Two glorious guys, Jim and Michael Lacey embarked on the challenge of a lifetime. They questioned the values and actions of their local government, resulting in a situation where they had to furthermore fight for their rights.
After a long, winding, several-year court case, they came out as the victors, winning millions from a settlement. They decided that the settlement wasn’t just going to go into their pockets or into their bank accounts; it would go to people in need who suffered like them.
Femen is an organization that uses gimmicky tactics to inform people about the patriarchal unfairness of society. They openly show their bare, painted breasts, and put on complex, theatrical demonstrations.
The members of Femen have a lot of bravery, or must really not care, because they are putting themselves in harm’s way when they protest. There have been cases where Femen members have been given death threats. However, the cause is so important to the members of Femen that the prospect of showing their point to people outweighs the prospects of getting beaten up or arrested.
This organization is a European phenomenon, which is at least partially why you don’t see hundreds of thousands or millions of pussy-hat people in America taking to the streets with their bare chests.
The National Organization For Woman should really do what Femen does, but they don’t. However, they are nonetheless very successful and they have carved out place for themselves in the history books. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/relevant-links/
They provide all sorts of information, via the internet, about how be an activist and how to get involved in NOW. They have an assortment of suggested readings on the their website pertaining to feminism and women’s racial experiences.
North American Man Boy Love Association is one of the most taboo organizations. Being associated with this organization can make person lose his or her credibility pretty quickly. This is because of the fact that they are okay with, and advocate for, relationships between adults and minors—especially between boys and men.
Even if you are wildly disgusted by the image of a little boy being in a “relationship” with an older man, it is pretty enlightening to actually hear what they have to say and what arguments that they give. For example, even if you don’t think that a little boy should be dating a 50 year old man, should you be grossed out if a 15 year old, physically developed female is dating a 20 year old male?
There is a huge gray area about the age of consent and whether or not relationships between older and younger people are okay.
Of course, it would be a problem if a 20 year old man “dated” a 2 year old girl, but is it really a problem if he dates an emotionally mature, sexually driven, physically developed 15 year old woman who is wise about the cautionary measures that should be taken in sexual relationships?