Posts tagged feminism
Posts tagged feminism
The Ethical Prude: Imagining An Authentic Sex Negative Feminism by A Radical TransFeminist (via friendlyangryfeminist)
I know a lot of people hate radical feminism, but there are some folks (like the author of this piece) who have been trying to reclaim the more worthwhile parts from the scumbaggery. This is a long, but excellent piece and definitely worth reading.(via downlo)
Is it better to organize your politics around identity or your “relation to power”? Feminism, for example:
Basically, saying “this group is for women” can be too broad to do any good and too many people’s needs can get ignored (women’s rights! but lesbians you’re being distracting and your unpopularity is bringing us down. GLBT rights! but wait your turn trans ppl, we can only focus on so many issues at a time), but there is strength in numbers.
Is it worth the trade off? Is fighting the general powers that be too wide a shot to be effective? Do we go by the ideal and consider all aspects of a person, or do we trim the edges a bit to streamline the progress process?
(Input is quite welcome.)
Honestly disrespect towards a fellow feminist is not only immature it is outright counter productive towards any kind of social change.
Yes, feministslut I am talking to you. Your so called rolling of the eyes does nothing for feminist movement except to cause fights within it. I was simply stating that women’s rights is a term that can be exclusive, and we don’t need to use the term in order to focus on humanizing women. I refuse to exclude non binary people.
And I refuse to throw “women’s rights” away when it has and continues to be a way for women to understand their oppression. I’m not going to force women to get a new vocabulary to understand their oppression because it doesn’t describe every single persons oppression.
If you think feminist haven’t been fighting within the movement since it began, you might want to check our history. We have not been a unified movement, ever. We will never be a unified movement and I am okay with that.
you can take your “i don’t have to include every single form of oppression” and SHOVE IT. i am so SICK of privileged feminists using this phrase as a way to avoid taking responsibility for being oppressive. just a few days ago a white feminist said this exact same thing to “explain” why she was pretending that white-women-only statistics represented all women. you’re treating intersectionality as this incredibly inconvenient and difficult task to consider—women have to learn a whole new vocabulary!—just like every other feminist before you that refuses to be held accountable for the oppression they perpetuate.
and i hear it every.goddamn.time. a feminist is called out on being racist, ableist, classist, binarist, or cissexist because god forbid you give a damn about marginalization that doesn’t affect you personally. like it’s some kind of unreasonable demand to expect feminists to acknowledge that sexism and misogyny impact more than just cis binary white middle-class able-bodied western women. we’re not even asking you to fight for us. just fucking recognize that we exist, but no, you can’t even do such a simple thing.
and. you’re totally okay with oppression happening within the feminist movement? real nice. it’s disgusting that you feel so comfortable stating this openly and claim “well i never said i was radical” as a cop out. it’s not “radical” to make an effort to not be an oppressive dick, it’s called basic human decency. really, this speaks volumes about where your priorities lie. your suggestion to check out the history of feminism is actually pretty accurate seeing as how this second-wave bullshit you’re spouting fits right in with feminism’s past and present as a tool of oppression. gross.
this is why i love youarenotyou
To me it seems like objectification by women, but I KNOW that can’t be the case because some awesome feminists have started doing this. I need a feminist perspective on this please?
(reblogging so someone can explain. Obviously, I’m cool with posting myself because I hate my body and it’s awesome to hear how attractive and acceptable it is)
I wrote a post about this a while back, but basically, if you want to post pictures of your body on the Internet, it’s your body and you have the right to choose what you want to do with it. Period. End of story. It doesn’t matter if you’re doing it because you think it will make you feel better about your body, if you’re doing it because you think nudity shouldn’t be intrinsically sexual, if you’re doing it because you want to sell content on other sites, or if you’re doing it because you want more followers. Criticizing other people’s judgments about what they do with their bodies isn’t feminism, IMO.
That’s not to say that no one ever feels pressured by Topless Tuesday to take pictures when they don’t really want to, or there are never times when people who post pictures of themselves feel objectified. I just think that criticizing the people who post pictures of themselves is not a very useful strategy in fighting those forces. Instead of wondering why those people are posting pictures of themselves and whether they are being good feminists, if you want to fight that objectification why not start interrogating the people who are constantly demanding tt pix, even when people have explicitly stated they don’t want to post them? Why not focus your questioning on the people who reblog those pictures, delete the original commentary, and replace it with their own objectifying commentary?
(Source: , via queerthanks)