My feminism is better than YOUR feminism!

Ugh, fuck this noise.

The Trouble with Jezebel

So basically, Linda Hirshman uses the launching of doublex, a new women's website which looks pretty interesting, to launch a screed against Jezebel.

Some quotes:

"As last summer’s video revealed, the Jezebel editors have pretty vivid lives to share. Moe Tkacik was apparently date-raped and says she has had unprotected sex, and Tracie Egan, in her words, “decided to go home with someone I never would have, had my vision not been impaired by 14 hours of drinking.” Jezebel editor Megan Carpentier was raped and did not report it to the police. Last spring, occasional Jezebel contributor Emily Gould published a story in the New York Times Magazine about chronicling her relationships and sex life online every day for a year; the cover photo was a shot of her in her bed."

Slut shame much? I guess sexual liberation only sounds good in theory to Hirshman.

"Given the high level of risk the Jezebel life involves, it is surprising that the offense that arouses the liberated Jezebels to real political fury is the suggestion that women like them might be made responsible for the consequences of their own acts, or that there might be general standards that define basic feminist behavior. Suggest that women report the men who rape them for the sake of future victims, say, or that women should be asked why they stay with the men who abuse them, or urged to leave them, and the Jezebels go ballistic. Judgmental, judgmental!"

Yes, thinking that constantly berating a victim of domestic violence to leave their partner might not be the best way to help them is sooo unfeminist.

Megan pretty much covers everything in her reply, as does Tracie in hers, but I'm still pissed. We get it Hirshman, your style of second-wave feminism doesn't quite mesh with the third-wave stuff that's more mainstream now. But is slut-shaming and victim-blaming EVER an appropriate response, really? And how does tearing down other feminist (or at least pro-feminist) bloggers help anyone?

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queer feminsm

what is queer feminism to you? what do you know historically of the relationship between the feminist & gay rights movement circa 1960/1970? what literature, quotes, etc. do you feel embody the theory behind queer feminism? who are some important figureheads in this movement? how has third wave feminism included queer issues? what needs to be improved within the movement (specifically the communities in which you identify & act as a feminist within)?

i am going to be doing a workshop on queer feminism & would really like to hear everyone's responses to get my creative juices flowing! i also would like to hear a trans perspective as well as perspectives from womyn of color/any other person who occupies multiple spheres of oppression becos we really need to place value on these perspectives in the movement!


So recently I've come across a lot of feminist sites and communities saying that porn is detrimental to the feminist cause. While I think that, sure, some porn is (there are genres that are downright violent to the women in them), not all of it is. But these sites were saying that you can't like any porn and be a feminist, and you're a pervert if you do enjoy porn.

discussfeminism, let's discuss.

South Africa National Party Seeks to "Rehabilitate Gays"

The revived National Party in South Africa will allow gay and lesbian members to serve, but says that the government will help to "rehabilitate" them. They are also strongly against the constitution allowing same-sex marriages. It is a shame that the NP is thinking of itself above science which shows that homosexuality is natural and cannot be altered, attempts to "rehabilitate gays" fail.

Bolivia to Vote on New Consitution With Abortion Rights, and Protections for Sexual Minorities

Bolivia will hold a nationwide referendum this Sunday for its constituents to decide whether to approve or reject a new version of the country's constitution that would provide for abortion rights, religious liberties, and protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender citizens.

Take action to urge the President and Vice-President to vocally support the referendum publicly.

Just curious

I was talking to a friend tonight about our childhood masterbation. We both frequently during naps and story times and such, used to "hump" or "rub" on pillows and.
Does anyone know of someone who studied this topic/"Issue" or if it's linked to a strong sexual appetite when you are older?
Or how many women masterbated when a child.
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