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I think we need a thread to collect and vent about all the stupid and regressive shit that is being passed off as feminist or "empowerment" for women.
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>central figure in the early development of radical feminism and second-wave feminism and a founding member of three radical-feminist groups: New York Radical Women, Redstockings, and New York Radical Feminists
>regarded pregnancy and childbirth as "barbaric" (a friend of hers compared labor to "shitting a pumpkin")
>believed that "[T]he end goal of feminist revolution must be, unlike that of the first feminist movement, not just the elimination of male privilege but of the sex distinction itself: genital differences between human beings would no longer matter culturally."
>urged the emergence of artificial reproduction so reproduction could be completely separated from the female body
I've never read any of her books but after reading her page on wikipedia I had to check again it was about a radfem cause at a point it seemed more like I was reading about a TRA. So basically she wanted the same loony stuff trannies do like "the end of sex distinction" and urged for reproduction to be "completely independent of women"? Plus, how can you claim to be a feminist at the same time you have so much despise for childbirth and pregnancy, when this is our natural biological roles in reproduction?
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This topic may be uncomfortable for some, but I'd like to discuss sex.
Since the sex revolution of the 1960's, formerly unacceptable forms of sex are accepted as normal. Women are expected not to be "prudish". This means allowing their boyfriend to do sexual acts that might not be healthy. I think most American Women, at some point, have been pressured in this way. I see this as aggression towards Women, and an infringement of Women's Rights.
Pornography has played a huge role in this trend. Women are routinely humiliated, injured, dehumanized, and turned into an object of lust. In my opinion, we need to make pornography illegal. It serves no purpose other than enslaving women and entertaining men. Imagine the salty tears men will cry when their favorite "fap material" is taken away.
What do you think? Does this seem important?
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Literature On Women
ITT: We discuss literature related to women's history, our place in societies/cultures/religions, etc.
To start, has anyone read "Who Cooked The Last Supper?" by Rosalind Miles? It goes into detail on women's history, as well as our suppression through the ages. It's been widely lauded as essential feminist reading.
I've only just started reading it myself, but I'd really like to share and discuss it with other anons. Here's a pdf:
Feel free to share any other books (or even articles) you've read on this topic!
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Am I the only one?
Am I the only one like this? I am critical of the very idea of gender. Feminism should be grounded in the female sex. In that regard, I would be Gender Critical. I also think the TRAs are a problem, erasing women and allowing men into women's spaces.
However I do not agree with the ultra-sex-negative aspects of it. Just so we're clear, I don't subscribe to the libfemmy "everything is feminist" bollocks. Porn for example, is not inherently evil imo. Women who are forced to do it or are doing it out of desperation is but not porn as a whole. Does that mean porn is inherently feminist? No. Not everything has to be. It doesn't make it good or bad. Doing porn should be her choice, not influenced or forced due to bad circumstances.
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Banks walked so we could run. She's mentally ill but has more courage and guts to stand against those fuckers than all the cocksuckers labeled as feminists.
She's not afraid to use her voice as a black woman and speak for herself ,coming across as a "nasty, flop b***h" but does it anyway even with all repercussions. Respect.
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pickmes, handmaids & tradthots
a pickme is a woman, often with low self esteem, who parrots so called "skeptic"/anti sjw/anti feminist rhetoric in the hopes of gaining male attention and male followers and in order to seem edgy. there are different kinds of pickmes; some are conservative tradthots while some have libfem views and use their hypersexuality to pander to men. the things they all have in common though is that pretty much all of them think they're "not like other girls" and are desperate for male attention.
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ITT: post and share your favorite feminist movies, documentaries, videos, literature, comics, etc
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Dysphoric Female General
Does anyone else suffer from dysphoria? How do you cope with it through radfem lenses?
I have pretty intense body dysphoria since puberty and have a very hateful relationship with my female body, ironically enough i never indentified as a troon because i also did not want male characteristics, wanting to be a pre-pubescent genderless enby was my dream.
I've been considering either a mastectomy or drastic breast reduction for a while now because my breasts bring me the most discomfort, but now being exposed to gender critical theory made me wonder if there any other ways of diminishing the issue.
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Appreciating young male beauty
I somewhat feel that there's a double standard regarding being able to talk about young male beauty, true male beauty is very short-lived and it often feels like the only who get to appreciate that beauty are a subset of gay men, and they've kept it for themselves, women also place restrictions on themselves and feel they can't appreciate it
Well I'm sick of it, I want it to be more acceptable the beauty of young men
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Porn ban discussion
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Thoughts on Accelerationist XenoFeminism?
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Friendly reminder that this is what "sex work is work" advocates for.
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Do you make RadFem art that you can't post in main because your account will get nuked? Post it here!
Also discuss RF artists, the harassment they recieve, and everything in between.
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Am I still sexist?
Sometimes I think a great portion of my fellow radfems throw around the word "rape" and "harassment" too loosely and say they are traumatized of something like a guy catcalled her on the streets. (Female objectification is one of our biggest problems but I don't think this is going to be affective on ending it). I think some them pass exaggerated feelings of vulnerability
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Some radfems are so full of resentment and their crankiness is ridiculous to see. They're petty and ready to throw any woman under the bus if they don't lick their asses and agree with every shit they said.
If stays like this we won't go anywhere.
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Before r/GenderCritical and the pp threads on lc there existed radblr, a collequal name given to the radical feminist community on Tumblr, one could argue that it planted the seeds of what we have today but today radblr is a fucking mess
The infighting with in the community is rediculus and the reasons they fight are also so fucking stupid, on first appearance s it can appear like it's the lesbian separatist radfems vs the het partnered radfems but it's much more crazier then that, cause of the many apperant die hard lesbian separatist radfems turned out to have secret boyfriends, many of the lesbian radfems really weren't all that misandrist so they would get accused of being handmaidens often times by straight women
Then there's economics and lifestyle issues, cause the vegan radfems and non vegan radfems have so many petty fights, many radfems want to live in women only communes but none of them have the practical skills for it, the whole community is a mess and nothing gets accomplished
I much prefered the radfem community on r/GC cause the mods kept things in check and the separate niche subs that were interconnected kept everyone happy
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Radical or just feminist?
I get the feeling that not everyone here identifies as a radfem. I'm not sure that I do myself, the feminist part certainly. But I find myself mostly drawn to radfem circles for being the only group to consistently be calling the emperor naked, which means not repeating the lie that 'trans women are women'. But I don't think pointing out that that's obviously wrong is really all that radical! It seems like it must be when it's an opinion that will get you ostracised from most groups, but aside from this issue I tend toward liberal opinions on most topics. I am super about choice and individual agency.
Following on from the discussion in the PP thread, I think radical feminism has some strong ideas but a minority appeal. Should we try to reform radical feminism, or define our own feminism? I think liberal feminist ideology has become corrupt with the acceptance of the trans narrative, which upholds and enforces traditional gender roles. But people think that 'terfs' are out to get GNC people. I love GNC people. I am GNC people.
Sorry if this is rambling just some thoughts, I found the conversation in the PP thread interesting and want to keep it going. I truly believe our view of gender has the advantage of being correct and talking about how we can show others the light is a conversation worth having.