“Women shouldn’t have to prove anything, including a “shared girlhood,” to be able to meet and organize with other female-born persons without being harassed. The fact that liberal feminists are buying into this idea–that without a universally shared experience, it’s illogical and bigoted for a group to be able to define itself and exclude non-members–is a sign of how far feminist analysis has fallen since feminists started “doing” feminism online.”Continue reading
“When someone who idealizes women in this way transitions to living as a woman, they often talk a lot about losing privilege. What they are actually doing is, very often, nothing of the sort……when it came to the patriarchy, they were being shit upon by traditional masculinity. Instead, they’re seeking to move up, not down. They want to move into women’s spaces, where their male socialization will make it easier for them to get ahead, be assertive, and be at the top of their social hierarchy with other women talking to them and ensuring that they don’t feel lonely.”Continue reading
On Choice and Prostitution
The always-excellent Meghan Murphy has written a great article on prostitution and the myth of choice for Verity magazine.
“The argument against prostitution is fairly simple: Women should not have to have sex with men they don’t desire. Women should be able to survive and thrive without having to accommodate male desires and abuse in order to pay their rent or feed their children.Continue reading
One of the things that happens to you if you run a radical feminist, gender-critical page or blog, or even if you just comment on articles from this perspective, is that some dewy-eyed young third-wave ‘feminist’ will turn up and explain breathlessly that you just need to read some Judith Butler…Continue reading
When Women’s Rights Are #NotADebate
Helen Saxby has written an excellent summary of the state of play around the proposed changes to the Gender RecognitionContinue reading
We are all TERFs now
And probably non-binary too. These days, it comes down to who owns the word ‘woman’. It might all matter aContinue reading
I want a twenty four hour truce during which there is no rape.
This is the full text of Andrea Dworkin’s speech to a Men’s Movement group – at the time, supposedly aContinue reading
Gender Performativity is Victim Blaming
Here is a really solid analysis from Anti Porn London of why gender performativity, the concept so beloved of queerContinue reading