October 10, 2014

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Why feminists need fear

Originally posted on glosswatch:
To be a feminist is to be brave, but it is also to be fearful. How could you not feel fear, given the power structure with which you’ve chosen to engage? This fear is not an irrational phobia, some deep-rooted disgust in response to sex or naked flesh or cultural transgression.…

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October 10, 2014

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That Awkward Moment…

So I have been home sick this entire week. Today, I go to the doctor and discover I have a double ear infection. Ouch. Anyway, being home sick means I have been watching a lot of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit and reading publications I normally don’t – like Curve Magazine. I remember when […]

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October 9, 2014

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OutLIARS (or menmenmenmenmen)

Originally posted on phonaesthetica:
*This piece was a joint effort with the ever-genius Hypotaxis. Unsurprisingly, Dana McCallum, a man who identifies as a woman, was given a little slap on the wrist after pleading guilty to spousal abuse and rape. Most males, like McCallum, do not receive sentences that are in any way proportionate to the trauma…

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October 1, 2014

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Riddle Scale adapted to separatism

Originally posted on Feed the Fishes:
Today I decided to combine two of my favorite concepts: Women’s separatism and the Riddle Scale of Homophobia.  The Riddle scale offers a range of positive and negative attitudes along a spectrum, acknowledging that homophobia is not an ON/OFF switch, an either/or.  And, it contributes the complicating assertion that…

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September 23, 2014

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“He For She” or, “What About the Men?”

Originally posted on Hypotaxis:
*This piece was a collaborative effort between myself and the amazingly brilliant Phonaesthetica. (If you’re not reading her blog, you should, because she’s an incredible writer.) It’s review day. Let’s clarify, once more, the differences between radical and liberal feminism. Liberal feminism asserts that women’s liberation comes through equality with men,…

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September 16, 2014

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What You Don’t Define, You Can’t Control

I have not wanted to blog at this blog anymore. “Bugbrennan” has been more effective beyond what I had intended when I started this effort a few years ago. Go ahead. Google it. Google “me.” You will see how awful I am, how much of an antagonist I have been. I am the most transphobic […]

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October 22, 2013

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GUEST POST: You are not a feminist

Stop coopting the term “feminist.” If you privilege trans concerns over woman-born-women’s concerns, you are not a feminist. If you believe that the question of “what does it mean to be a woman?” has been settled, and that the only legitimate answer is that a woman is anyone who declares that identity, you are not […]

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June 16, 2013

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Notes from RadFem 2013

Many of you have asked for my impressions of RadFem 2103, a radical feminist conference that recently occurred in London, UK. This was the second conference in a row in London.  I was lucky enough to be able to attend both conferences. I have tried to wait for jet lag to wear off before I […]

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June 11, 2013

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GUEST POST: Wither Goes Radical Feminism?

Wither Goes Radical Feminism? By Kathleen Barry Congratulations to all of you who have acted with so much courage to face down the anti-feminist trans, the Mens Rights Activists, (MRAs) and men’s war against women in general. Your feminist determination stands powerfully against their threats, their lies, their stupidity, their meanness and hatred of women […]

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June 2, 2013

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This Is Queer Activism

So this is the asshole who invited stupid queers to call and harass me on my cell phone. Her Tumblr name is northernwind. She is also one of the assholes who attacked Women from Deep Green Resistance. That’s some mighty fine “queer activism” you have going on there, lady. Harassing lesbians for know penis is male. […]

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