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THE AMAZON XOCIETY
THE AMAZON XOCIETY
Houston, Texas


Member of the:
Rise Amazon Nation
Health Care for All (Texas)
Houston Feminist Roundtable
Andrea Pia Yates Support Coalition
Houston-ANSWER (Act Now to Stop War & End Racism)
and
Houston Distributor of the Mother Warriors Voice, a publication of Welfare Warriors



Hello and welcome sisters, to The Amazon Xociety. As Amazons, we are joined in spirit, whether together or apart. We are committed to a positive sisterhood and an Amazon way of life and feminist activism. The Amazon Xociety is an intergenerational feminist organization advocating for the empowerment of women and girls. We are open to all women expressing a positive mentality. We strive towards elevating womanhood and maintaining our activism. We are a modern Amazon organization serving the practical needs of our membership while reaching out into the general community of women.

We recognize and nurture those whose lives are in transition and those who may need encouragement and friendship as they create liberating changes for themselves. With the support of the Xociety, each Amazon will work towards becoming the person she has always wanted to be.

As women, we don't always recognize our own power. As a population that constitutes more than half of this country and over half the world, we have a real and dynamic power to wield. We have an enormous opportunity to shape the world as we would have it, to empower and prepare our daughters for the challenges they must face, and to change men's views of women by the way we raise our sons. There is power in numbers, so let's cultivate our power!!!


The Pillars of the Amazon Temple are:
* Unity * Activism * Clarity * Purity * Education * Creativity * Spirituality * Prosperity * Fairness * Respect *
Pillars of Our Temple (Detailed)


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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Looking for a Resolution? Well, here are a few suggestions for EVERY YEAR!!


Commit to not repeating past mistakes.
Commit to being a better woman in every way.
Commit to your own success.
Commit to getting up early every morning to make the most of your day.
Commit to constant self-improvement.
Commit to loving and nurturing yourself without guilt.
Commit to ridding yourself of the disease to please which plagues sooo many women.
And, do your part for Amazon nation building! (hint: do an Amazon project)
Commit to making a new friend, and to being a cool aunt or sister or friend to a little Amazon.


About The Amazon Xociety

Welcome Letter
Pillars
Purpose
PROJECTS
Library
Meetings
Membership Contact Us Endorsements Amazon Position Papers' Index Friends

*Places to Visit on this Site
Feminism Defined
Book List
Herstory
GREAT LINKS
GREAT QUOTES
Activism
Life Lessons [NEW]
Education Index [NEW]
Amazon Calendar of Houston Events
Personal Development
Anti-War Posters
Webrings



We Launched a Feminist Radio Show in 2002!!!

THE FIRST SEX - A Feminist Radio Journal in March 2002

Exploring Human Rights, Social Justice, and Personal Effectiveness Issues for Women.
Featuring news, interviews, speeches, profiles, herstory, women's community calendar.

Aired every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at 10:00PM on KPFT 90.1FM

SOME EXCITING FACTS ABOUT OUR AMAZON SHOW:


  • First feminist show to air in over 10 years in Houston
  • First feminist show by a feminist organization
  • First show dedicated to women's human rights and social justice issues
  • First show to discuss matriarchal spirituality, paganism, and goddess movement
  • First show to discuss mothering issues (not about children)
  • First show to discuss vegetarianism and health food
  • First show to discuss health/medical issues
  • First show to discuss animal rights
  • First aired WINGS (Women's International News Gathering Service)
    - Station management refused to do so for over a year. -
  • First show produced and aired by a member organization of the Houston Peace and Justice Center

    Click here for MORE interesting and exciting facts!


    WINNER OF THE FEAS2T (Feminist Education Action Spirituality Support Thealogy Center) Award for Equality and Justice in the Media. In the month of March Feas2t, inc. honors women who have worked for Equality and Justice through many mediums. On March 23, 2003, Feas2t will honor your program with the FEAS2T Award for Equality and Justice in the Media. SpiritualFeast.com


    Here's Our ACCEPTANCE STATEMENT




    KPFT was sumarily CANCELLED The First Sex. Find out more

    "The First Sex" was produced by The Amazon Xociety, and it's return to the airwaves was endorsed by Houston Area National Organization for Women(NOW), Women's International League for Peace and Freedom-Houston, and The Houston Women's Group (oldest feminist group in Houston), and by City Councilwoman Ada Edwards - District D.

    THE AMAZON TIMES (Webzine)
    The Amazon Xociety in association with Themiscyra is pleased to announce the birth of the first Amazon themed webzine! (Learn More)

    Many THANKS to Warrior(SSW) for donating the site! (Amazon angels are the best!)
    www.AmazonTimes.com








    QUICK LIST OF PROJECTS IN PROGRESS FOR 2008

    (Please visit PROJECTS page for description)
    Goddess Study Group
    Power Dynamics Study Group
    Internalized Sexism Conference
    One Book – One Sisterhood Project
    Analysis of Argument Fallacies (a seminar on critical thinking)
    The Amazon Time Webzine (editorial board/production)
    Juneteenth (Texas Emancipation Day) Talk
    Feminism’s Impact on Women’s Perceptions of Self-Image
    Current Status of Feminism in Houston (Roundtable and facilitated discussion)
    Houston Feminist Roundtable (forming organization of Houston feminist groups)

    ELECTIONS



    [NEW] HOUSTON FEMINIST ROUNDTABLE



    OTHER Houston Feminist Organizations

    WOMEN'S HUMAN RIGHTS INDEX:
    Strip Searches | CEDAW | Sex-Trafficking | Female Genital Mutilation | Taliban | Slavery

    POWER DYNAMICS STUDY GROUP (An Amazon study group.)


    ONE BOOK, ONE SISTERHOOD PROJECT [New]
    Our book for 2006 is:
    PENDING
    A literacy and unified community building project. Help us select Next Years Book for 2006!
    (Based on the One Book, One Seattle Project)



    ~ * ~ INTERNALIZED SEXISM CONFERENCE 2006 ~ * ~
    Tackling the Hard Issue of Female Agression Against Other Women
    And How It Destroys Solidarity Within Our Women's Community
    We'll be addressing the many faces of this issues and how it factors into almost all aspects of our lives.




    YOU HAVE THE POWER TO LIVE YOUR DREAMS
    The day you take complete responsibility for yourself,
    the day you stop making any excuses,
    that's the day you start to the top

    No one can do it for you.
    Only you can make it happen.
    You're the only one that has to live you life.

    Your success on any major scale requires you to accept responsibility.
    Choose the thoughts and actions that will lead you to success.\

    Your life will be what you make of it.
    Nothing will ever happen by itself.
    Success will come your way once you realize
    that you have to make it come your way
    by your own actions.

    The power to succeed is yours alone.
    Copywritten by mentor2006@aol.com


    What is Feminism?
    CLASSIFICATIONS OF FEMINISM AND STRONGFLOWER'S EDITORIAL

    Funk & Wagnall's
    FEMINISM - A doctrine advocating the granting of the same social, political
    and economic rights to women as the ones granted to men; a movement to achieve these.

    Webster's
    FEMINISM - 1. The theory of the political, economic, and social equality of
    the sexes. 2. Organized activity on behalf of women's rights and interests.



    You are invited to join us at our next meeting:

    Next General Meeting: PENDING


    For more info, contact Bernadine at 713-734-0820
    Please e-mail your agenda items to xociety@yahoo.com by Monday, March 20th
    Agenda items may also be added at beginning of the meeting.


    HOUSTON FEMINIST ROUNDTABLE
    Come to the first meeting as we launch the Houston Feminist Roundtable! Please get involved in this venture to get Houston feminist organizations together in the hopes of developing and articulating a joint agenda for the local women's community. Refreshments will be provided. For more info, contact Bernadine at 713-734-0820 or strongflowerdream@yahoo.com OR Ashley at urbanhoustonian@yahoo.com. Please plan to attend.
    . . . NEXT MEETING - date pending
    Listserv: http://groups.yahoo.com/groups/hfeministroundtable
    E-mail: HoustonFeministRoundtable@yahoo.com


    Lysistrata on Juneteenth
    FRIDAY, June 19th at 7:00pm
    at 8525 Comal Street (Possible Location change)
    (Belfort & across from Sunnyside Park)

    (more info)

    xociety@yahoo.com



    AMAZON POTLUCK
    Date Pending 7:00pm
    at 8525 Comal Street
    (Belfort & across from Sunnyside Park)

    (more info)
    xociety@yahoo.com



    Power Dynamic Study Group
    Saturday, May 8th at 7:00pm
    at 8525 Comal Street
    (Bellfort & across from Sunnyside Park)

    (more info)
    xociety@yahoo.com
    Join our list-serv at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/xociety
    Donations and materials to support our projects or library are greatly appreciated and may be sent to:

    THE AMAZON XOCIETY
    8525 Comal Street
    Houston, Texas 77051

    Please make checks payable to: The Amazon Xociety


    ~ Thank you for your support!!! ~

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