Q:What do you think of sexy feminism?
To me it’s like half a step away from anti-feminism. I think that most if not all people who get into feminism go through a phase where they firmly believe that making feminism appealing is the way to go. That’s understandable. You don’t suddenly become radical and revolutionary in a day after being clueless and indifferent your whole life. What’s important is that this phase be just that — a phase. When I see baby feminists between the ages of 14 and 17 or so preaching that “consent is sexy” I’m frustrated but not terribly worried because 3 or 4 years ago I wouldn’t have seen the problem with that either. On the other hand, when I see grown women who have presumably called themselves feminists a lot longer still caught up in sexy liberal feminism that’s just off-putting to me. There’s virtually no difference between being against feminism and presenting feminism as a good thing because of how “sexy” it is because that’s literally defeating the entire purpose.
Your support of survivors shouldn’t hinge on whether or not they’re willing to tell you all the ~sordid details of their trauma.
I see this happening all the time and it’s foul as hell, especially coming from other feminists. Go find your torture porn somewhere else, huh?
Oh dear, some folks do this ?! I am not myself a survivor of rape but I do feel sorry for survivors who are told to repeat triggering things all the time :(
"i distinguish between bihet and bihomo to show where our possible allies are!!1!"
well i hate to tell you but that is a pretty defunct system. i don’t care who the fuck i’m dating, if you use the word bihet, i will never be your ally. sorry not…
[MASSIVE TW: Rape, victim blaming, slut shaming, sexually explicit language, domestic abuse]
This week I have seen:
Statistics reported on by Dr. Gary Gates of the Williams Institute, among many others, show that, compared with the larger population, bisexuals are disproportionately women and people of color. It’s pretty clear that these groups are less likely to have access to privilege in the first place and are more likely to be engaged in feminist, civil rights and social justice causes.
Misogynists wanna attack straight women, but are too cowardly, and instead attack a group that also might sleep with men, but doesn’t have the protection of heterosexual society. Bi women.
I feel like this is so super important and needs to be…
Et que tu apprends que seules les cendres de 2 femmes vont être transférées au Panthéon… !
John Atkinson Grimshaw (1836-1893)
1. Boar Lane, Leeds, by lamplight (1881)
2. Park Row,Leeds (1882)
3. Southwaark Bridge from Blackfriar’s (1882)
4. Old Chelsea
5. A moonlit lane (1874)
6. Shipping on the Clyde (1881)
7. Humber Docks, Hull (1884)
8. In Peril (The Harbour Flare)(1879)
9. Nightfall on the Thames (1880)
Relation femmes bies/lesbienne, phobies etc
Pour moi c’est compliqué, parce que j’ai des désirs contradictoires :
Je voudrais soutenir les lesbiennes contre la lesbophobie de notre société (y compris dans les espaces dits “LGBT”) et soutenir les femmes bies contre la sapphobie de notre société (y compris dans les espaces dits “LGBT”).
Ce qui n’est pas en soi une contradiction, mais le problème c’est que certaine lesbiennes peuvent être biphobe. En même temps, elles sont souvent victimes d’attaques injustes à l’intérieur du milieu LGBT, et je ne voudraient pas que les lesbophobes prennent ma critique comme un encouragement à la lesbophobie.
Mais si je dis rien, les femmes bies pâtissent… ARF LA VIE EST DURE!