The heteronormative couple is the bulwark of macho violence. Therein are perpetuated mechanisms of masculine domination, well-guarded behind the boundaries of the intimate. If we want to change sexist relationships that underpin our social system, we have to show particular attention to what lies behind the « private ». Because we are all impregnated with social constructs that make us man or woman, we all reproduce them. It’s on all of us to accept to look at them, question them in our own relationships as well as in the ones that surround us.
Patriarchy won’t fall on its own. Let’s help him.
This text was written after non-mixed gatherings organised in November 2007. During those gatherings, many discussions led us to the question of domestic violence and the one of collective management of such situations. Thanks to FFO