Category Feminism

Forbidden Discourse: The Silencing of Feminist Criticism of “Gender”

Forbidden Discourse: The Silencing of Feminist Criticism of “Gender” An open statement from 37 radical feminists from five countries. August 12, 2013 We, the undersigned 1960s radical feminists and current activists, have been concerned for some time about the rise within the academy and mainstream media of “gender theory,” which avoids naming men and the […]

How “identity” became everything

“The phenomenon of the drag queen dramatically demonstrates such boundary violation. Like whites playing “black face”, he plays at incorporation of the oppressed role without being incorporated in it.” Mary Daly, Gyn/Ecology – 1978 Three months ago, ABC news editor Don Ennis walked into work in a dress and a wig and told colleagues he […]

AN OPEN LETTER TO DENISE BROGAN-KATOR

This is my response to a letter written to Catharine MacKinnon by Denise Brogan-Kator. For clarity, I have copied Denise Brogan-Kator’s letter below (in italics), and my response to each point follows. A few weeks ago I got an email from my friend and former law professor, Catharine MacKinnon. She was reaching out to me […]

Men don’t really understand objectification

The next man who mansplains to me about how men have it just as bad as women, I’ll point him in the direction of this article. As another woman put it, ‘these days a male Tory has more empathy for women than leftie feminists’.

RadFem 2013: we didn’t kill any men

On 8th & 9th June 2013 a conference for radical feminists was held in central London. ‘RadFem 2013’, as it was termed, aimed ‘to re-build a radical feminist movement and support the re-emerging interest in radical feminism among women.’ Its organisers claimed to be ‘committed to building a strong and vibrant women’s liberation movement and […]

‘Feminist mother’ is not an oxymoron

I’ve always been suspicious of people who declare themselves to be animal lovers – and usually have a veritable collection of four-legged friends to prove it – whilst disdaining children. Preferring the company of animals does not mean that you have to loathe children, does it? Believe me, I can well see the attraction of […]

For Party Crashers: Our Argument On Safe-Spaces For Women

(Headline and text copyright of The Lesbian Mafia. I’ve copied and pasted it in full below, with a link to the original Storify.) Since people do not READ anything and just go nuts we will make our point AGAIN that anyone can get into safe-spaces for women if we make the law and the policy that any […]