Posts tagged feminism
Posts tagged feminism
how can you not see ableism as a feminist issue
autistic girls, especially black autistic girls, are misdiagnosed and underdiagnosed because of the focus on white cis boys and how they present as autistic
disabled girls and women often have their consent violated, both in medical procedures and otherwise, our bodies and minds are often not considered are own and we are dismissed as not having the capacity to make our own decisions
on top of that many disabled girls are seen as delusional and their speaking out about the abuse they have face, by whatever communication method, is often seen as them making things up and over reacting
many disabled women are fetishised and seen as an outrageous ‘thing’ to fuck, but are not seen as human
disabled girls, especially physically disabled girls, do not live up to ideas of beauty in our society and often have extreme self esteem issues
disabled women and girls face more shit than you could ever know and I need you to understand
Ableism. Is. A. Feminist. Issue.
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