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The Erasure of Lesbians

Originally posted on You think I just don't understand, but I don't believe you.:

January 28, 2015

The Erasure of Lesbians

By Alix Dobkin and Sally Tatnall

When, towards the end of the last century, the historic force of feminist consciousness met the primeval juggernaut of lesbian attraction, it fueled the explosive Second Wave. These invisible forces sparked and fueled our declaration of war on patriarchy.

Since they never paid attention to us, the patriarchy wasn’t looking when that fateful meeting occurred, when we Lesbians – the “army of lovers (that) cannot fail” – first claimed our identity loudly, proudly and unabashedly.

The women’s liberation movement was just what Lesbians needed to make their place. Consciousness raising sessions revealed the oppressive structure all women faced. Feminists recognized and named patriarchy, the rule of men, as the creator of hierarchy that would determine all social values. For the first time, all isms were linked. As Audre Lorde once said, “there is no hierarchy of oppression”.

Lesbians took on leadership in creating women’s culture, theory, feminist book stores, rape crisis centers, battered women’s…

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MRA Peter Nolan: “Killing women is the only path to justice for men now.”

elfkat:

Yikes!

Originally posted on we hunted the mammoth:

Peter Andrew Nolan: At war with women Peter Andrew Nolan: At war with women

Men’s Rights Activists love to “warn” women that they may soon face a day of reckoning if they don’t shape up and start acting the way MRAs think they should. Don’t make men angry, they say; you wouldn’t like us when we’re angry!

Still, most MRAs making these “predictions” at least make a token effort to pretend to be horrified at the notion of men rising up to wreak vengeance upon uppity women. This isn’t what we want, they assure women; it’s just what will happen if you continue to “provoke” men with your bad behavior.

Other MRAs find it impossible to contain their glee; like doomsday preppers with well-stocked bunkers and enough ammo to kill every living thing within a 500 mile radius, they can’t wait for the end of the world.

Peter Andrew Nolan is one of these other MRAs…

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QotD: “I freaked out because we’re supposed to identify as a gender, right?”

Originally posted on Anti-Porn Feminists:

Anonymous asked: i think a lot of “dfab” people ID as nonbinary because transwomen claim that womanhood is an innate feeling, and most girls don’t have some sort of “girl feeling” so they have to say they’re nonbinary to avoid being accused of transmisogyny. also they can’t be trans men because trans men are THE WORST misogynists apparently.

yep yep yep i agree completely. especially because i was totally there once, cause i kept seeing trans women who were like “i’m a woman because i ~feel like one!!” and i was like well shit, i don’t really… feel… like a woman? and i was this close to ~identifying~ as nonbinary lmao

the moral of the story is we mustn’t let males define womanhood

Radfemkin

Holy shit, revelation. This makes so much sense. For a time I went around questioning whether I was “really a woman”, because always on Tumblr I…

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