AZ FAN Stands for Arizona Feminist Action Network

AZ FAN is a loose band of anti-patriarchal, anti-capitalist, anti-racist, anti-ableist, anti-heteronormative, anti-cisnormative, and anti-hierarchical fanatics. We are passionate about spreading cultures of mutual aid, accountability, and resistance. We are figuring out what that means specifically to this region where white supremacy, dogmatic nationalism and prison slavery is at our throats, and patriarchy is internalized by anyone without question. We come together to actively support and aid each other in separate projects, actions, and endeavors. AZ FAN is not an organization - we are a network, confronting and dismantling all fronts of oppression.

To contact us, email az.fan.phx@gmail.com.


16th August 2011

Photo reblogged from the offending tit with 64 notes

i found this on a sweet site called iwillnotshavemyvagina.net. obsessed. i love my hairy cunt. and my saggy tits. and i really like this collage, because its a reminder that there are no perfect tits! that all tits are perfect. just like yours. and mine. 

[image description: collage of 29 pictures of breasts. it appears that there are pictures of breasts from all different genders. there are diagrams beside each breast denoting BREAST TISSUE, AREOLA, and NIPPLE. on the side of the collage, there is text that says “No human breast is indecent!!!” and “toplessequality.tumblr.com”]

i found this on a sweet site called iwillnotshavemyvagina.net. obsessed. i love my hairy cunt. and my saggy tits. and i really like this collage, because its a reminder that there are no perfect tits! that all tits are perfect. just like yours. and mine. 

[image description: collage of 29 pictures of breasts. it appears that there are pictures of breasts from all different genders. there are diagrams beside each breast denoting BREAST TISSUE, AREOLA, and NIPPLE. on the side of the collage, there is text that says “No human breast is indecent!!!” and “toplessequality.tumblr.com”]

Tagged: toplessnessgender equalitytopless equalityfeminismequalismhumanismhumanistfeministequalist

29th July 2011

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How to Deal: A Workshop on Community Conflict Resolution (Phoenix, AZ) →

Join the Arizona Feminist Action Network for a FREE workshop on how to resolve conflicts within our communities. July 19th, AZ FAN put on a workshop on how to practice good consent. This workshop will take us all to the next step: what do we do when our boundaries (sexual or nonsexual) are violated? Together we’ll learn how to keep our communities together.

The event will be held August 16th 7pm-9pm at the Rusty Spoke Bicycle Collective at 1023 Grand Ave. Here’s a map: http://rustyspoke.org/imag​es/rs-map.png ***

Topics covered in the workshop:
• What is conflict resolution?
• Why is it important?
• How it works along with tools and tactics that you can use
• Role playing scenarios and strategies for reducing escalation
• Practicing newly learned skills

Keep in mind that we will be discussing very personal topics at this workshop. Although you will not be required to share anything you’re not comfortable sharing, some of these issues can trigger emotions from past traumatic experiences. If you have any specific accommodations you’d like us to make, please message Ira or Crystal, or talk to us before the workshop.

This workshop is open to people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, ethnicities, abilities, religions, and political beliefs.

Water and vegan refreshments will be provided.

*** If you’re planning on driving to the workshop and will have room in your vehicle, please post on the event wall what area you’re coming from so other participants can contact you for a ride share.
Public Transit Routes:
Route 8 (7th Ave) - get off at 7th Ave/Roosevelt and walk west to 11th Ave, south to Grand.
Route 3 (Van Buren) - get off at 7th Ave/Van Buren and walk NW on Grand to Taylor.
Route 15 (15th Ave) - get off at 15th Ave/Roosevelt and walk SE on Grand to Fillmore.

Tagged: feministfeminismconflictresolutionconflict resolutioncommunityaccountabilityfreeworkshopazfanaz fanarizonaarizona feminist action networkphoenixthe rusty spokerelationships

16th July 2011

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During the recent and overly publicized breakdown of ­Charlie Sheen, I was repeatedly contacted by the media and asked to comment, as it was assumed that I know a thing or two about starring on a sitcom, fighting with producers, nasty divorces, public meltdowns, and bombing through a live comedytour. I have, however, never smoked crack or taken too many drugs, unless you count alcohol as a drug (I don’t). But I do know what it’s like to be seized by bipolar thoughts that make one spout wise about Tiger Blood and brag about winning when one is actually losing.

It’s hard to tell whether one is winning or, in fact, losing once one starts to think of oneself as a commodity, or a product, or a character, or a voice for the downtrodden. It’s called losing perspective. Fame’s a bitch. It’s hard to handle and drives you nuts. Yes, it’s true that your sense of entitlement grows exponentially with every perk until it becomes too stupendous a weight to walk around under, but it’s a cutthroat business, show, and without the perks, plain ol’ fame and fortune just ain’t worth the trouble.

“Winning” in Hollywood means not just power, money, and complimentary smoked-salmon pizza, but also that everyone around you fails just as you are peaking. When you become No. 1, you might begin to believe, as Cher once said in an interview, that you are “one of God’s favorite children,” one of the few who made it through the gauntlet and survived. The idea that your ego is not ego at all but submission to the will of the Lord starts to dawn on you as you recognize that only by God’s grace did you make it through the raging attack of idea pirates and woman haters, to ascend to the top of Bigshit Showbiz Mountain.

All of that sounds very much like the diagnosis for bipolar disorder, which more and more stars are claiming to have these days. I have it, as well as several other mental illnesses, but then, I’ve always been a trendsetter, even though I’m seldom credited with those kinds of things. And I was not crazy before I created, wrote, and starred in television’s first feminist and working-class-family sitcom (also its last).

I so admire Dave Chappelle. You did right for yourself by walking away, Dave. I did not have the guts to do it, because I knew I would never get another chance to carry so large a message on behalf of the men and women I grew up with, and that mattered most to me.

And I Should Know

Roseanne Barr was a sitcom star, a creator and a product, the agitator and the abused, a domestic goddess and a feminist pioneer. That was twenty years ago. But as far as she’s concerned, not much has changed.

By Roseanne Barr

Tagged: roseanne barrfeministsitcomtelevisionroseannefeminismmental illnessdisability

16th July 2011

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Feminism’s agenda is basic: It asks that women not be forced to ‘choose’ between public justice and private happiness.
Susan Faludi. (via brittanibotulism)

Tagged: feministSusan FaludiFeminismChoice

16th July 2011

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[[image description: a fair-skinned womyn at a protest against sexism with a sign that reads “SCREW SEXISTS”]]

[[image description: a fair-skinned womyn at a protest against sexism with a sign that reads “SCREW SEXISTS”]]

Tagged: feministprotestscrew sexist

15th July 2011

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AZ FAN Stands for Arizona Feminist Action Network

AZ FAN Stands for Arizona Feminist Action Network AZ FAN is a loose band of anti-patriarchal, anti-capitalist, anti-racist, anti-ableist, anti-heteronormative, anti-cisnormative, and anti-hierarchical fanatics. We are passionate about spreading cultures of mutual aid, accountability, and resistance. We are figuring out what that means specifically to this region where white supremacy, dogmatic nationalism and prison slavery is at our throats, and patriarchy is internalized by anyone without question. We come together to actively support and aid each other in separate projects, actions, and endeavors. AZ FAN is not an organization - we are a network, confronting and dismantling all fronts of oppression.

To contact us, email azfan@riseup.net.

Tagged: feministfeminismazazfanarizonaarizona feminist action networkazaz fanphoenixradicalqueeranti-capitalismracismprison industrial complexactivismcommunity organizing

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