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Be that you are: on gender as class

“Be that you are,
That is, a woman; if you be more, you’re none;
If you be one, as you are well express’d
By all external warrants, show it now,

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Quotation Corner #2—Dworkin on Prostitution

Andrea Dworkin in Prostitution and Male Supremacy, 1993.

“I want to bring us back to basics. Prostitution: what is it? It is the use of a woman’s body for sex by a man, he pays money, he does what he wants.

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Radical Feminism

Quotation Corner #1—Firestone on the feminist revolution

Shulamith Firestone, The Dialectic of Sex, p11-12

“So that just as to assure elimination of economic classes requires the revolt of the underclass (the proletariat) and, in a temporary dictatorship, their seizure of the means of production, so to assure the elimination of sexual classes requires the revolt of the underclass (women) and the seizure of control of reproduction: the restoration to women of ownership of their own bodies, as well as feminine control of human fertility, including both the new technology and all the social institutions of childbearing and childrearing. 

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Feminist Theory

What is radical feminism?

In her introduction to feminist theory, What is Feminism?, Chris Beasley summarizes the radical feminist tradition.

“Radical feminism pays attention to women’s oppression as women…

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Feminist Theory

So there's to be a 'TERF tracker'? Put me top of the list.

A man who identifies as a woman has taken it upon himself to do the world a favour by creating a ‘TERF tracker’. This ingenious tool will enable all men to name and shame all the… 1,919 more words

Women's Rights

This Is What "Gender Abolition" Looks Like.

I’ve said it before and I say it again: if there was a movement that actually seemed earnestly devoted to the abolition of gender, you couldn’t possibly sign me up fast enough. 538 more words

Acts Of Bloggery

QotD: "That’s the fundamental difference between liberals and radicals; one destroys truth to avoid confronting power, and one confronts power to avoid destroying truth"

Radical feminists are so often painted as being unfriendly or unaccommodating towards intersex people because radical feminists are the ones consistently naming the social and political structures that actually do oppress intersex people, and liberals have a nasty habit of confusing someone naming the reality of an oppression with someone propagating that oppression.

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