What the Hell are we even doing here?
NO BOSSES, NO BOYFRIENDS is a collaborative, multimedia project organized by Second Space in order to provide the radical community of the united states with two resources that were seemingly unavailable to us:
- contemporary Anarcha critical analysis, and
- interstate solidarity and support for radical women.
It was also started to keep our heads from exploding with all the things that we wish we could just say out loud.
No Gods, No Masters. No Bosses, No Boyfriends.
While Feminism and Socialism have given us all a lot to work with, we recognize their limitations and instead ascribe to the Anarchist tradition as our means of liberation. Whereas the bulk of the discourse shared between Anarchists and radicals in the US is centered largely around rhetoric and ideology (replicating the dominant culture), we concentrate rather on the individual, lived experiences of women in an effort to better locate where and how the patriarchy manifests itself and, therefore, where and how the patriarchy can be destroyed.
In a bad-faith effort by many radicals to make the movement evermore inclusive, the radical lexicon has evolved to a point of alienating elitism and puzzling ambiguity. To subvert the PC of the day, we speak from our own experience, utilizing the language and vocabulary that, depending on education and exposure, we’re personally best acquainted with. It is our hope that others will be able to relate, and further that they will be inspired to contribute themselves, without feeling pressured to speak exclusively in politically correct terms.
You’ve heard it before but, no. Really. THE PERSONAL REALLY IS POLITICAL.
An objective of Second Space and NBNB is to create safe, accommodating spaces for women to explore ideas, make revolution, and obliterate oppression. A central tenet of our feminism is to support fellow ladies. That being said, we insist that all contributions and comments are constructive and considerate.
We love you and we’d just love it if you wanted to contribute to NBNB. If you’re interested in participating, we ask you to please first consider our points of unity.
- We are feminine people, working towards our own liberation in solidarity with all oppressed folks.
- We identify as members of the radical community committed to fighting oppression—wherever we find it—be that in mainstream society, in the scene, or in our beds.
- We recognize capitalism and the state as inherently oppressive, exploiting us all to varying degrees and in different ways depending on our age, gender, skin color, sexuality, ability, culture, and bank accounts.
- We understand that the patriarchy infiltrates all facets of life and that everything produced by the dominant culture is intrinsically problematic.