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How to Be a Woman and Not Give a Fuck Oakland

  • Impact Hub Oakland 2323 Broadway Oakland, CA, 94612 United States (map)

The focus of this workshop is to not give a fuck about what the patriarchy/capitalism/white supremacy/heteronormativity expects women to give a fuck about.

I use an inclusive definition of “woman” where trans women, genderqueer women, and non-binary people who are female-identified are more than welcome to the workshop. 

There's a way we can as women, reclaim our inner authority from the outside world. Decide for ourselves how and when we want to engage with the needs, opinions and desires of other people. Especially the people who seem to think they know our experience better than we do.

This totally varies and is unique to every women, but some examples are: competing with other women, being obsessed with my appearance, supporting white supremacy, acquiescing to capitalism, staying silent about sexual assault, sexual harassment and gender bias, protecting abusers and disempowering other women. Not giving a fuck about those conditioned aspects of being a woman creates the space for us to give way more fucks about the things we actually want to give a fuck about.

Also, giving our all, ALL THE FUCKING TIME leads to burn out. Part of being a woman and not giving a fuck is prioritizing self care. I'm going to rest when I need to and IDGAF about gendered expectations that say I should be self-sacrificing and self-abandoning in order to feel worthy of care.

I have found moving through the world as a woman and not giving a fuck about what patriarchal authority figures think, what oppressive social norms expect, and doing the work to de-condition my own internalized misogyny has made a huge impact that I'm into sharing with other women.

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