We believe in, and support the following:
We do not discriminate against those with disabilities. We do not favor abled/abled-bodied individuals.
originated in Europe in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, in opposition to the growing European colonial empires and the US control of the Philippines after 1898. However, it reached its highest level of popular support in the colonies themselves, where it formed the basis for a wide variety of national liberation movements during the mid-20th century and later. These movements, and their anti-imperialist ideas, were instrumental in the decolonization process of the 1950s and 1960s, which saw most European colonies in Asia and Africa achieving their independence.
a social system or set of connecting social systems built around domination, oppression, and submission. Created by Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza.
the policy or practice of opposing racism and promoting racial tolerance.
the repatriation of indigenous lands and life to indigenous people. Decolonization is not a metaphor or interchangeable with the concept or definition of “liberation.” Decolonization requires decentering the perspectives, desires, and futures of people who are not indigenous to the land they are inhabiting. People inhabiting a land and space they are not indigenous to can and do continuously resettle, reoccupy, and reinhabitate stolen indigenous lands, which furthers invader/settler colonialism and invader/settler futurity. Decolonization cannot be co-opted into human or civil rights. Decolonization requires unsettling of indigenous land by people not indigenous to the stolen land they are occupying. Acting in solidarity with Indigenous people requires that non-indigenous people defer to the needs, desires, and priorities of indigenous communities. Indigenous solidarity means dismantling the system and changing the order of the world. Without centering the priorities, needs, and desires of indigenous people of the land you are living on, with the ultimate goal of land repatriation to those indigenous people, you are not practicing true Decolonization and are both complicit and invested in the continuation of the colonial state – and thus the extermination and dispossession of those indigenous people.
*Non-indigenous people refers to any person occupying land who is not a part of/does not have ties to the original indigenous people of that land and does not experience both the shared historical and ongoing institutional oppression/genocide that are unique to those indigenous populations. [language pulled from “Decolonization is Not a Metaphor”, written by Eve Tuck and K. Wayne Yang]
- Interlocking Oppressions/Matrix of Domination
sociological paradigm that explains issues of oppression that deal with race, class, and gender, which, though recognized as different social classifications, are all interconnected. Other forms of classification, such as sexual orientation, religion, or age, apply to this theory as well. Created by Patricia Hill Collins.
related to Black feminism and Black womanhood. Argues that the experience of being a Black Woman cannot be understood in terms of being black and of being a woman considered independently, but must include the interactions, which frequently reinforce each other. Coined by Kimberlé Crenshaw.
- Pro-Sex Work/Sex Workers
GF supports sex work (the exchange of sexual services, performances, or products for money), and we we support sex workers. We believe in the decriminalization of sex work.
- Trans Inclusive
GF welcomes and supports trans folx. Always.