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  • authentically-woman
    27.05.2022 - 8 minutes ago

    I used to be really mad about male/female caricatures in anything animated/ drawn: the male characters tend to have very little to show, they just look like a base animal/creature. However, the female character is basically the same form except many things added to it: hair, a dress or skirt (while the males can lack any clothes), accessories, such as heels, eyelashes, makeup, a purse. I used to absolutely despise this. In a radfem sense it seemed to be saying "default is male and 'other' is female".

    Now, when I look at it from a cultural feminist/essentialist point of view it is completely different. If you look at the male character, it looks, base, unattractive, boring, and sometimes even ugly. It looks the most animal-like. This, I think in a way, swiftly sums up my thoughts about the male truly being the most earthly, "base", most material form. That is, it is the lowest potential of humanity, at the lowest point from the Spirit.

    However, the female tends to look most human. It does not look "base", it contains, still, all the features of the highest Humanity. It contains those qualities that are traditionally feminine- they belong to women. Theese feminine qualities (adorning oneself, makeup, are exclusively HUMAN activities, they are what makes human more then just mere animals. From here we know male ness is truly the "base" form, while femaleness is the most human, spiritual form.

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  • themefromboatweirdos
    27.05.2022 - 30 minutes ago
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  • r4diofem
    27.05.2022 - 33 minutes ago

    Hey gynes. I have a question for y'all. Do you concider skincare to be anti-radfem?

    I understand that a lot of this is ingrained in beauty culture and a lot of skincare is targeted to fix the problems makeup causes, hence perpetuating capitalism, however it's also a form of self care. I view it in the same way I view conditioner or lotion, ie. a hygiene product. Technically you could go without it but it isn't a bad thing to buy it or use.

    There is a limit on this though. I think using a ton of products can irritate your skin and is just another form of beauty culture.

    I also don't like how skincare is marketed. Instead of "hey women, do you want to get rid of your imperfections? Buy this shit!" It should be more like "do you have acne? Do you have eczema? Do you have dry skin? Buy this to stop itching and scratching your skin off".

    I have some skin issues (eczema, dermotillomania, a bunch of scars) and I think that skincare has been a positive in my life.

    What are your opinions?

    #skincare #radfem do touch #radfem#terf safe#radical feminism#feminist#radfems interact#fourth wave #radfems do interact #radblr#rad fem#radfem friendly#radfem safe#radfems #radfems do touch #radfems please interact #radfems please touch #radfems welcome#radical feminist #radical feminist community #radical feminist safe #radical feminists do interact #radical feminists please touch #radical feminst #terfs please interact #op is a terf #terfs do touch #terfblr#terf#terfsafe
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  • dynamoe
    27.05.2022 - 34 minutes ago

    This is the special exhibit currently at the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego about an artist I knew nothing about - Niki De Saint Phalle who made assemblage, dinosaurs and feminist art ("Nanas" series) ten years ahead of the curve as well as shot her paintings with guns and canons full of paint ("Tir" series).

    ... And she was a smokin' hottie on the pages of Vogue in 1968.

    photographed by Bert Stern, Vogue, April 15, 1968

    "Nanas" - a big woman with a small security guard. My own awkward camera phone shots.

    About shooting paintings with guns—

    #niki de saint phalle #nanas#modern art #post modern art #MCASD #museum of contemporary art #feminist art#1960#1964#female artists#woman artist
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  • dailyreminderthatterfisamisnomer
    27.05.2022 - 1 hour ago

    Daily reminder that terf is a misnomer

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  • peppersghosts
    26.05.2022 - 1 hour ago

    i wish the first six issues had stayed the art style forever. the way twd is drawn from issue 7 onward is so fuckin UGLY

    also i should keep track of all the misogynistic bullshit in these comics lmfao like i’m only on issue 7 and the list has gotta be long

    #peppers reads twd #the way carol is treated like the overbearing insane butch feminist who gets repeatedly shot down and mocked by the other 'cooler' 'hotter' #women in order to create a contrast even tho carol's base concerns are actually legit despite the way shes voicing them #carol: it makes me uncomfortable that dale is sharing a camper with two much younger women. everyone else: NOOOO you're CRAZY mind your #BUSINESS it's INNOCENT. and then in like 20 issues him and andrea are fucking or whatever #dale is 64 and andrea is like all of 25 btw #OOPS NOT CAROL. THE OTHER WOMAN. the mom to the twins #the way women are constantly treated/shown as weaker #the way dale is like 'we need a STRONG LEADER to make us feel SAFER - especially the women' #like you. you didnt have to make 'women' a separate category there buddy you already said we and us. #idk it rubs me the wrong way but also Zombie Comic Cool TeeHee so here i go reading it again
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  • radicaldivine
    26.05.2022 - 1 hour ago

    genuinely why do TRAs not give bisexual women who say they “prefer women and feminine nonbinary people” (i.e. females) as much shit as they give lesbians? is that not also a “genital preference”?

    #radical feminist#radblr#radfem #radfems do touch #radfems please interact #radfem safe#terf #terfs do touch #radical feminism#gender critical
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  • mean-vampyre
    26.05.2022 - 1 hour ago

    the “dressing for the male gaze” vs “dressing for the female gaze” trend is so fucking stupid because it completely misses the point of the whole concept (so sorry laura sweety), and it’s just one more narcissistic attempt at using performative feminism to show how quirky and fashionable they are, unlike the other basic girls who dress for male attention. I’m sorry honey but there is not such thing as dressing for the female gaze! because there is no such thing as the female fashion agreement! our vaginas do not connect us in a unified brain that determines that colorful thrifted vintage clothes are peak female subjectivity. Get over yourself and try to understand the concept before using them as buzzwords for your viral content!

    #the contentification of feminist theory will be my breaking point #using cool words like female gaze does not make you more feminist #nor it can be used to justify every aspect of your life that is you choice #like okay you changed your style and feel more confident #but what does it even have to do with feminist theory #the lies and misinformation that are spread online because people want to go viral #disgustinggggggg #we are reverting back to essentialist gender ideology #and don't get me started on the topic of men written by woman #because i will bite bark and snap #the worst kind of men have been written by women who think they are doing feminism just by being female authors #literally think about your worst nightmare #he is already a wattpad character most likely
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  • savedbythegirl
    26.05.2022 - 1 hour ago

    I’m not a men’s rights activist. As a person, I believe all women have a right to equality. As someone who was assigned female at birth, I am trans. But for all intents and purposes I am living in a woman’s body and you should respect that.

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  • alexryzhy
    26.05.2022 - 1 hour ago

    Was finally able to watch the Rebel Dykes film and enjoyed it fucking immensely

    #the stories about the military base and the house of lords and the bbs studio? fucking amazing #the whole ordeal about radical feminists being so angry about women enjoying sex and SM that they resorted to... #...violence against said women? fucking seething #all the amazing people in the film? stellar #the fact that one of them since came out as trans but is still a valuable member and a cherished friend? yes #the fact that another one of them is a trans woman who was out and one of them even back in the 80s? YES #and filling in the missing pieces with drawn animations and masked reenactments is just hella smart
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  • aguacerotropical
    26.05.2022 - 1 hour ago

    it is incredibly fucked up that we arent taught that both the french and the russian february revolution (first phase of the russian revolution of 1917) were started (or radicalized) by women who didnt have food to feed their children. they were literally shouting “bread”.  in France, these women walked for 6 hours to Versailles and quite literally dragged Marie Antoinette and the rest of the royals back to Paris by their hair.

    revolutions aren’t started by men with high ideals who draft new constitutions and pamphlets. theyre started by women sick of watching their kids starve

    #im reading david harvey and he mentions the french revolution #and the whole news about the baby formula shortage + the texas massacre reminded me of this #this is why feminism is so important... there's no socialism without women #revolution#french revolution#russia revolution#c rambles #sometimes i stop talking about anime enough to remember i have a whole ass degree in polisci lmfaoo #seriously i was taught this in 10th grade by a history prof that wasnt quite feminist but was incredibly quote unquote woke #and in 6+ years of bacherlos #even in gender studies #i have not once been taught this
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  • bytebun
    26.05.2022 - 1 hour ago

    dislike girlboss characters in the way i dislike potato salad which is to say. not at all actually. but im very picky, because i ate too much of it as a kid and now (with the rare exception) it makes me sick to perceive. so its just easier to say i hate it than explain why i hate your potato salad in particular.

    #yes vagueblogging again but not abt anyone on here. directed at an actual published author #I do wish them all the best I don’t want to read their book though #and I can’t help activating my judgement beam every time I see it recced #Listen; my taste in media is absolutely junk food so I keep my mouth shut. But. #what’s up with all these girlbosses who r feminist revolutionaries or whatever & not like the other girls #but also like hate other women/there are no other women w any depth in the narrative #where’s the story where the girl boss gets over her own internalized misogyny and starts to treat other women w grace & not contempt #to be clear I love an unreliable narrator I don’t think these narrators are intended to be like That though #bytebun rambles#tropes
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  • crimsonruin
    26.05.2022 - 2 hours ago

    True love is when your fiancé gives you his only Mewtwo and doesn’t tell you it’s the only one he had

    #😭 #and he’s a feminist guys #he’s just so precious
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  • savedbythegirl
    26.05.2022 - 3 hours ago

    posted to Instagram by @therealleadelaria

    Link to donate to Everytown For Gun Safety from @feminist 


    #Lea Delaria #Everytown For Gun Safety #Ban Guns#Teach Peace#Feminist #Abortion is Healthcare
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  • spookybunluka
    26.05.2022 - 3 hours ago

    "What does feminism have to do with guns? After all, guns aren’t a feminist issue, right? Except they are. They just might not be a feminist issue for your life. Not right now, anyway. But many women, especially those from lower-income communities, face gun violence every day. The presence of a gun in a domestic violence situation makes it five times more likely that a woman will be killed. Women get killed by these guns because they are available, because their partners are violent, because an accident with a gun is more likely to be fatal, because of a dozen mundane reasons made worse by the availability of weapons. Although we tend to focus on the impact on young men who are exposed to gun violence, girls are likewise gravely affected. Girls drop out of school at nearly the same rate as boys in an effort to avoid having to pass through places where shootings are common—that is, in an effort to survive. Mothers bury their children because of gun violence. Families are irrevocably changed by guns. Mainstream feminism has to engage with gun violence as an everyday occurrence in the lives of some women. It can’t be treated as a distant problem when in some neighborhoods, bullets are as common as rain."

    - Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall

    #radfem#radblr #radical feminists please interact #radical feminist community #radical feminism#black feminism#hood feminism#intersectional feminism #intersectional feminism 101 #gun violence
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  • feministbibliobs
    26.05.2022 - 4 hours ago

    fem_bib offen / open / ouverte

    mi / wed / mer 8.6.22 19-21h

    di / tue / mar 21.6.22 18-20h

    DE die feministische bibliothek ist offen - kommt vorbei auf ein gespräch oder zum schmökern, bringt medien zurück und holt neue

    EN the feminist library is open - come by for a tea and exchange or to browse books, bring back your media, borrow new ones

    FR la bibliothèque féministe est ouverte - venez prendre un thé ou feuilleter des livres, rapportez vos médias, empruntez-en de nouveaux


    (bild: spendenaufruf sp!t - call for donations sp!t - appel aux dons sp!t)

    ort / place: feministisische bibliothek / feminist library / bibliothèque féministe im / at / chez Sp!t, erlenstr. 44, 4058 basel

    DE der raum ist rauchfrei und über 4 stufen mit Geländer erreichbar, Eingangstür: 79cm breit, genderneutrale Toilette, Tür: 69cm breit. leider ist der raum nicht zugänglich mit rollstuhl – bitte schreibt uns, wenn wir euch helfen können, zugang zum raum und den büchern / zines zu erhalten. fem_bib(ät/at)immerda(punkt/dot)ch corona: wir tragen maske, ausser es ist bis zum schluss absehbar, dass alle anwesenden ok ohne sind.

    EN the space is smoke free and only accessible by 4 steps, entry door: 79cm wide, gender neutral toilet: door 69cm wide. we’re very sorry, the space is not wheelchair accessible – please write if we can help you to access the space and the media. fem_bib(ät/at)immerda(punkt/dot)ch covid: we wear masks except if we made sure everybody’s fine without until the end

    FR  l’éspace est non-fumant.x.e et accessible par des 4 marches avec main courante, porte d'entrée : 79 cm de large, porte de toilettes genres-neutrales : 69 cm de large. malheureusement l'espace n'est pas accessible en fauteuil roulant - veuillez nous écrire si nous pouvons vous aider à accéder à l'espace et les média. fem_bib(chez)immerda(point)ch covid: nous portons des masques sauf que nous nous sommes assuré.es que tout le monde va bien sans jusqu'à la fin

    #Feminist Library#feministische bibliothek#bibliothèque féministe #sp!t #sp!t - raum für queer feministische anliegen und praxen #sp!t - space for queer feminist matters and practices #sp!t - espace pour des matières et pratiques queer féministes #queer#Spende#donations#dons #spendenaufruf sp!t basel #appel aux dons sp!t bâle #call for donations sp!t basel
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  • sensessences
    26.05.2022 - 4 hours ago

    so i went to Why Are You So Angry by Angela Tiatia (NZ/AUS), Nashashibi/Skaer (UK), Selina Tusitala Marsh (NZ), Yuki Kihara (WS/JP) and the deceased Tahitian activist and multi-artist Henri Hiro (1944-1990). It is an exhibition on Paul Gaugin and his art on Tahiti but the brilliance of it is in seeing through his flaky, misoginistic, colonial perspective and clarifying all the history, country and (as much as possible) the women that actually gets a zero say in his paintings. it touched me deeply. Alike when going to see Picasso, it made me angry. Not in irony to the title. It is disgusting, the dehumanization and sexualization of the female body, above all with the gut-wrenching explorative racism and exoticism of Southern cultures by Western imperialism.

    i nearly left the exhibition early, and I honestly don't remember most of his showcased paintings. I couldn't care for them given how I was feeling. They were fleeting.

    the art from the other artists, however, stuck. In contrast, despite and in spite of the whole ordeal, it was remarkable. it reminded me of my father. The similar feeling of... disgust. during my psychoanalysis today I mostly talked about the exhibition. We discussed the curation, his life, the art. In and out the topic of my dad, or rather my perception and relation to him arose. At one point, post discussion of the French wars and colonialism, I said "I don't get it. I feel like I am fighting a battle I don't want to. And I don't know why I am in the battlefield, and there is no one on the other side of me." then, when asked to "put my dad in the picture" (paintings, in this case) it clicked to me the struggle of wanting as a child to be someone my father would like, love. But what I know he loves is women, not necessarily in a human or whole sense. I wouldn't ever dream of, or want to, or try to emulate that; but there was that sense of striving for something (his love) yet having nothing to go from, nothing i could (or would want to) achieve. after crying and still understanding things further, I am just glad art gets such a reaction out of us, especially when done so well. the curation of this brought me to something truly mind changing, touching so deeply and triggering vital parts of my self knowledge. I am so grateful

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