Discipline

By Jennifer Murnan and Max Wilbert
“We are the ones who have to say – in words, in actions, in
social policy, in law – no men do not own women.  In order to say that, we need political
discipline.   We need to take seriously
the consequences of sexual abuse to us, to women.  We need to understand what sexual abuse has
done to us – why are we so damned hard to organize?  We need to comprehend that sexual abuse has
broken us into a million pieces and we carry those pieces bumping and crashing
inside; we’re broken rock inside chaos; afraid and unsure when not cold and
numb.  We’re heroes at endurance; but so
far cowards at resistance.”
 — Andrea Dworkin,
from  Life and Death, Unapologetic
Writings on the Continuing War Against Women
Discipline:
Thousands of blows
Strict control to enforce behavior
Every punitive act directed at attaining
domination over and subjugation of
physical punishing
Patriarchy
Child:
Listen
Sit straight, don’t talk with your friends, don’t laugh
Don’t have fun
Don’t break the rules
Don’t step out of line
Adult:
Stay in your lane
Mass media, video games, porn
TV, magazines, apps
Tap here for entertainment, fun, sex
Go to work
Then take your opiates
Activist:
Click here to save the planet
Easy solutions and reformism
Vote with your dollar
Cast your ballot
Positivity
Everything will be ok
Discipline:
Thousands of choices
Self control and orderly conduct in constant
service of maintaining relationships
every decision an act of submission to the
greater good of the community of life
Selfless, nurturing
Gynocentric
Revolutionary:
Real talk, no bullshit
Take off the rose-colored glasses
See the empire for what it is
Righteous anger is worthy, but driven by love
Self-control, self-mastery
No compromising on values, can’t be bought off
Militant-minded
For life
Social Discipline:
Return  Remember
Reclaim
Women Centered Communities
Renew Reinstate the circle that cannot be allowed
under patriarchy
Political Discipline:
Keep your head no matter which way the wind blows
Keep your eyes focused on the goal, real tangible your life
depends on the success of the hunt
Keep that head perfectly still, completely removed from the
vicissitudes of the wind
Let the body anchor and sway,
Feet grasping grass rooted to earth
Body intimately connecting and Head rock steady
“We are the ones who have to say – in words, in actions, in
social policy, in law – no men do not own women.  In order to say that, we need political
discipline. “
This is an abuse free zone, and we will enforce it.
We are hunting civilization and we will end it.

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