!READ BOOK ⚖ Color of Violence: The INCITE! Anthology ♻ PDF or E-pub free

!READ BOOK ☥ Color of Violence: The INCITE! Anthology ⚈ What would it take to end violence against women of color How does the mainstream antiviolence movement help How does it hinder When will we admit that repositioning women of color at the center of the movement women often harmed by the police, prisons, and border patrols than aided by them means that we must address state violence In Color of Violence, INCITE demands that we reconsider a reliance on the criminal justice system for solving women s struggles with domestic violence acknowledge how militarism subjects women to extreme levels of violence perpetrated from within, and without, their communities recognize how the medical establishment inflicts violence such as involuntary sterilization and inadequate health care on women of color devise new strategies for cross cultural dialogue, theorizing, and alliance building and much, muchCITE Women of Color Against Violence was born in , when than two thousand dedicated activists from diverse communities came together to end the war being waged on women of color in the US and around the world Now the largest multiracial, grassroots, feminist organization in the United States, INCITE boasts chapters in thancities Color of Violence The INCITE Anthology presents the fierce and vital writing ofof these visionaries, who not only shift the focus from domestic violence and sexual assault, but also map innovative strategies of movement building and resistance used by women of color around the world At a time of heightened state surveillance and repression of people of color, Color of Violence The INCITE Anthology is an essential intervention This book is an intervention in both second wave feminism single issue, white dominated sexual assault support and anti oppression activism that condones or ignores sexualized violence The central premise of the The Color of Violence is that anti sexualized violence work cannot be separated from anti oppression work Violence against women includes sexualized violence and all other forms of violence Violence experienced by women, and especially by women of color, lower income women, and quee This book is an intervention in both second wave feminism single issue, white dominated sexual assault support and anti oppression activism that condones or ignores sexualized violence The central premise of the The Color of Violence is that anti sexualized violence work cannot be separated from anti oppression work Violence against women includes sexualized violence and all other forms of violence Violence experienced by women, and especially by women of color, lower income women, and queer and trans people, is perpetrated by partners, community members, and the state police, military, the criminal justice system Forms of violence include sexual assault, reproductive injustices, patriarchy, poverty capitalism , racism white supremacy , environmental injustice, police brutality, and war These different kinds of violence intersect, acting together to create the imbalances of power that allow further violence to take place To respond to and end violence against women, then, each level and kind of violence must be named and addressed directly But none can be addressed in a vacuum without also acknowledging and targeting its intersections with other forms of violence This means that domestic violence cannot be addressed without a solid analysis of the myriad repercussions of different responses It s imperative to respect survivors own assessments of what constitutes violence in their lives and if that includes the state then it s equally imperative to create community based responses to sexualized violence to which the state is not a partner I ve read several chapters of this one over the course of various gender related classes, but I don t think I ve read the entire thing, so it s still on the to read list But with five stars for the stuff I have read. This book should be read if just for Andrea Smith s essay Heteropatriarchy and the Three Pillars of White Supremacy She nailed it right there. This anthology is pretty much an indespensable tool for learningabout violence against women and how to organize against it The authors consistently frame violence in the context of racial and gender oppression and move the term beyond interpersonal and domestic abuse to an understanding of violence at the hands of the state Police brutality, prisons, the military, the border patrol, all are skewered on INCITE s rhetorical lance as insitutions upholding patriarchy and white supremacy This anthology is pretty much an indespensable tool for learningabout violence against women and how to organize against it The authors consistently frame violence in the context of racial and gender oppression and move the term beyond interpersonal and domestic abuse to an understanding of violence at the hands of the state Police brutality, prisons, the military, the border patrol, all are skewered on INCITE s rhetorical lance as insitutions upholding patriarchy and white supremacy The book suffers a bit for want of better editing The pieces didn t all quite fit together and the number of typos betrayed a rushed sloppiness in assembling the book But several of the pieces really stood out Particularly challenging were Andrea Smith s Heteropatriarchy essay, The Forgotten Ism a critique of Zionism by Nadine Naber, The Color of Choice White Supremacy and Reproductive Justice by Loretta J Ross, Feminism, RAce and Adoption Policy, by Dorothy Roberts, and Taking Risks Implementing Grassroots Accountability Strategies by Communities Against Rape and Abuse That last one was especially eye opening as to the different strategies out there for dealing with sexual violenceholistically incredibly helpful and asks so many questions still so prescient even 15 yrs post publication especially instructive for a lot of the questions i ve been asking about organizational development, getting organized, working in collective, building movements in resistance to violence on a structural level. I ve become an utter fan of INCITE I think they link together much of the most remarkable grassroots organizing in the country The theoretical and strategic questions they are grappling with, the individuals on the national committee, and much though not all of their local committee work couldn t beremarkable or needed The Color of Violence, their first book, is on the one hand a catalog of much of the best revolutionary movements across the country On the other, their is an emergent I ve become an utter fan of INCITE I think they link together much of the most remarkable grassroots organizing in the country The theoretical and strategic questions they are grappling with, the individuals on the national committee, and much though not all of their local committee work couldn t beremarkable or needed The Color of Violence, their first book, is on the one hand a catalog of much of the best revolutionary movements across the country On the other, their is an emergent analysis stitched together throughout that s immensely useful Tracing the institutionalization, criminalization, and professionalization of the movement to end sexual violence, they identify the key failures and differences of social services and revolutionary change Their analysis links intimate partner violence to large scale institutional forms of state violence mass incarceration, imperialist war, and police brutality It was also hard to get through descriptions of the scale and viciousness of, say, sexual violence by ICE border guards, is not something I can breezily read I feel like only a super dense white feminist would intrude on this book with her critiques As an outsider for whom the book is neither by nor for, I value and appreciate it for the insight it gave me I had vague ideas that law enforcement is not a friend or a tool for disadvantaged communities, but I never realized the extent to which it could doubly victimize women of color who attempt to turn to it for help The last chapter was especially helpful since it actually got into what community I feel like only a super dense white feminist would intrude on this book with her critiques As an outsider for whom the book is neither by nor for, I value and appreciate it for the insight it gave me I had vague ideas that law enforcement is not a friend or a tool for disadvantaged communities, but I never realized the extent to which it could doubly victimize women of color who attempt to turn to it for help The last chapter was especially helpful since it actually got into what community based solutions could look like, which seemed to be a struggle that other organizations faced Most of the essays in Color of Violence are pretty amazing In Heteropatriarchy and the Three Pillars Slavery Capitalism, Genocide Capitalism, Orientalism War of White Supremacy Andrea Smith asserts that right wingers are justified for claiming that the colonial world order depends on heteronormativity 72 Of course, Smith wants this world order dismantled The anthology is very broad, authors writing on issues from violence of international institutions capitalism on disabled folks in Most of the essays in Color of Violence are pretty amazing In Heteropatriarchy and the Three Pillars Slavery Capitalism, Genocide Capitalism, Orientalism War of White Supremacy Andrea Smith asserts that right wingers are justified for claiming that the colonial world order depends on heteronormativity 72 Of course, Smith wants this world order dismantled The anthology is very broad, authors writing on issues from violence of international institutions capitalism on disabled folks in the global south to feminist shelters abusing trans folks Also, Color of Violence includes essays about projects Sista II Sista, Communities Against Rape and Abuse, and No The Rape Documentary that are creating positive change Splendid Absolutely fucking amazing This book took me a while to read that was only because there was sooooo much packed in it and so many good essays I had to read it in 3 5 essay clumps and then put it down because there was practically an overload of information and analysis Everyone should read this Amazing.