basic radical feminist views

“A commitment to sexual equality with men is a commitment to becoming the rich instead of the poor, the rapist instead of the raped, the murderer instead of the murdered.”
- Andrea Dworkin

17-year-old white bisexual girl Emma - "deeply violent, very disturbed, and poorly parented" (D'Orsay) - runs this second-wave, radical and radical-leaning feminist blog and has a personal. For answered questions, go here.

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Asker Anonymous Asks:
I wonder, why are women expected to disassociate so much? We watch men wank to porn the plot of which revolves around raping feminists into abandoning the idea that women are people, and we are not even allowed to draw conclusions about these men's personalities based on what they sexually respond to? Something tells me that if the roles were reversed here, nobody would question men's rightful disgust with women.
fuckyeah-radicalfeminism fuckyeah-radicalfeminism Said:

ravefromthegrave:

nextyearsgirl:

Men need to realize that they can only demonstrate how clearly they hate us so many times before we start taking their word for it.

it’s also a proven fact that the more fucked up porn you watch, the more fucked up your desires become. like, everyone i know, including myself, who have quit porn has grown healthier and healthier in their sexual desires. porn fucks with your mind, it makes you think that fucked up shit is arousing when you actually don’t think it is, really. it’s poison for the mind.

the-middle-eastern-feminist:

  • In developing countries, 79 % of economically active women spend their working hours producing food through agriculture. Women are 43% of the farming work force.
  • Yields for women farmers are 20-30 percent lower than for men. This is because women have less access to improved seeds, fertilizers and equipment.
  • Giving women farmers more resources could bring the number of hungry people in the world down by 100 - 150 million people.
  • Surveys in a wide range of countries have shown that 85 - 90 percent of the time spent on household food preparation is women’s time.
  • In some countries, tradition dictates that women eat last, after all the male members and children have been fed.
  • When a crisis hits, women are generally the first to sacrifice their food consumption, in order to protect the food consumption of their families.
  • Malnourished mothers are more likely to give birth to underweight babies. Underweight babies are 20 percent more likely to die before the age of five.
  • Around half of all pregnant women in developing countries are anaemic. This causes around 110,000 deaths during child birth each year.
  • Research confirms that, in the hands of women, an increase in family income improves children’s health and nutrition.
  • Education is key. One study showed that women’s education contributed 43% of the reduction in child malnutrition over time, while food availability accounted for 26%. 
  • SOURCES: Women in Agriculture: Closing the Gender Gap for Development, FAO, March 2011 (Facts 2, 3, 9, 10); The Role of Women in Rural Development, Food Production and Poverty Eradication, UN Women, 2012  (Fact 4);  Committee on Food Security, FAO, 2011;  (Fact 5, 6) Progress for Children: A World Fit for Children, UNICEF, 2007 (Fact 7); The Female Face of Farming, FAO, 2012 (citing Smith and Haddad 2000) (Facts 1 , 8).

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boldlyradicalising:

Being gender-critical and not buying into identity politics doesn’t equal thinking trans people shouldn’t have the right to live their lives safely and with dignity.

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Asker Anonymous Asks:
I've been molested, raped, and sexually assaulted. As a 21 year old it still affects me. What really freaks me out though, is that rape porn and rape fantasies turn me on (I am female)and I ask my boyfriend to choke and slap me during sex(he refuses to go farther than that). Is there something wrong with me?
fuckyeah-radicalfeminism fuckyeah-radicalfeminism Said:

evilfeminist:

ibelieveyouitsnotyourfault:

The fact that you can see it and know it is something to watch is really good. In my experience, like you, it was something I had to learn to manage. It is one thing to get our sexual needs met and another to be causing ourselves harm or keeping the trauma fresh. Hopefully you have a loving, very communicative and aware partner who can see you and your needs, sometimes even when you can’t. I strongly recommend a therapist to help you parse what is healthy and where you might be replicating damage. It can be so difficult. You are brave. Be kind and loving towards yourself." - Jill

Being molested, raped, and sexually assaulted were all things that weren’t up to you. You didn’t get to make a choice, and you didn’t get to give consent, and it’s not ok, and it’s not your fault. Sexually, if you are interested in physically safe, consensual BDSM, that is your choice. You are in charge of your own body, and you get to say how much is too much. You get to be in control of what is ok and what is not. (With your partner’s consent and plenty of clear, open talking, of course) Participating in consensual submission can be really satisfying for those who didn’t always have a choice or get to consent. Have fun!" - Alex

People have different ways of processing things that have happened to them. Believe it or not, this type of role play and fantasy is really common for survivors of sexual assault. It does not mean anything is wrong with you. It’s a common way for many women to process what has happened to them and reclaim a sense of power by being able to choose what happens to them. I would strongly suggest talking with someone like a therapist or counselor if you feel comfortable with it, because these things are so hard to go through on your own. But as long as you are consenting, and nobody is being hurt, I think that what you are doing is fine." - Ijeoma

This poor girl is just re-enacting her trauma, and you are telling her to “have fun”. This is disgusting. 

Asker Anonymous Asks:
I am very offended by your dismissal of genderqueer people. The struggles of female and nb have gone hand in hand for centuries. The fight for female rights is one and the same with the fight for nonbinary, non-passing people who don't fit into defined gender terms.
fuckyeah-radicalfeminism fuckyeah-radicalfeminism Said:

askaradfem:

Well, you’ve got a point - all female-born people should be included in radical feminist analysis of women, but we also need to recognize that these women identify as “non-binary” because of internalized misogyny (and internalized homophobia, in many cases) and accepting their identities as real and valid does absolutely nothing to liberate women as a class. Considering genderqueer a valid identity erases the oppression of women, encourages harmful gender stereotypes and furthers the ideas that women are somehow privileged for being female (“cis” privilege) and that women are content in their oppression (as the solution to womens oppression becomes “stop identifying as a woman to avoid your oppression” in which women are blamed for their own oppression, OR suggests that females who still identifies as women deserve their subjugation). To be able to identify as genderqueer, you need to be able to ignore the oppression that comes with gender, and that is the absolute opposite of being pro-womens liberation.

- Pi

desi-girl-problems:

He called on parents to take responsibility for their sons’ actions, saying parents must teach their sons the difference between right and wrong.

"When we hear about these rapes our heads hang in shame," Mr Modi said.

"Young girls are always asked so many questions by their parents, like ‘where are you going?’. But do parents dare to ask their sons where they are going?" he asked.

Those who commit rape are also someone’s sons. It’s the responsibility of the parents to stop them before they take the wrong path,” he added.

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Okay, say what you want about him, but this is a big deal. This is Prime Minister Modi’s first Independence Day address since being elected. And instead of using this time to talk about Pakistan, like every other Independence Day speech in the past, he stood up there and talked about INDIA’s need for improvement. And amongst his topics, he talked about rape.

And he didn’t describe it as “accidental” or “boys making mistakes”, and he didn’t state that women need to “dress more dignified”, all of which have been said by other Indian politicians. For once, we’re hearing someone put the blame on the rapist, and actually calling out parents to raise their sons properly. Like everyone else, I’m still hoping Modi isn’t another PM who is all talk.

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maarnayeri:

So much love and power to Black mothers in America and Palestinian mothers in the West Bank and Gaza.

You all are so brave, so resilient and so beautiful. Raising children and creating homes of love in perpetual warzones. Utterly indebted, this world owes you so much more.

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gaypocalypse:

Bisexual women with m*nosexual partners have an increased rate of domestic violence compared to every other female demographic.” i can’t believe people still quote this??? as evidence of “m*nosexual privilege” no less? “m*nosexual partners” i.e. we’re making no distinction whatsoever between lesbians and straight men, even though straight men presumably make up the vast majority of this group given that only about 9% of coupled bi people are in same-sex relationships. make no mistake, bi women suffering higher rates of abuse by their male partners than straight women is serious and awful, but lesbians are not responsible for that or privileged by it and to suggest that they are while treating them and straight men as an undifferentiated group is, well. it’s really something, as is using bi women’s abuse at the hands of (overwhelmingly) men to score points against lesbians in an internet argument.

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minarchist:

hedonisticparadise:

FYI lesbians not wanting to have sex with bisexual women does not constitute as biphobia

Anyone not wanting to have sex someone does not constitute as oppression.

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