12:00 – 14:00 (EG04)
Presentation and discussion
The Fifth Column of Feminists
The fifth feminist column is a new activist feminist initiative in Saint Petersburg. Our activity aims to form the activist community. That’s why the main goal of our community is the community itself. Feminism for us is a goal, not an instrument.
We came together not because of the same political views; we are feminists and this is our main principle.
There is no formal structure, organizers or tasks distribution in our group, all our decisions are made by consensus.
Together we organize meetings aimed to realize feminist activism in Saint Petersburg. We learn together to speak, frame arguments and achieve consensus.
In spite of not very long history of our group, we had a chance to face several serious problems in our activity.
We paid our attention to the problem of sexism, machism and other discriminatory practices within anarchist and left movement. After that we came up with the aggressive exclusion of these problems by anarchists and left activists. We also felt a lack of solidarity from the majority of existing feminist initiatives.
We would like to discuss these issues and opportunities of their solution with the participants of the festival.
Invitation Politix: Open to all