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.

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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grrrlfever:

motivation behind misogyny:

  • men maintaining power over women

results of misogyny:

  • rape, abuse, murder, lower pay, less opportunities, general discrimination and loss of power, restrictive gender roles, and much, much more.

motivation behind misandry:

  • men as a group sure do a lot of bad things as a result of their gendered power and male privilege, i’m not sure that i trust them or even like them.

results of misandry:

  • hurt feelings

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audacitymadethequeen:

thepoliticalfreakshow:

The True Trayvon Martin

  • He didn’t eat pork bc his father didn’t. Once his uncle fixed pork chops; they smelled so good,he called them “beef chops” & ate 1.
  • He was passionate about aviation.
  • When he volunteered at a soup kitchen for. The first time, he was astounded by the US hunger crisis.
  • He loved his little cousins birthday parties. Even as a teen, he wasn’t too cool for Chuck E. Cheese.
  • He was modest about saving his father from dying in a house fire. His father called him his best friend bc of it.
  • Hoodies made *him* feel safe. Like so many teens (and adults), he wore them as a protective shell, a security garment.
  • He called his dad, “My ol’ boy.” Lord, how he loved his dad.
  • When folks wanted to tease him, they said, “Boy, you too skinny to take a breath.” And he’d just smile.
  • If he wanted to hang out with his cousins and they had chores, he helped so they could finish faster.
  • His uncle said they never had to ask him to do something twice.
  • At 17, he was still into BMX bikes. He could cat-walk wheelie.
  • The tattoo on his wrist read, “Sybrina.”
  • The tattoo on his chest read, “Cora” — his grandmother’s name.
  • I’m going to stop here. But just claim one of these memories I tweeted. Carry part of this boy with you, write him on your heart.
  • Write the beautiful details of all the black children you meet on your heart. That’s where they’ll be safest.
  • I feel like this stuff is important.

All facts about Trayvon are from this Esquire article.

I will never forget Trayvon. Never.

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daughtersofdig:

Meet The Generation Of Incredible Native American Women Fighting To Preserve Their Culture by Danielle Seewalker for Marie Claire UK

Native Americans represent just one per cent of the US population and some languages have only one speaker left. Now a new generation is fighting to preserve the culture.

Meet the women leading that fight: http://www.marieclaire.co.uk/blogs/547176/meet-the-generation-of-incredible-native-american-women-fighting-to-preserve-their-culture.html#y5UioxWL1hQHhom1.01

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In the United States, access to tampons and pads for low-income women is a real problem, too: food stamps don’t cover feminine hygiene products, so some women resort to selling their food stamps in order to pay for “luxuries” like tampons. Women in prison often don’t have access to sanitary products at all, and the high cost of a product that half the population needs multiple times a day, every month for approximately 30 years, is simply, well, bullshit.

- The case for free tampons (via stuffmomnevertoldyou)

You know, I don’t think I’ve ever heard anybody suggest that toilet paper or paper towels in public bathrooms shouldn’t be free.  We’d consider it outrageous if that very basic necessity were to be missing, or provided only for purchase.

And yet.

(via animatedamerican)

(via genderheretic)

The othering of women is fundamental to basic training, in which men are accused of being women in order to toughen them up. Without the concept of ‘women’ as social inferiors from whom the male soldiers must differentiate themselves by their actions, the male soldier might have no founding myth to hang onto, no rationale. When US soldiers buy prostituted women for use in rest and recreation in areas which have often been supervised by military police, as in Korea, they are working to further differentiate themselves from women and to develop the aggressive masculinity which will enable them to kill others. They affirm male bonding by visiting brothels in groups. Women soldiers are deprived of this bonding activity and, presumably, of the other benefits that the US military considers that prostitution provides to its male soldiers. They are not equal in this respect but represent precisely in their persons the ‘others’ on and in whose bodies the male soldiers are being trained to be men. Some feminist critics of the military and of militarization have pointed out not just that the military is a masculine institution, as are other institutions that women seek to enter such as the police force or fire service, but that it requires masculinity in order to function.
The use of prostitution in its many forms to comfort and entertain soldiers, to pump them up, to maintain their military aggression, is pervasive across militaries and conflict zones. Pornography can be used in military training too, to encourage soldiers to distinguish themselves from women and develop their aggressive masculinity.
Sheila Jeffreys (via seebster)

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directorlazard:

rapeculturerealities:

fuckyeahifightlikeagirl:

sweetsugaryshock:

beben-eleben:

For future reference.

Thank you.

For those who would ever need it. -C

reblogging here because i can see this being relevant to anyone who’s ever tried to get out of an abusive relationship

Reblogging because that last comment made me reread the whole thing in a new light and realize this could be vital information. So, putting it out there for everyone, and hoping no one ever really needs it.

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wtfsocialjustice:

Submission:

Yes, cause you know… The only purpose on labeling bodies in “male” and “female” is opressing people. Because in cause you need medical help of any kind, the doctor won’t need to know your SEX to know your hormones and how your body will work with different meds.

Who needs doctors or biologists when people on the internet can teach us about sex instead

Let’s talk: how you can be cis or trans if your body literally becomes female or male by your identifying as such?

wtfsocialjustice:

Submission:

Yes, cause you know… The only purpose on labeling bodies in “male” and “female” is opressing people. Because in cause you need medical help of any kind, the doctor won’t need to know your SEX to know your hormones and how your body will work with different meds.

Who needs doctors or biologists when people on the internet can teach us about sex instead

Let’s talk: how you can be cis or trans if your body literally becomes female or male by your identifying as such?

hellborndaughter:

hellborndaughter:

Hey everyone,

Due to some unforeseen circumstances in the last week and a half, I am going to be $150 short on my rent that is owed on the 1st. I was able to get an extension from my landlord to pay by the 3rd without late fee penalty which is $5 a day.

I don’t have any goods or skills to trade for donations, but I would really appreciate all the help I can get. I’ve been trying to sell personal items on Craigslist and things like that but am having no luck so far.

If you can donate, you can find a donate button on my profile or send me a message asking for the email address.

If you can’t donate, I would really appreciate a signal boost.

Thank you all for taking the time to help in whatever way you can.

Okay so since I cannot get the donate button to appear on a page or in a post, and my layout prevents people from being able to click on the actual button and I don’t know how to fix this,

the email address for my paypal is keiha.danaher@gmail.com

Thank you again.

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Asker Anonymous Asks:
The thing about the feminism part is that alot of males feel really uneasy with all the "perpetrator" bullshit going that males are the cause of rape culture and so on. Soon there will be no way for a woman to feel safe with a male since the feminism bullshit has basicly told them that males can't be trusted. I know you feminists wants to get rid of the rape culture that is today but it just feels like I as a male gets identified as a potential rapist. What are your thoughts on that?
fuckyeah-radicalfeminism fuckyeah-radicalfeminism Said:

witchbornwitch:

radfemale:

But statistically, males are the perpetrators of all crimes against women. 

Rape, for example.

In 2011, the US Centers for Disease Control found that “nearly 20% of all women” in the United States suffered rape or attempted rape sometime in their life. More than a third of the victims were raped before the age of 18.

Many rapes by males against females are unreported because of “fear of reprisal from the assailant” and because of “shame…and deep-seated cultural notions that the woman is somehow to blame”. Researchers from the University of Surrey estimate that approximately 1 in 7 rapes by males against females are reported

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So I think men need to stop worrying about how much sex, love and affection they’re going to get out of women and start thinking about the epidemic of rape and violence against women. Stop thinking ‘wow how hard have we got it as males being portrayed like this’ and start thinking about the countless women that ARE hurt by males. We all are in some way. Don’t do these things to GET THINGS from women, just be a fucking good person and believe in justice. The (uncomfortable for you) truth is that your sex DOES oppress women, and physical/sexual violence is only one part of misogyny. Every time a male denies this and victimises themselves, the more apparent it is that men care way more about their sex’s reputation than they do about the misogynistic acts against women and you all need to wake the fuck up from your supremacy bull shit.

Anon, are you seriously prioritizing your feelings as a male feeling, “uneasy,” above those that have been victimized by men?

dragonsupremacy:

When you try to legitimise the use of stupid, contradictory terms like “heteroromantic homosexual” you are erasing romantic & emotional attraction from homosexuality, you are reinforcing the idea that homosexuality is purely about having sex & has nothing to do with love. This is so hurtful for gay & lesbian young people whose families & peers believe their sexual orientations are based in sexual deviance & perversion. I know so many homophobic people who can’t even comprehend the idea of someone falling in love with a person of the same sex. I can’t even convince them that lesbian women & gay men in happy, loving relationships exist because as soon as they hear words like gay or homosexual they think of predators grooming children into their “disgusting lifestyle” & that is the full extent of the image they want to have about homosexual people.

I abhor that people take words & concepts that are useful for specific contexts & apply them to contexts they are most definitely not meant for. Hint: romantic labels are for asexuals only. Romance is a component of sexuality so if you’re not asexual there is no point in calling yourself “homoromantic” this or “heteroromantic” that, & you are not a lesbian if you are romantically interested in men. Lesbians are women who are romantically & sexually attracted to women. Stop trying to change the meaning of words & stop taking words that aren’t meant for you so you can create your very own special snowflake identity. I don’t care if you only fall in love with men & only have sex with women or vice versa. Find another word.