me at the family event: well actually gender is just a social construct and only exists as a lubricant for the Capitalist Machine

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The next time a man starts yelling at you, cut him off and tell him you just can’t talk to him when he’s being so emotional.

I have done this and can confirm that is a LOT of fun to watch them implode afterward.

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Anonymous: hey :) I count myself as a 'feminist,' but I'm really interested in the key principles of rad feminism - could you outline them/point the way to a good basic manifestoish thing? (obviously there probably won't be like organised policies but it would be great to get a good idea of what rad feminism constitutes) :)


Prepare for a long answer that I sent to someone a little while back!

for starters, radical feminism is:

  • anti-porn (it warps sexuality, causes women to be objectified and is massively harming to the people who are in it)
  • anti-prostitution (when money is the deciding factor in consent there can be no real consent; objectifies those who work as prostitutes [mainly women and children] by making them available for money; however, individual sex workers are supported because many women must do what they have to in order to survive)
  • choice-critical (our choices do not exist in a vacuum; while it is not wrong to act individually, not everything a feminist does is feminist)
  • BDSM-critical (our sexual choices are deeply influenced by the society we live in and we should not ignore that; much of the BDSM community is extremely abusive and blanketly ignores rape)
  • beauty-critical (many signifiers of femininity [e.g., long hair, good nails, high heels, makeup, shaving, curves, skirts] are intended to restrict and prettify women, whereas the way men look allows them to do and BE much more; while it is okay to engage in beauty practices to cope in society, they are NOT feminist in themselves)
  • anti-sex positivity (it leaves no room for survivors of trauma, it asserts that we must escape from mediaeval, restrictive notions of female sexuality whereas the idea that women should be sexually available at all times is just as prevalent in today’s society)

at its root - which is what “radical” means, “of the root” or “going back to basics” - radical feminism basically works off the idea that patriarchy, the system of having men superior and women inferior, is the basis of much of our society today. radical feminism attempts to address the root cause of women’s oppression instead of trying to dismantle “the master’s house with the master’s tools”. in patriarchy, men and women - adult human males and adult human females - are stereotyped based on sex. the ideas of “masculinity” - strength, stoicism, violence - and “femininity” - weakness, submission, beauty - are applied to men and women to debase females and raise males above them. in radical feminism, "gender" and "gender roles" are the same concept - gender is not a binary or a spectrum, it is an oppressive hierarchy with MAN above and WOMAN below. the gender applied to female is feminine and the gender applied to male is masculine.

one way this can be explained is to take the concept of “woman”. remove all the stereotypes from it, all the associations of being “womanly”. these associations are what radfems refer to as gender. “woman” must thus refer to “adult human female”, not some vague conception of feeling or identity. without forceful gender associations - “women cook”, “women wear makeup”, “women are gentle”, “women are caring” - gender does not exist. without gender and stereotypes we would have no male institutional and individual power - thus liberation - and thus equality.

(this is why radfems feel that instead of redefining new spaces in gender, we need to move away from it altogether and reject the ideas of being cisgender, transgender, bigender, whatever. the fact is that everyone feels uncomfortable with their gender, their assigned gender role, to varying extents; however you want to express yourself is fine, just don’t say it makes you “cis” or “trans” or anything - because it doesn’t! it makes you a human being with likes and tastes, it doesn’t mean you have to put yourself into a “gender” and thus a “role”.)

this will give you some very useful information on how radical feminism is applied:


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You Aren’t Boring I Just Suck At Conversations I’m Sorry: a novel by me

I’m Not Ignoring You I Just Don’t Know What To Say: a sequel by me

I Feel Like I have Nothing Interesting To Say So I Don’t Say Anything At All And I’m Really Sorry Don’t Stop Talking To Me: the trilogy.

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