April 27, 2011

revolution where it is found

One of [Ed Mead's] more notable efforts was Men Against Sexism (MAS), a group of "tough faggots" who forcibly stopped the buying and selling of prisoners by prisoners for the purpose of sexual exploitation [violent pimping of weaker prisoners by stronger ones] in Walla Walla. During the group’s zenith in 1978, MAS proved so effective that a feminine male prisoner could wear a dress around without threat of violence. MAS backed up their work with homemade grenades, single-shot rifles, and a willingness to die to stop prisoner-on-prisoner rape. "Of all the political work that I’ve done," says Mead, Men Against Sexism is what I’m most proud of."
- Daniel Burton-Rose

Walla Walla State Pen
1977 or 1978

7 comments:

Andrew said...

Interesting DTG. I had never heard of the George Jackson Brigade. Or MAS.

screamish said...

????? what is this story?? that's amazing!

downtown guy said...

Andrew: to be honest, neither had I until I ran across that blog and photos.

Screamish: did you follow the link? Amazing stuff indeed.

Sarcastic Bastard said...

I've never heard of it either, but cool.

Ms. Moon said...

Wow.

A said...

Fascinating link.

downtown guy said...

I know people who read it regularly, but I just sort of ran across it while google searching something else.