Wanted: Dutch RadFems and GC women/girls

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Re: Wanted: Dutch RadFems and GC women/girls

Post by NeedaGin » 07 Sep 2018 06:05

Grim. It feels like an epidemic of bad legislation is underway :-(

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Re: Wanted: Dutch RadFems and GC women/girls

Post by Seitan » 15 Sep 2018 10:00

Hoi!

I'm not officially Dutch (EU citizen, so no need to change passport), but it as been my adopted home for almost two decades now, so I consider myself half-Dutch. *waves*

I live in a bit of an expat bubble and I don't consume much Dutch media (I don't watch TV or listen to the radio, although I am fluent in Dutch), so I'm a bit out of the loop when it comes to the state of feminism in NL. Reading that technically self-ID is already legal is frightening. Luckily I have yet to meet a TIM in real life, but I'm privileged and shudder to think of what the self-ID means for vulnerable people, patients, school children, elderly people... :/
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Re: Wanted: Dutch RadFems and GC women/girls

Post by Marieke » 15 Sep 2018 11:12

Hoi Seitan,

Welcome to the forum. You're more than welcome to join us when we meet. We haven't set a date yet, still waiting for more Dutch girls and women to join. So feel free to spread the word.

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Re: Wanted: Dutch RadFems and GC women/girls

Post by EinLeben » 15 Sep 2018 11:53

I'm not far from the border, so I'd love to come along when a meeting takes place too.

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Re: Wanted: Dutch RadFems and GC women/girls

Post by Seitan » 15 Sep 2018 12:00

Marieke wrote:
15 Sep 2018 11:12
Hoi Seitan,

Welcome to the forum. You're more than welcome to join us when we meet. We haven't set a date yet, still waiting for more Dutch girls and women to join. So feel free to spread the word.
That would be lovely! :)
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Re: Wanted: Dutch RadFems and GC women/girls

Post by Marieke » 15 Sep 2018 12:04

EinLeben wrote:
15 Sep 2018 11:53
I'm not far from the border, so I'd love to come along when a meeting takes place too.
The more the merrier! Just keep an eye on this thread.

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Re: Wanted: Dutch RadFems and GC women/girls

Post by NeedaGin » 17 Sep 2018 17:24

I'd love to come too. I am in Antwerp but can get to NL by train.

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Re: Wanted: Dutch RadFems and GC women/girls

Post by Pauline » 18 Sep 2018 11:38

Me too, but I'd need some notice. Not even sure if I could make it in 2018 but I'll try :)

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Re: Wanted: Dutch RadFems and GC women/girls

Post by Marieke » 23 Sep 2018 17:52

Shall be pick a date? Hopefully more women will join but if not, why not start small?

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Re: Wanted: Dutch RadFems and GC women/girls

Post by Pauline » 23 Sep 2018 22:43

Sounds great. It'll be easier to organise with a few women and can be just as inspiring as a bigger group!

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Re: Wanted: Dutch RadFems and GC women/girls

Post by Peach » 24 Sep 2018 05:39

Do we want country specific groups or a Benelux group?
What would be wise and doable?

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Re: Wanted: Dutch RadFems and GC women/girls

Post by Pauline » 24 Sep 2018 07:32

Maybe start with one meet for all? Then we all get to know each other. From there we can connect on- and offline in smaller groups. I think it will be really useful and energising to get everybody in one room and meet face-to-face with women who have the same concerns. I really it crave it tbh!

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Re: Wanted: Dutch RadFems and GC women/girls

Post by Marieke » 24 Sep 2018 19:39

Yay, so let's set a date and decide on location! How about january in Antwerp??

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Re: Wanted: Dutch RadFems and GC women/girls

Post by Peach » 25 Sep 2018 04:53

For me, I prefer local Dutch meetings to get things done. Like they do in the UK. But I also don't know if women are interested and where they are. Maybe we should focus on finding locals online first (e.g. the Viva forum).
I think women are easier to mobilize when something is at stake, like upcoming laws and measures. Like in Luxembourg right now.

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Re: Wanted: Dutch RadFems and GC women/girls

Post by NeedaGin » 25 Sep 2018 05:04

Yes, January in Antwerp!

Set the date and I will scope out some venues. Other wise, if there are not too many of us, I have a pretty good sized front room.

And in the tradition of WPUK there will be biscuits.

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