[Imc-cyprus] Sue Scandale's idea toward another 'Best Practices.'
solon_antartis at yahoo.com
Mon Feb 23 02:50:33 PST 2009
--- On Sun, 2/22/09, Petros Evdokas <petros at cyprus-org.net> wrote:
> I would like you to have a copy of this letter that was
> published here,
> the full body of which I'm including below.
> The letter is a part of the dialogue of the global imc
> editorial work
> I feel you should have it since it concerns two of our
> founding members.
> Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2009
> From: Petros Evdokas <petros at cyprus-org.net>
> To: www-features <www-features at lists.indymedia.org>
> Subject: Re: Sue Scandale's idea toward another
> 'Best Practices.'
> There was a private exchange of letters between Marco
> (Modemand Guitar)
> and myself in recent days that concerns his and mine
> participation in
> the www-features public dialogue.
> It was triggered by Marco's letter published here
> titled "Sue Scandale's
> idea toward another 'Best Practices.' ",
> and by an effort between Marco and myself to clarify for
> each other and
> to differentiate what might our best intentions and
> separate them from
> other elements of discourse that appear to be a conflict.
> In that exchange, Marco brought to my attention that in my
> letter titled
> "Re: snitch jacketing story posted on indymedia
> newswire" published here,
> I "took Sue Scandale's ideas and stated them as my
> own original idea".
> Also, that I simply suggested what Sue had already said,
> and did not
> point out that she brought them up.
> Additionally, the criticism by Marco was articulated as an
> example of "a
> very bad habit that we males often have".
> Further, that in my act of disrespect for Sue I "spoke
> FOR her". And
> that I have been insensitive toward Sue's feelings.
> I would like to express my apologies to Sue. And to state
> that if in
> that letter I violated the principles of Feminism and any
> of the other
> values we have all embraced and committed ourselves to
> uphold I am open
> to such criticism, and I invite it so that I can grow,
> progress and
> improve with it.
> And my apologies to any other person who perceives the
> letter as a male chauvinist offense.
> Please feel free to write more to me about this, whether
> online or in
> private. Thanks,
I tried really hard to find any of the mentioned violations in your letter. I found nothing.
I would also like to add that I haven't met anyone in my life -including myself- with a deepest dedication to uprooting the elements of male chauvinism and authority in oneself and in our common efforts.
It is through our friendship and companion and our common work that I have been able to address all those elements imprinted on me as a male in a Middle East male chauvinist paradise. And it is through rejecting those elements and embracing all the alternative values including Feminism and gender and trans-gender Equality that we have been navigating for the past decade in our work and our personal relationships.
Nothing of this would be possible without your contribution and commitment to those values.
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