7 Reasons Why Radical Feminist Exclusion Of Trans Women Is A Logic Fail

Feminism. It means standing in support of all women, right? Fighting for the equality of all women. Recognising intersectionality of oppression and the different issues facing women in different situations? Well…no. At least not according to TERFS (trans excluding radical feminists). I like to think that I’m not your typical liberal, that I’m not theContinue reading “7 Reasons Why Radical Feminist Exclusion Of Trans Women Is A Logic Fail”

Conservatism is Dead! Radical feminism lives! (And that’s a good thing.)

This post was inspired by a chat on Twitter with @wordgeeksarah and one of her old posts: http://cunninglinguaphile.blogspot.co.uk/2010/05/flaw-in-feminism-parte-ye-firste.html?m=1 (@wordgeeksarah didn’t say any of the stuff below; her point was that nothing has changed in the feminism/sexwork clusterfuck. However if she hadn’t tweeted me her post, I wouldn’t have written this.) The fact that the radfemsContinue reading “Conservatism is Dead! Radical feminism lives! (And that’s a good thing.)”

Slut shaming, non inclusive feminism isn’t feminism

When I first became interested in the stigma towards lone mothers that pervades Britain and the USA (though not the rest of Europe), I was keen to distance lone mothers from so-called ‘sluts’. But saying ‘not all single mums are sluts’ or ‘they might be lone mothers but at least they’re not prostitutes’ is notContinue reading “Slut shaming, non inclusive feminism isn’t feminism”

Radical feminism and pornography

Why is it that radical feminists assume all pornography is made by men, for men ? Because that is the assumption on which their assertion that porn is degrading, sexist, and damaging to women rests. Even sex-positive/liberal feminists often find themselves arguing that this isn’t necessarily the case, or that porn can be co-opted forContinue reading “Radical feminism and pornography”