But what about lesbian pornography? In Real Life… – A year and a half ago I wrote that the internet was magic: “I can’t stand the luddites who romanticize the days where people talked.
Face to face. Get on the fucking ball, janitors. They used to call it rape. They used to call it rape, back in the day.
For one brief, shining moment, we thought we knew what rape was, if not how to stop it. Oh, but that will come next, we thought. – « Decoding pimp language : Interview with Rebecca Mott by Sporenda. By Sporenda photo : Rebecca at the ©BBC S : On your blog, you write often about what you call « pimp language ».
Pimp language is the discourse found everywhere—in the media, in ordinary conversations etc—which normalizes and legitimates prostitution. Collection Enquêtes : Femme-objet, femme qui se libère. Un documentaire de Frédérique Pollet-Rouyer et Anna Szmuc "Women demand Equality" © Leffler, Warren K. / Wikicommons Les enquêtes sur la sexualité montrent que de nombreuses femmes font passer le plaisir de leur partenaire avant le leur.
Beaucoup plus de femmes qu’on ne le croit n’ont jamais connu le plaisir. Leurs récits sont peuplés d’histoires de simulation, de rapports forcés. La biologie nous apprend pourtant que la nature a doté les femmes de quelque chose en plus. Que se passe-t-il quand on demande aux femmes de parler de leur sexualité et d’imaginer la libération sexuelle ? Avec : Nathalie Bajos, sociologue/historienne Inserm, directrice de la dernière enquête sur la sexualité en France. Gender is a bomb. I’ve written tons on this blog about trangenderism, particularly where it concerns MtT’s, but I’ve been pretty quiet on the matter of FtT’s.
A lot of my silence around this has to do with the fact that I’d prefer to use this space to critique the behavior of men, to examine how male behavior, and male constructs like gender, harm women. Recently, however, I had a really interesting conversation with a friend around the preponderance of late-transitioning lesbians. It has long been my belief that women transition for reasons quite different than those of men. For young women, in particular, there is pressure to transition – particularly if you are a gender non-conforming lesbian. The dominant culture tells these girls that their preferences, their style, their desires “make them male.” But what of women who transition later in life? Language: a feminist guide. When I left school in 1976, my first paid job was operating a steam press in a hospital laundry.
My payslip described me as a ‘laundrywoman’—an archaic-sounding title that made me feel like a character in a Dickens novel. It was a hangover from a time when English-speakers distinguished between working class ‘women’ and middle or upper-class ‘ladies’. Originally ‘lady’ was the female analogue of ‘lord’, and it can still be a title for the wife or daughter of an aristocrat. But it has undergone a process known as ‘semantic derogation’, where the female term in a male-female pair gets downgraded in status.
‘Lady’ was initially downgraded to apply to bourgeois women as well as aristocrats. Féministes radicalesFéministes radicales. Les actions visibles contre les violences masculines (campagnes ou manifestations) semblent vouloir transformer l’espace public en un vaste lieu de médiation. « Allez-y mesdames, exprimez-vous : dites aux agresseurs ce que vous n’acceptez plus.
Ils vous écoutent. Self-ownership is irrelevant in the abortion debate. Self-ownership is irrelevant in the abortion debate. Natural homes built by inspirational women. The Overton Window and ‘Hate Speech’ Naefeartie reminded me in a comment that I was meaning to write a post on this subject.
I assume everyone’s heard of the concept, but not everyone learned the bulk of their feminist theory from Mumsnet discussions.
The Trouble With Too Much T. Beauty and the cis. Most women hate their bodies.
Nobody’s entitled to sex, including disabled people. So what’s taboo, anyway? I’ll always remember the first time my youngest son decided to shake social convention to the very core.
A Borderline Where Women Bear the Weight. Continue reading the main story Video MELILLA, Spain — It was 9 a.m., and hundreds of Moroccan women, many of them older, were already at work, bent over and straining, trying to inch up the hill to the border post here. Many had bundles as big as washing machines lashed to their backs. Dozens of others, too afraid to go farther, waited off to the side with their packages, exhaustion and defeat on their faces. Up ahead, men in yellow baseball caps, some using their belts as whips, tried to control the surging crowds with little success. Malespeak with Radical Feminist Translations.
Guest post by:Elaine Charkowski Mary Daly in her book Quintessence wrote, “Naming the agent is required for an adequate analysis of atrocities.” As linguist Julia Penelope has shown in her book Speaking Freely: Unlearning the Lies of the Fathers’ Tongues, “Agent deletion is a dangerous and common mind-muddying flaw.” The purpose of “Malespeak” is to avoid naming MALE violence against women and it’s perpetrators (MEN) specifically. After reading Carol Adam’s books (Neither Man Nor Beast, The Sexual Politics of Meat and The Pornography of Meat) about how male violence against animals and women are not named, I watched for more instances of linguistic techniques to avoid naming male violence against women. Here are the kinds I have gathered so far. Tl;dr - other cultures are backwards, traditions are stupid and irrational, but hopefully they can give them up to be just like us enlightened westerners There are health risks to this whole practice: improper sanitation, not being able to fully clean menstrual cloths in order to avoid later infections, oh, AND BEING FORCED TO CLUMP UP IN TINY SHACKS WITHOUT ELECTRICITY AND RUN THE RISK OF RAPE AND SNAKE BITE.
Radfem-ological Images. Please see our “About” and “Why Radfem?” Pages for additional information about this project. A Tribute to Mary Daly by jade Deforest. Ce que font les hommes. Radical wind. Ressources, archives. Biologie.