Take Back the Fight: Resisting Sexual Violence from the Ground Up

Take Back the Fight: Resisting Sexual Violence from the Ground Up

by Interference Archive

It seems like a simple question: how do we define sexual and gender violence?

Yet in discussing this issue, members from The Lesbian Herstory Archives (LHA) and the Interference Archive (IA) discovered a complicated array of perspectives. What developed was a consensus about the ways in which the fight against this violence has been institutionalized over the past decades.  Take Back the Fight uses archival materials to illustrate the history of the fight against institutionalized and normative violence and harassment. The repeated injustice is heart-breaking but the historical documentation serves an ode to resistance. With resistance comes healing, comes justice, comes transformation, and, ultimately, comes community.