|Hello out there!
||[Jul. 26th, 2004|12:29 pm]
Bonobo Girls are:|
polyamorous, monogamous, gay, straight, bi, old, young, passive, aggressive, rich, poor, every color, every religion, feminine, masculine, androgynous, and just about anything else you can imagine. We are simply women who want to learn how to put to rest all the internalized oppression and unite.
Bonobo Girls is an area where we can check our differences at the door and realize that we're all in this together, regardless of the ways we choose to accomplish our tasks or embody our feminist ideals. While this is a safe place to share opinions about feminism and the world at large, we do so in a respectful manner, even when we disagree.
I started Bonobo Girls after getting very tired of sociobiologists interpreting their data to suggest that males are simply biologically predetermined to oppress females. Considering the inherent biases that come with just about any academic study, I set out to find information that could counter this.
I also had a lot of heartbreak as a young, idealistic feminist when I saw women divided and oppressing one another. With so much rivalry infighting, there is little room left for anything productive.
Personally, I'm bisexual, but in a monogamous relationship with a man. I'd experimented with polyamoury in my early twenties, but found that it wasn't for me. I have many dear friends who are poly and respect their choices. It seems to be working for them.
I'm also a physical feminist. I very strongly feel that women do not have to fear male violence as much when they learn to protect themselves. (Bonobo feminism also works here, as women can band together and chase off attackers.) Athleticism is another aspect. I feel that while coming a long way, the world has yet to fully appreciate a woman's body as more than a sex/baby machine.
Anyone else care to introduce themselves? :)