First, the obligatory Holidays greeting. I hope you’ve had a nice time and that the next year is better than the last. I hope all our dreams come true this year. (Yes, I am that naïve).
Now on to what really matters.
The Radical Feminist blogosphere has been pretty quiet lately, in what I hope only turns out to be a state of hibernation. Infighting has taken its toll and everyone has separated herself from everyone else, with the result that we are now not a community and that we can change nothing. Poisonous ideas are running rampant within Feminism. The teeth of the movement are hidden, and no one feels inclined to ask the tough questions and focus on what really matters. Every social movement needs a root, and Feminism is no exception. Without it we are left with meaningless arguments about meaning itself. You know, endless discussions about “empowerment” and “choice”.
Feminism is distorted beyond recognition to the point that the only standard used for something to be deemed “feminist” is “a woman somewhere benefits from it”. This approach to social change is guaranteed to not change anything, since there is no recognition of such a thing as society in the first place.
Sisters, it’s time to wake up. Our ideas are too precious to be lost…
Maybe we are already awakening…?
Amy has decided to keep her Radical Feminist Library going. And if you haven’t checked it out already, I strongly suggest you do.
Polly is blogging again. For now.
As you probably know by now, Mary Daly passed away last January the 3rd.
It doesn’t much matter how right or wrong she was. She went far in trying to uncover that part of Truth and Beauty that can only come from Womankind’s eyes, no small feat in a patriarchal society. And one that is most certainly doomed to failure, to a greater or lesser extent. She went where no feminist had gone before.
The Radical Feminist blogosphere seems to have come back, ever so slightly, to honour Mary Daly’s memory.
Allecto has come out of her hiatus and written on her blog
Heart has produced a series of posts on Daly’s work.
Oh, and I am writing this. 😀
Here’s to a new beginning for Radical Feminism… At least within the volatile blogosphere.
Please, feel free to post links to other radical feminist websites I may have missed.