April 16, 2014

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Radfems Respond Backlash: Suppression of Dissent Against Gender Orthodoxy

Originally posted on BEND IT TIL IT BREAKS:
I’m helping to organize a conference called Radfems Respond.  This event is open to the public, and exists to try and promote frank discussion of two controversial elements of radical feminism: Gender abolition and prostitution abolition.  Predictably, some people would rather shut down dialogue and suppress debate.…

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April 16, 2014

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No Answers Only Questions

Originally posted on ann tagonist:
There is a common thread that runs among the “trans women are women but not female” crowd. This group is mostly composed of nice, white, liberal, middle-class-ish, lady bloggers and journalists who will not accept that the penis of a trans woman is a female penis but who will concede…

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April 16, 2014

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Motherhood is a feminist issue

Originally posted on FireWomon:
I keep reading about how much trouble kids are. About how they disrupt your life, about how you’ll never sleep again for the rest of your life, about how you’ll be knee-deep in baby milk, vomit and shitty nappies. And I keep thinking: it isn’t actually that bad. I have two…

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April 11, 2014

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The Body, The Blood, The Lady Bag

Originally posted on You Are A Splendid Butterfly:
I woke up on Christmas morning in Florida last year to an excruciating pain in my abdomen. I’ve felt pain before. I’ve give birth. I’ve take a line drive softball in my breast when I was 13 (that really really hurt). I slammed my vagina hard on…

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April 10, 2014

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I value separate spaces…

Originally posted on Big Mouth Girl:
[This originally came from an online conversation. It does not use the SSCAB/DSCAB language from my previous post. It's way shorter of a blog and less academic sounding, more personal and about my experience of the Womyn Born Female space that is the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival.] I value separate…

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April 8, 2014

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Will we be more vocal as gay men if Trans men start demanding we sleep with them?

Originally posted on whoiscis:
My earlier post asking other gay men to really take up the issue of our lesbian sisters being called “bigots” by trans women(M2T) for not sexually or romantically engaging with them. Step back and look closer: Heterosexual Males ganging up on lesbian women for not sleeping with them. Males who hold…

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March 31, 2014

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Attention Dr. Aeryn Fulton, I’d like a word with you

Originally posted on Plastic Girl:
Dr Aeryn Fulton, I’ve been on blogging hiatus for awhile. But recently it has come to my attention that on or around January 2013, in the comments section of a feminist youtube video, you claimed to be me, Plastic Girl. Gallus Mag at the gendertrender blog, was kind enough to screencap…

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March 28, 2014

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SSCAB/DSCAB: Reframing the Conversation

Originally posted on Big Mouth Girl:
[Note: There are several acronyms used throughout this post. If needed, you can hover your mouse over them to view meaning.] In an online conversation about the use and application of the acronym “TERF” (Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminist [sometimes the E is said to stand for "Exterminating" or "Eradicating"]),…

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March 28, 2014

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The first time I went snorkeling…

Originally posted on Big Mouth Girl:
I am thrilled to include the illustrations of my very talented friend Leanne Franson in this post. Snorkeling – Feh! The first time I went snorkeling I was kind of “eh” about the idea. I mean I’d been to the beach hundreds of times throughout my life. Like, “ok… now…

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March 22, 2014

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Not A Queen, Not A Bitch, Not A Whore, But A Woman

Originally posted on allhailthekween:
“If black women may only choose between the subjectivity of the black queen or the whore, they will find themselves trapped in an identity that depends on the negation of other black women.”  - Shanara Reid-Brinkley I believe that the journey to defining your own womanhood is a rewarding, difficult, sacrificial,…

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