Ideas About Feminism Archives

Feminsim: Bad For Women?

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  Let’s do a little “argument vs. fact” of Dennis Prager’s latest column about how feminism has been terrible for women and men. His general premise:

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MY FEMINISM WILL BE INTERSECTIONAL OR IT WILL BE BULLSHIT!

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Now picture this: me screaming the above. Angry. VERY ANGRY as a matter of fact. Screaming this at my computer screen. Screaming it at nobody and everybody. At you. You, person I might have never heard from who might have not even commented on this blog or any of the other publications where I can be regularly found scribbling my discombobulated ideas. Even though we never met before, I AM ACTUALLY, SCREAMING AT YOU RIGHT NOW. MY FEMINISM WILL BE INTERSECTIONAL OR IT WILL BE BULLSHIT!. And I am screaming this because I want to convince you, I want to get it through you that this is not a choice or an abstract concept or an intellectual exercise.

Feminist Debates=Good

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Geebus, I’ve written about this, too,but Jessica just put in better words. I like when feminists put the bunk on sisterhood. There isn’t any hold-handing, goody feminist sisterhood. Feminism is so diverse that someone is bound to disagree with someone or something.

“From Cleopatra Jones to First Lady Michelle Obama: Exploring Feminism in Film & Media”

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The 14th Annual Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival will take place this coming weekend in Brooklyn, New York.  Here’s an overview:

Some Thoughts on Feminism in Sweden

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What grieves me most as a Swedish feminist is hearing that our movement is dead or that it is only a trend. I’ve argued with anti-feminists, whose best argument nowadays is that feminism advocates female supremacy. If this group of anti-feminists were small, I would not worry about their opinions because there will always be people who disagree with you. What troubles me, however, is that this way of viewing feminists seems to be mainstream in Sweden.

My feminism, my planet

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The message they’re passing is simple enough (if you support women’s rights, you must not buy anything from Saudi Arabia, therefore you should demand oil from Canada instead), which is why we should be weary of it. First, increasing production from Canada’s tar sands is not going to reduce demand from Saudi Arabia’s oil fields. What is going to reduce demand is, amazingly enough – to reduce demand:  put in place strong standards for fuel efficiency, improve public transport and facilitate alternative means of transportation like cycling.

No, not every woman is feminist 0.o

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I’m not very happy to say that my boyfriend, who I have been with for the past 3 years or so, still thinks that just because someone is a woman they’re a feminist. How sad. He commented on my Michele Bachmann pic last night and asked if I liked her. I told him since she doesn’t want gays to marry, I don’t like her (not to mention the crazy things she says).

Where Dark Tourism Meets Global Feminism

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This summer while traveling in Southeast Asia, I learned a new term: dark tourism. If you haven’t heard it before, you probably already know the concept. Dark tourism is what happens when former places of tragedy and horror become memorialized, then patronized by droves of tourists. Like Ground Zero in New York City, or Nelson Mandela’s prison cell on Robben Island. It’s where dark memories, human curiosity, and capitalism mix. As the travel blog Vagabondish points out, with dark tourism there is a fine line between curiosity and exploitation. When I travel, as a feminist – and a very privileged feminist at that – I am constantly aware of that line.

This Is What A Feminist Looks Like: Blue Milk

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How do you define feminism? The belief that men and women are equal combined with an understanding that there is a systematic form of oppression working against women. My friend has a definition that I like, too, and that is that feminism is any time a woman speaks the truth about herself and her life.

The meaning of intersectionality

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The subject of intersectionality is a big one right now, no more so than on this very blog. No one exists in a vacuum, and any given post has an impact on that post’s specific subject(s) and target audience, but informed by and rippling out to the blog’s general readership and the community it serves.

New feature: You can’t smash patriarchy with transphobia

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People chat a lot of shit about radical feminism, mostly because they don't know what it is. Unsurprisingly, it regularly makes the top five on well-known television programme, Most Widely Misrepresented Ideologies (a show I would be happy to create and host, if there are any BBC commissioners reading this). It's a shocking, challenging kind of feminism and deliberately so.

“I’ll Show You Mine”: Exposing the Illusion of Normal

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As I cracked open the pink cover of “I’ll Show You Mine” and pulled back the beautiful, full-color pages, my mind rushed back to five years ago. I was in a tiny feminist sex boutique halfway up a Manhattan high rise. It was in that shop’s book section that I first saw (and subsequently purchased) 1980’s classic “A New View Of A Woman’s Body”. Right in the middle of the book, there they were: real vaginas. Real vulvas. Real cervixes. At the time, I had no clue shops like this existed, let alone books like this. Seeing a stranger’s body in all of its reality shocked me, fascinated me, and eventually sparked a transformation of my understanding of what is “real” and what is “normal”. “I’ll Show You Mine” offers a transformative experience much like this.

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