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Silencedwitness Fri 20-Dec-19 18:32:54

Is anyone else thinking or going?

https://womansplaceuk.org/conference-womens-liberation-2020/

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KatieAlcock Fri 20-Dec-19 19:35:00

I'm speaking on a panel apparently.

Tootsweets23 Fri 20-Dec-19 19:35:31

Ticket bought!

OhHolyJesus Fri 20-Dec-19 19:38:30

I'm so excited to go to this!

Cuntysnark Fri 20-Dec-19 19:40:38

I have a ticket

Ibloodylovewomen Fri 20-Dec-19 19:42:37

Just booking 😃

refusetobeasheep Fri 20-Dec-19 19:52:23

Bought ticket smile

MyBoysHaveDogsNames Fri 20-Dec-19 19:52:51

How do you buy Ricky? I can't see a link. Thanks

MyBoysHaveDogsNames Fri 20-Dec-19 19:53:26

Tickets! Not Ricky. I don't want to buy any Ricky.

Cuntysnark Fri 20-Dec-19 19:55:18

Oh go on Myboys, I’ve got some super strong Ricky here for you!

MyBoysHaveDogsNames Fri 20-Dec-19 19:57:25

Well, I could be tempted... rather have a ticket though!

Silencedwitness Fri 20-Dec-19 20:06:30

www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/womens-liberation-2020-tickets-86046570609

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Rumplestaleskin Fri 20-Dec-19 21:03:53

Yep, ticket purchased.

NotAssigned Fri 20-Dec-19 21:13:34

Ticket bought

MrsSnippyPants Fri 20-Dec-19 21:23:11

I'm going grin
Something to look forward to!

nonsenceagain Fri 20-Dec-19 22:03:11

I'm going too. Can't wait.

Voice0fReason Fri 20-Dec-19 22:18:09

I'm going!

MyBoysHaveDogsNames Fri 20-Dec-19 22:22:57

Thank you Silenced! Ticket purchased.

MyBoysHaveDogsNames Fri 20-Dec-19 22:23:49

Are we carrying packets of Pombears to recognise each other?!

stumbledin Fri 20-Dec-19 23:02:31

I think it is really great that they are putting this on, but ........

It is in no way a "Women's Liberation Conference". I never understand why women who have a particular strand of feminism, eg WPUK socialist feminist, FiLia liberal feminist, all think they can appropriate and some how validate their politics by calling Women's Liberationist.

If it was a women's liberation conference there would be invited "speakers" with women sitting dutifully in rows to someone, somebody else has decided is appropriate to "educate" the attendees.

If it was a women's liberation conference they would have offered to do the organising and then invited women's activists and groups to suggest topics for workshops. then a list of these would be circulated to potential attendees, who would indicate the ones they are interested in, and from that the actual workshops agreed.

Its fine if the conference is a campaign meeting to further the aims of WPUK that they pick speakers, or presume the agenda. But that is a conference about their campaign, not a women's liberation conference.

All these women trying to water down the radical essence of women's liberation, which was / is grassroots organising by groups who network with others.

Because the fundamental need is to ensure that women feel they are equally empowered or entitled to be part of creating the agenda, creating the tactics.

Reverting to the top down, hierarchic structure which depends on a passive consumer audience is directly in contravention of the women's liberation. I appreciate that for many of them being Labour / TU that they think this is how things are organised, but before attempting to appropriate the label of women's liberation they should at least have the decency to find out what that actually is.

Or is it they are so ashamed of being socialist feminists that they dont feel able to publicly say this.

Feminism as a consumer event is not women's liberation.

stumbledin Fri 20-Dec-19 23:04:09

oh dear emontion got the better of me - correction:

If it was a women's liberation conference there would NOT be invited "speakers" with women sitting dutifully in rows to someone, somebody else has decided is appropriate to "educate" the attendees.

PlonitbatPlonit Sat 21-Dec-19 15:28:52

The accusation that WPUK is 'appropriating' Women's Liberation would make one think that women from the socialist tradition have never had anything to do with the Women's Liberation Movement. In fact they were instigators and organisers of the first national WLM conference (which the WPUK conference celebrates).

www.bl.uk/sisterhood/articles/womens-liberation-a-national-movement

It's obvious from the advertising of the event that 'sitting dutifully in rows' or a passive consumer event is not the intention.

There are many ways to organise, and there is more than enough space for different events, actions, discussions organised in different ways (the first batch of tickets for WPUK sold out in less than 24 hours, which gives an indication of the appetite). It's wrong, however, to say that there was or is only one approved method within the WLM - there have always been advocates and critics of the approach stumbled favours www.jofreeman.com/joreen/tyranny.htm

GeordieTerf Sat 21-Dec-19 15:39:04

Sold out sad

I need to be quicker for the Jan release!

Cascade220 Sat 21-Dec-19 15:45:04

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

RubyViolet Sat 21-Dec-19 16:17:56

Sold out ! Just tried to buy 2.

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