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Female Anti-Misandrists. All the quotations found below date from before the rise of cultural Marxism and related feminist ideologies in the 1960s.

Female Anti-Misandrists

The second sex. Classic Feminist Writings. Radical feminism. Radical feminism is a perspective within feminism that focuses on the hypothesis of patriarchy as a system of power that organizes society into a complex of relationships based on the assertion that male supremacy[1] oppresses women.

Radical feminism

Theory and ideology Radical feminists assert that their society is a patriarchy in which the class of men are the oppressors of the class of women.[6] Radical feminists seek to abolish patriarchy. The Unbelievers. Women are God-fearing and don't challenge institutions.

The Unbelievers

Men, on the other hand, are skeptical and rational, and go out of their way to publicly call bullshit on faith and religion—which is why today's well-known secular thinkers, especially in the ranks of the New Atheism movement, are all male. These statements should sound ridiculous because, of course, they are. From Madalyn Murray O'Hair, the founder of American Atheists, whose 1963 Supreme Court lawsuit brought an end to prayer in public schools, to Sergeant Kathleen Johnson, who started an organization for atheists in the United States military, to Debbie Goddard, founder of African Americans for Humanism, countless women have worked as successful atheist activists.

They've penned books, run organizations, and advocated on behalf of religiously repressed citizens. In November 2006, Wired magazine identified Richard Dawkins, Daniel C. So is new-style atheism the sausage party that media coverage would suggest? How do you attract more women to atheist groups? The Privilege Delusion. Well, PZ Myers, Jen McCreight, Phil Plait, Amanda Marcotte, Greg Laden, Melissa McEwan and others have all already said it, but I figured I should post this for the record: yes, Richard Dawkins believes I should be a good girl and just shut up about being sexually objectified because it doesn’t bother him.

The Privilege Delusion

Thanks, wealthy old heterosexual white man! When I started this site, I didn’t call myself a feminist. I had a hazy idea that feminism was a good thing, but it was something that other people worried about, not me. Elevatorgate - A rational voice on Skepchick and Dawkins. Reading of "Sisterhood of the Oppressed" by Paula Kirby. Dogmatic Feminism - Discussion Podcast (part 1) The Intersection of Non-theism and Feminism. Welcome to Redstockings. On Lesbian Separatism - Women, wimmin, womyn, womin, whippets by Julie McRossin. By Julie McCrossin About six weeks ago I began interviewing people about "Lesbian Separatism" with the intention of writing an article.

On Lesbian Separatism - Women, wimmin, womyn, womin, whippets by Julie McRossin

I received a message that Girls Own would like to print such an article. I contacted the collective several times and warned them how long it was going to be. I was assured that up to three pages would be available. When the collective read a first long installment debate arose over whether they would print it. Identity Crisis (1992) Radical Feminism: Readings for a Course. Feminist 3.0. I’ve thrown around this phrase “third-wave feminist” a bit.

Feminist 3.0

What does it mean? It generally refers to the next wave of women, starting in the 1990s, who are redefining and moving the agenda of women forward. "Slut Walks" and Modern Feminism. Isn’t "the Patriarchy" just some conspiracy theory that blames all men, even decent men, for women’s woes? Last Updated: 2012-09-28 Patriarchy: one of the most misunderstood critical-theory concepts ever, often wilfully misunderstood.

Isn’t "the Patriarchy" just some conspiracy theory that blames all men, even decent men, for women’s woes?

Patriarchy is one form of social stratification via a power/dominance hierarchy – an ancient and ongoing social system based on traditions of elitism (a ranking of inferiorities) and its privileges . Societies can be (and usually are) patriarchal, oligarchal and plutocratic all at the same time, complicated by current and/or legacy features of sectarianism , imperialism and colonialism , so the gender hierarchy is only one source of social disparity . Louise Pennington: Becoming a Radical Feminist: On Male Violence, Cultural Femicide and Sisterhood. I have always been a feminist. It is a label I chose for myself as a teenager, back before girl power was invented and when New Kids on the Block were cool.

My original feminism was about equality: women were equal to men and all we needed was the laws to force misogynists to stop being misogynists. The older I get, the more I believe that 'equality' is nothing more than a smokescreen to prevent the true liberation of women. Equality before the law means nothing when violence is endemic; when women are most likely to live in poverty; when no one bothers to actually enforce the existing equality legislation. I grew up in an area of Canada where misogyny, race and class should have been impossible to miss but I did. I was a feminist who lacked any kind of analysis of women as a class. I was wrong . MAKING THE INTERNET WORK FOR RADICAL FEMINISM. Radical feminists understand that the institutions and structures we use, together with cultural and social norms, benefit men at the expense of women.


The internet is no exception (see my blog post about how misogyny works online to silence, isolate and abuse individual women ). This article explores the political meaning of the internet for radical feminism, its dangers and how we can make it work best for us. Radical feminism faces three main challenges brought about by the internet era: 1. Radical feminists are acting like a cult. Twitter has been flooded with controversy for the last week about the RadFem2012 conference, currently booked into the Conway Hall, which announced its membership as restricted to "women born women and living as women" (it originally said "biological women", but that got changed after much mockery). This disturbed the trans community, which it is meant to exclude, but also those feminists who regard trans-exclusion as something other than radical.

To be clear, I know no trans women, still less trans men, who want to spend time in a space organized by people who slander us. Radfem Hub. Radfem Hub is pretty much to radical feminism what Stormfront is to Neo-Nazism .

Radfem Hub

If Valerie Solanas and Mary Daly had collaborated on an internet blog together, it might have looked something like this. It's basically where individuals of the radfem clogosphere collectively congregate to fantasize about killing men, transwomen, non-radical feminists ("funfems"), and female practioners of Abrahamic religions ; fantasize about the impending extinction of the Y chromosome, development of parthenogenesis and instigation of a lesbian utopia; and just generally live-up to every negative stereotype the American right and its pundits harbor about feminism, all whilst claiming that their ideology somehow [A] is biophilic and [B] has nothing to do with men. The original site is now dead [1] and exists only in Fundies Say The Darndest Things quotes. The Fethez Manifesto (Femitheism) ~ Updated (4/23/13)

UPDATES: The Fethez Manifesto (Femitheism) - (11/28/12) *Right-click image to download document or left-click to view. . . .

The Fethez Manifesto (Femitheism) ~ Updated (4/23/13)

Femitheist Manifesto II - The Bloodless Revolution: Eliminating "MAN" - (4/23/13) *Right-click image to download document or left-click to view. SCUM Manifesto - Valerie Solanas. Back by popular demand! We've gotten so many requests to put the full text back on the site - we did it. Frankly, it is now all over the web, just do a search on SCUM Manifesto. Society for Cutting Up Men, SCUM. In Defence of "SCUM Having Fun"... (Note: No, I can't bloody believe I'm doing this either) In Sweden, a group of female theatre students are putting on a production based on Valerie Solanas' SCUM Manifesto. In order to advertise this, they have released a short video on Youtube. The video shows a young woman giggling and shooting a dozing man. Her friends then run over and the group start dancing. A screen appears saying 'Do your part', then another with details of the production. Finally, the camera returns to the women who are laughing and licking blood from the man's head wounds.

How “dongle” jokes got two people fired—and led to DDoS attacks. An incident at the annual Python developer conference has led to allegations of sexism, death threats, the firings of two people, and—apparently—multiple DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attacks. The strange saga began Sunday at the PyCon event in Santa Clara, CA, when Adria Richards, a developer evangelist for e-mail vendor SendGrid, overheard jokes being told by two developers sitting behind her during a session. The jokes were sexual in nature, she said.

Richards proceeded to take a picture of the developers, then tweeted the photo and asked PyCon organizers to have a word with them. The story ended with one of the developers getting fired, Richards getting fired, and an apparent denial of service attack against Richard's personal blog and against SendGrid. How feminist blogs like Jezebel gin up page views. I’ll Be Watching You: NSA Surveillance and the Male Gaze. Inappropriate Responses - anarcho-wario: Jezebel editor manufactures... Feminist Criticism of 'Alice' Man attacked by Slutwalkers for "indecent exposure" Rape culture. Examples of behaviors commonly associated with rape culture include victim blaming, sexual objectification, and trivializing rape. Rape culture has been used to model behavior within social groups, including prison rape and conflict areas where war rape is used as psychological warfare.

Entire countries have also been alleged to be rape cultures.[3][4][5][6][7] Although the concept of rape culture is used in feminist academia,[8] there is disagreement over what defines a rape culture and to what degree a given society meets the criteria to be considered a rape culture.[3] Researching the "Rape Culture" of America. As a crime against the person, rape is uniquely horrible in its long-term effects. Female sexual abuse: The untold story of society's last taboo - Taboos & Tolerance - Love & Sex. Female Sex Offenders – Hidden in Plain Sight? According to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report, approximately 80,000 to 90,000 forcible rapes are reported to law enforcement each year in the U.S. and, according to the National Crime Victimization Survey, over 243,000 individuals reported having been raped or sexually assaulted in 2011.

Female Sex Offenders Are Often Overlooked - Room for Debate. It's not all about sex for female offenders. Join the fight against sex crime! Sexual Abuse By Women: The Crime No One Wants To Investigate. Female sex offenders trigger similar trauma in victims as male sex attackers. Male Sexual Abuse Victims of Female Perpetrators. The invisible domestic violence – against men. A Hidden Crime: Domestic Violence Against Men Is a Growing Problem. More than 40% of domestic violence victims are male, report reveals. Murder of Travis Alexander. Phil Hartman. Linda Fairstein (prosecutor, Central Park 5) The Central Park 5 (documentary) Sweden's Gender War (Könskriget)

Swedish Feminists Are So Bored They’re Telling Men How to Sit on the Bus. Julian Assange is already condemned by Swedish State feminism. Naomi Wolf: Julian Assange Captured by World's Dating Police. Naomi Wolf slams feminists’ response to the Assange rape prosecution. Naomi Wolf vs. Jaclyn Friedman: Feminists Debate the Sexual Allegations Against Julian Assange. Sally Destroys Sue. The tragic irony of feminists trashing each other. Sex accusers boasted about their 'conquest' of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Assange Case: Evidence Destroyed Over and Over Again. Julian Assange rape allegations: Story behind the girls. Julian Assange's problem for feminists. Assange: "Sweden Is The Saudi Arabia Of Feminism" Why should feminists defend Julian Assange? The Campus Rape Myth by Heather Mac Donald, City Journal Winter 2008. One-in-One-Thousand-Eight-Hundred-Seventy-Seven. Woman Says TSA Screener Sexually Assaulted Her. Female Prison Guards Often Behind Sex Misconduct. Were the female guards indicted in Baltimore prison scheme predators or prey? Female Perp or just a Prison Romance? The Backlash! Feminist Demonology and the "Is of Identity" Individualist feminism. Wendy McElroy: Feminist History Revisited. Intersectionality. The patriarchy is dead ... but the kyriarchy lives on.

The poverty of patriarchy theory. Feminism: Its Foe and Its Folly. Man Sues After Female Coworker Slaps His Ass. Men Are Becoming the Ad Target of the Gender Sneer. Do Male Nurses Face Reverse Sexism? Warren Farrell - The Myth of Male Power. Raise the Crime Rate. Misinterpreting Patriarchy. The Future of Feminism: An Interview with Christina Hoff Sommers. The War Against Boys - Christina Hoff Sommers. War Against Boys. If There's a 'War Against Boys,' Why Are Men Still Winning? Real 'War on Women' - Christina Hoff Sommers. Orientalist Feminism Rears its Head in India. Dworkin's Scapegoating - Palestine Solidarity Review. Feminism in the 21st Century. Girl Writes What rant : for the "nice" feminists. Anti-Feminists = Rape Advocates?? Feminism and the Disposable Male. Misandry - Men are Disposable - 1/4 - (Repost)

Hypoagency and Blaming Everything on Men. NAFALT!!!!1!!1! Danielle Crittenden Says Feminists Have A Lot To Answer For. Marissa Mayer: "I don't think that I would consider myself a feminist" Doris Lessing attacks feminists. Is Feminism Hate?