Anger at Injustice
Our rights to freedom in our bodies are under attack. What do we do with our anger and outrage at continued injustice?
First we look at what all of these have in common: Roe v Wade, racism, gender pay inequality, the patriarchal rape culture, colonialism and Indigenous rights, environment crisis, and the unprecedented attacks on the rights and freedom of trans people.
“The attack on trans rights is an attack on all of us. They’re trying to legislatively and judicially define sex and define gender in a way that’s going to harm all of us. I ask everyone to recommit to fighting for gender self determination. Show up for trans and nonbinary people to keep us safe, and show up for yourself to create a world where all of us are free.” Alok Vaid-Menon. Watch a short clip here.
Last week we looked at overcoming the fear and isolation arising from our rights and freedoms being taken away through finding our community and taking action. https://lynnfraserstillpoint.com/fear-isolation-and-social-justice/
This week we’re focusing on the anger we feel at continued systemic injustice. Anger is an emotion that generates thoughts and sensation, feelings and energy in our body. We are familiar with expressions of anger from a fight response — we feel threatened and we fight back. That hot anger can burn everything in its path. It’s not good fuel for a lifetime engagement working for social justice.
This week we’re going deeper into the fundamental NO we feel about injustice. There is something deeply wrong. We don’t want to live in an unjust world. We have not consented. To find our way through this, we need to come together with well regulated nervous systems, courage, intelligence, and kind hearts.
This will be the basis for the somatic inquiry in our Sunday community this week.
Tap into your bone deep anger and the NO in your body & heart.
What do you know? Who are your enemies? Who are your allies?
Who else is being harmed? Who will stand with you and you with them?
We are not alone in our outrage. We share a common struggle for justice and freedom. Feeling anger right now is appropriate. How can we direct our feelings into effective action and connection? We’ll look together.
Anger at Injustice Inquiry from community class.
Fear, Isolation and Social Justice inquiry from last week.