Defend Feminists Campaign (DFC) exists to expose abuse towards feminists who suffer damage to their reputations, careers and who endure social ridicule, defamation, libel and threats of violence, and in some cases, actual physical harm due to expressing woman-centered feminist views. DFC also provides grassroots support to feminists in need of reprieve from abuse by offering persecuted feminists a group to turn to that will listen and brainstorm ideas for how best feminists can defend themselves and recover from misogynistic abuse online and in their communities and neighborhoods.
DFC seeks support for women’s speech regardless of supporters’ agreement or disagreement with their ideas. DFC works to win active support from groups of women and other oppressed populations, and artistic, environmental, antiwar, anti-racist, and labor groups.
“There’s really no such thing as ‘the voiceless’. There are only the deliberately silenced or the preferably unheard.” Arundhati Roy