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Apr 10, 17

Final Straw: Black Women’s Defense League on Feminism, Anti-Blackness, and Sexism

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This week I spoke with Niecee X of the Dallas Texas based group Black Women’s Defense League, which has been in existence for a bit over 2 years. In this interview we speak about BWDL and the circumstances around its formation, the work it engages in, and the political climate it exists within. We also speak about feminism and misogyny within this context, as well about the status of and tools for addressing anti blackness and sexism in anarchist scenes.

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BLACK WOMEN SHOOT 3/18/2017 6PM DFW Gun Range and Training Center Black Women's Defense League will be hosting a night at DFW Gun Range for Black Women and Femmes new to gun use and self defense. In this day and time it's more important than ever before that BW learn skills necessary to protect themselves and their families! Black Women Shoot will be an opportunity to learn about firearms, have fun and enjoy sisterhood! #black #women #shoot #dfw #skills #survival #blackwomensdefenseleague #gun #training

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The interview you are about to listen to has been edited down for broadcast, and we will release the longer version for on the podcast feed. On top of that, this is the second of two interviews that we recorded, and in the coming months I am planning to synthesize the two conversations into one long podcast version, which we’ll announce once it is ready for listening.

If you would like to get in touch with Black Women’s Defense league, you can go to, hit them up on Instagram or Facebook by searching their name, or email them at [email protected]

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