DE L’USAGE DE CE MANIFESTE
LUSTED MEN wishes to make movement by integrating all the people who recognize themselves in it and wish to take part in it.
Under the name LUSTED MEN we wish to see the emergence, in different places and times, of acts (images, words, writings, performances…) and activities that celebrate the beauty of men* and the multiplicity of our desires for them. This wish is accompanied by questioning, discussions, curiosities, gaps. Each person or association that recognizes itself in this manifesto can take LUSTED MEN with it to spread, continue, work according to its way, as long as it shares our values:
LUSTED MEN is part of a feminist, anti-sexist, trans-inclusive approach and rejects any naturalistic and essentialist conception of gendered identities, sexualities and relationships between sex groups.
LUSTED MEN is opposed to sexism, racism, validism, classism, ageism, homophobia, transphobia, grossophobia and all forms of discrimination. LUSTED MEN says NO to hatred in general and to all its expressions.
Conversely, whoever does not say YES does not consent!
The consent of the participants must be clearly obtained.
Photographs depicting persons under 18 years of age are not allowed in the collection.
This manifesto is intended to evolve with the encounters, the need for clarification, the need for expressions, which they will bring out. The words proposed here can be taken up, adapted, changed, modified, in order to correspond differently, better, to other cultures, to other ways of thinking, as long as the objective of participating in the emancipation of individuals out of systemic domination is respected.
We use the words “man*” and “woman*” with an asterisk (*) to assert an open use. That is to say, in our eyes, each individual determines for himself his sexual identity and gender. For the same reasons, we use inclusive writing in our documents, whether they are intended for internal or external communication, or of an administrative nature.
We are aware that non-binary people**, without gender identity, or with fluid gender identities, may not find an explicit entry here. We reaffirm that the collection is open to them and we welcome their participation and suggestions.
We intend to respect, recognize, and accept in their differences people who have no desire at all, or who do not know what their desire is. The same applies to people who are not interested in erotic images.
In a perspective of deconstruction of dominations, we encourage horizontal rather than hierarchical functioning, consensus rather than voting, long discussions with several people rather than quick decision making by one.