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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.

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

‘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

White Ribbon Australia—and 50 shades of betrayal

White Ribbon Australia—and 50 shades of betrayal

White Ribbon Australia is currently making ‘news’ for all the wrong reasons. First to come to my attention was Clementine Ford’s most brilliant, and word perfect article in Daily Life, titled “White Ribbon Ambassador Tanveer Ahmed’s dangerous message on domestic violence“, in which she expertly exposes Ahmed’s ’emasculation’ and ‘disenfranchisement’ excuses (for male violence) as … Continue reading

When women buy into patriarchy

When women buy into patriarchy

Note: I wrote this post on 28 June, and held off publishing to think about it. I still have not gotten some of the screenshots yet. Self-defined feminists are still the minority of women, radical feminists make up an even smaller minority of that minority. We do not give men ‘the benefit of the doubt’ … Continue reading

Is liberal feminism even feminism any more?

Is liberal feminism even feminism any more?

Firstly, what feminism is: Feminism is a political movement for the emancipation and liberation for all females, regardless of race, class, sexual orientation, reproductive status, disability status, etc. Secondly, what feminism is not: Feminism is not a catch-all social justice movement (although sometimes areas that affect women do become highlighted). Feminism is not a social … Continue reading

NAMALT

NAMALT

NAMALT – internet (feminist) shorthand for ‘Not All Men Are Like That’. Yes, it got its own acronym because of its frequent use, particularly in feminist spaces, but also generally, as most reports of some male doing something really bad to females usually go to great pains to ‘other’ the offender from the rest of … Continue reading

Guest post: You are next

Guest post: You are next

Via Bugbrennan, anonymous quote. First they came for Janice Raymond and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t an academic. Then they came for Mary Daly and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a lesbian. Then they came for  Norah Vincent and I didn’t speak out because I didn’t even read her book. Then they … Continue reading

London Radical Feminist Conference, July 2012

London Radical Feminist Conference, July 2012

Last weekend in London, after nearly quarter of a century underground, the Women’s Liberation Movement rose again when Radical Feminists from many parts of the world met to discuss the current status of all women and girls today. It was fantastic to meet women from all over the UK, Europe and America. Local Activists, Bloggers, … Continue reading

NYC Dyke March – summary

NYC Dyke March – summary

The last post became fragmented due to all the updates as information became available, so a summary post is in order. ETA: Longer video now released, please read the commentary too. A group varying between ten to twenty transwomen and genderqueers approached a small group of lesbians, which included LGBT activist Cathy Brennan. Quite a … Continue reading