16-year-old white bisexual girl Emma runs this second-wave, radical and radical-leaning feminist blog and has a personal. For answered questions, go here.

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

Liberation and love for all women is the game. Please ask if you need a particular trigger tagged. Other questions are always welcome.
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moniquill:

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conquerorwurm:

I love that age when little girls get really  weird and mystical and savage

Like nine through eleven years old, those are some weird years for us

Man that was a rough few years for me but god I was wonderfully strange.

Tags above me:
#wait is this a thing that’s normal?#NO ONE TOLD ME THIS WAS NORMAL#ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME I WOULD HAVE BEEN SPARED A WHOLE LOT OF BULLSHIT IF I KNEW THAT WAS NORMAL

Ok so here’s the thing.
9-11 is that age where children-socialized-as-girls sense, from cultural messages, that they will not be allowed to get away with fucking ANYTHING shortly. See also Reviving Ophelia ( http://www.amazon.com/Reviving-Ophelia-Saving-Selves-Adolescent/dp/1594481881 )for the soul-crushing horror that awaits them in socialized-as-young-women adolescence.

Girls see that coming, and the mystical feral stage is rebellion and defiance against it.

(while we’re at it, http://www.amazon.com/Ophelia-Speaks-Adolescent-Girls-Search/dp/0060952970/ref=pd_sim_b_3)

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legumed:

Gender is a system of domination and subordination, not what clothes you put on in the morning. Gender is a cage that women are coercively forced into from the moment we take our first breath. Stretching out the hierarchy with female at the bottom and male at the top to include fairy genders and bunselves won’t keep little girls from walking with their eyes down until some one tells them it’s okay to look up.

(via the-fly-on-fire)

You say radical feminists don’t want you, as someone who identifies as transgender, to exist. This is a non-truth and a non-argument. Radical feminists don’t want gender to exist. Gender is not equivalent to human life. Gender is what immiserates human life; specifically, the lives of women.

You say that, as someone who “feels like a woman” and “presents like a woman”, you are harassed and threatened on the street. I’m sorry. Nobody should have to endure that. But let’s be clear: the men who do this—we all know who the perpetrators are—either think you are a woman (and therefore want sex) or think you are a man who looks too much like a woman (and therefore want to punish you for defying the hierarchy).

I strive to never downplay or deny the cruelty faced by any human being. The cruelty you endure and the cruelty that any transgender-identifying person endures is wrong and should be fought tooth and nail. That you experience cruelty, however, does not make you a woman.

Radical feminists are on the front-lines of the fight for human rights and against injustice. They are striving to abolish one of the world’s most powerful institutions. They are striving to live in a world where human beings can just be human beings, regardless of how we like to dress or talk or act.

angryshortfemme:

sex negativity cares way more about women’s sexuality/agency of their own bodies than sex positivity ever will

but somehow people think all we do is shame women for having sex, which is the exact opposite of true

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gendertreason:

For the kink community to feel okay about itself, it needs us to believe that there exists out there a huge number of men who are deeply, passionately, personally opposed to sexual violence and also super aroused pretending to rape and beat bound women. Sorry, not buying it.

(via the-fly-on-fire)

The straight man finds thin high fashion models so offensive because they are not pleasing to his penis. The high fashion aesthetic is the only mainstream beauty standard in the world that doesn’t please him and revolve around him, and it infuriates him.

He doesn’t give a shit about women’s health, patriarchy, body image, young girls, labour, self-esteem, hate-marketing or anything else. He is just bitter because there are beautiful women in the world that are rewarded with $$$ and he doesn’t find them fuckable.

Horrifyingly, many girls said they believed that men cannot keep themselves from harassing or grabbing women, describing men as ‘unable to control their sexual desires.’ According to the report, ‘they perceived everyday harassment and abuse as normal male behavior, and as something to endure, ignore, or maneuver around.’

fauxcyborg:

Feminism isn’t about choice, I mean like, obviously the liberation of women includes the broadening of what is available to us, but saying it’s about choice is wrong.

Saying feminism is about choice is what’s gotten us into the Lean In, plutocratic feminism that celebrates women who conform to violent, capitalistic patriarchal standards.

So to anyone who’s told me feminism is about choice, well, we’ve got a major disagreement there.

(via youhauntyourbagofbones)

Every rape is a grave violation of physical and mental integrity. Every rape has the potential to profoundly debilitate, to render the woman homeless in her own body and destroy her sense of security in the world. Every rape is an expression of male domination and misogyny, a vehicle of terrorizing and subordinating women. Like torture, rape takes many forms, occurs in many contexts, and has different repercussions for different victims. Every rape is multidimensional, but not incomparable.

Rhonda Copelon, “Surfacing Gender: Reconceptualizing Crimes Against Women in Time of War”. (x)

Most men never think about patriarchy—what it means, how it is created and sustained. Many men in our nation would not be able to spell the word or pronounce it correctly. The word “patriarchy” just is not a part of their normal everyday thought or speech. Men who have heard and know the word usually associate it with women’s liberation, with feminism, and therefore dismiss it as irrelevant to their own experiences. I have been standing at podiums talking about patriarchy for more than thirty years. It is a word I use daily, and men who hear me use it often ask me what I mean by it.

Nothing discounts the old antifeminist projection of men as all-powerful more than their basic ignorance of a major facet of the political system that shapes and informs male identity and sense of self from birth until death.

bell hooks, “Understanding Patriarchy” (via heteroglossia)

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