Wanted: Dutch RadFems and GC women/girls

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Re: Wanted: Dutch RadFems and GC women/girls

Post by Pauline » 25 Sep 2018 10:35

Sounds great! I'd really appreciate it if we could make it late January, the first half will be very difficult for me.

I agree local meetings to inform women are best, and I think these kinds of strategies are some of the things we can work on when we meet. I also agree with Peach that an urgent concern helps mobilise people and raise interest in the media, on social media etc. So you'd need to identify what is happening in your country, of even better, in your own area (the university you went to, the school your kids/family members/friends' kids go to, your local LGBT organisation, associations like Scouting etc. where sex segregation is vital. Talking to the people around you (particularly women - not necessarily feminists) about the impact of this ideology on women would be a great first step and a way to find out what their concerns are.

Every country needs its own strategy but we can support and learn from each other. The UK is very active and well-organised so we could definitely benefit from their knowledge and experience.

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Re: Wanted: Dutch RadFems and GC women/girls

Post by Marieke » 25 Sep 2018 11:05

We can do both: one meeting for the Benelux and one specifically for the Netherlands (by region).

So here's my suggestion:

Beneluxies: late January in Antwerp
Dutchies: before the end of the year at least one regional meeting in the Netherlands

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Re: Wanted: Dutch RadFems and GC women/girls

Post by EinLeben » 25 Sep 2018 11:18

Will that be Dutch only, or are the Germans welcome?

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Re: Wanted: Dutch RadFems and GC women/girls

Post by NeedaGin » 25 Sep 2018 16:41

I have all weekends in January free (Mon- Fri is not an option due to work)

Except on Sunday 27th.

So
05 -6th
12- 13th
19-20th
26th

Who would be interested in coming to Antwerp on one of those dates & if so which date(s) could you make?

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Re: Wanted: Dutch RadFems and GC women/girls

Post by Seitan » 25 Sep 2018 19:41

EinLeben wrote:
25 Sep 2018 11:18
Will that be Dutch only, or are the Germans welcome?
Oh, yeah, I'd like to know that, too. :D As I said I speak fluent dutch, though, and I could also translate if needed.

(I'm generally available for the time frames mentioned.)
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Re: Wanted: Dutch RadFems and GC women/girls

Post by Pauline » 26 Sep 2018 10:32

I'm available (in principle) on 18-19th and the 26th of January. Good idea to have a Benelux and regional Dutch meetings. I'm fine with Germans joining us :)

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Re: Wanted: Dutch RadFems and GC women/girls

Post by Marieke » 27 Sep 2018 19:12

I'm fine with Germans joining us but they need to come up with a name that fits these:

Dutchies
Belgies
Luxxies

And include themselves into "Beneluxies" in a funny way that I approve of. Your attandence depends on it.

Women of Germany: go!

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Re: Wanted: Dutch RadFems and GC women/girls

Post by EinLeben » 27 Sep 2018 22:24

Deutschies

or

Krauties

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Re: Wanted: Dutch RadFems and GC women/girls

Post by Marieke » 28 Sep 2018 09:42

EinLeben wrote:
27 Sep 2018 22:24
Deutschies

or

Krauties
I approve of it.

I was thinking you might come up with Germies which would also have been funny. But also maybe a little too embarrassing to refer to yourselves as little germs :icon_e_wink:

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Re: Wanted: Dutch RadFems and GC women/girls

Post by Seitan » 28 Sep 2018 10:47

OMG, I love the 'Krauties' one! :icon_lol:
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Re: Wanted: Dutch RadFems and GC women/girls

Post by EinLeben » 28 Sep 2018 11:48

Good thing I was drunk last night

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Re: Wanted: Dutch RadFems and GC women/girls

Post by Marieke » 28 Sep 2018 19:00

So Krauties it is then :icon_lol:

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Re: Wanted: Dutch RadFems and GC women/girls

Post by NeedaGin » 01 Oct 2018 12:58

I am happy to open my (reasonably sized) front room for the purposes of such a meeting. I live very close to Antwerp Central station.

However, it is a 2nd floor flat in a 1930s building (the lifts are small and not very modern) so might present accessibility issues, in which case, I am also equally happy to source a decent bar

I suggest the 19th of January. Let me know who is up for that and what -if anything -you would like to arrange.

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Re: Wanted: Dutch RadFems and GC women/girls

Post by Pauline » 02 Oct 2018 07:27

Sounds good! Thank you for offering your home for this. Stairs are no problem for me personally but I'll happily go to a bar too :)

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Re: Wanted: Dutch RadFems and GC women/girls

Post by NeedaGin » 02 Oct 2018 20:41

Great! I think it will be easier to make a separate thread for this meet, so we can see numbers. If it gets too big, or stairs are not manageable, we can start bar hunting.

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