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Prostitution – Business Model Fail

Prostitution – Business Model Fail

As a radical feminist, of course I believe that prostitution is inherently harmful—not just directly to the women involved, but to women as a class more generally. But humour me for a bit, I want to explore another side of the “it’s just a job, like any other job” claim from a slightly different angle.

All men need their whores

Lefty dudes, MOC dudes, disabled dudes (apparently) all need their ‘whores’. Never mind that it is the exploitation and violation of women’s HUMAN rights, not to have to have dick stuck into them in order to survive. Modern ‘discourse’ indicates that this is all their own free and estatic choice, free of constraints such as … Continue reading

Battle fatigue

Battle fatigue

I have battle fatigue. After decades of fighting for women’s liberation, we show every sign of going backwards (in feminist analysis/practice at least). Things that I thought were sorted (as far as feminist theory goes) are re-written into bullshit. Radical feminism—’Radical’ meaning going to the root of the problem. The problem, effectively gets defined as … Continue reading

Women cannot beat “the system”

Women cannot beat “the system”

This week saw the sad news of the suicide of Olga Edwards, 36, a solicitor from Sydney. This is a domestic violence related suicide, a toll that is not tracked in Australia (nor many countries). Research done in the UK a number of years ago indicated three women per week were committing suicide to escape … Continue reading

“Just lost it”

“Just lost it”

Time and time again, males accused of killing females, use the ‘defence’ that they “just lost it”. This defence also exists on a background of popular patriarchy mythology that men don’t have emotions, and cannot cry, and are therefore, just as much victims of patriarchy. Let us examine.

‘Inclusive’ is bullshit

‘Inclusive’ is bullshit

Not often do I ‘go off’ at (het) women, but the one time that I do, is their insistence that everything be either male/M2T ‘inclusive’. They need to wake up and smell the patriarchy on this one. This post is really a follow-on after reading Meghan Murphy’s post on “27 years after the Montreal Massacre, … Continue reading

GUEST POST: Spiritual Male Violence Against Women

GUEST POST: Spiritual Male Violence Against Women

A guest post by Elaine Charkowski, permission granted. Spiritual Male Violence Against Women Simone de Beauvoir said, “Man enjoys the great advantage of having a god endorse the code he writes . . . fear of God will keep women in their place.” Women are so MAGNIFICENT, that even after 6,000 years of horrific abuse, … Continue reading

FEMINIST ARCHIVE: My Lai, Sexual Assault and the Black Blouse Girl: Forty-Five Years Later, One of America’s Most Iconic Photos Hides Truth in Plain Sight

FEMINIST ARCHIVE: My Lai, Sexual Assault and the Black Blouse Girl: Forty-Five Years Later, One of America’s Most Iconic Photos Hides Truth in Plain Sight

Sometimes feminist work is far too important to be lost to commercial devouring. This article, by Valerie Wieskamp, from 2013, is one such article, that I am preserving here (as faithfully as possible). The article appears to be originally published on a site called bagnewsnotes.com—which is the linked-to site on the academia.edu page for the … Continue reading

Are we at crisis yet?

Are we at crisis yet?

Sunday, 6th September, 2015 — Kedron, Gold Coast QLD Around 8am, 6-year-old Sydney* Playford was found dead in her bed at home, by her mother, Maria, 36, and Sydney was unresponsive to efforts to revive her. It is believed that Sydney died several hours earlier, probably around 5am, the time that Sydney’s father, Stephen Philip … Continue reading