Destroy the Joint is an Australian feminist … movement? Hashtag? Group? that took its name from Alan Jones’s complaint that women were “destroying the joint” by turning up to things and doing their jobs and having opinions, and also, at the time, being Prime Minister.
We at No Award have long had a bit of side-eye for DtJ, because while it does many good things, it’s also super white feministical, for example, spearheading movements to make the government provide tampons to refugees in detention. (We’ve already talked about the reasons why this is not always culturally appropriate.)
(White feminism: shorthand for feminism that isn’t intersectional, so-called because it usually ignores or outright erases the needs and experiences of women of colour. It’s essentially feminism that’s applicable only to white, middle-class, able-bodied, cis women.)
Destroy the Joint have a history of excluding women of disabilities, as the late, magnificent Stella Young discussed in 2013.
Destroy the joint? Shit, I’d be happy just to be allowed in the joint.
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