home: Confronting Intimate Violence in Activist Communities, South End Press (2011)

This paper discusses the process of acknowledging, addressing, and taking next steps to challenge male-supremacy and dominant culture patriarchy in activist spaces.

”Through formal collaborations and individual relationships, we support the work done primarily by cisgender women, transgender, and gender non-conforming organizers to challenge male supremacist violence in transformative ways. At the same time, we believe that cisgender men must take on more of this work, rather than continuing to let it fall disproportionately upon the very people who bear the brunt of this violence. Further, we also believe that more cisgender men in activist communities need to do do advanced work specifically around male privilege and violence in order to enter future organizing efforts with more shared analysis, capacity, and commitment.”

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