Radical Feminist Re Awakening

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.


5 Responses so far »

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    polly said,

    For now. Until the stooopid gets to me. But there is so much illogic out there, as we are discovering!

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    berryblade said,

    Yay! I’ve always wanted to read more of Polly’s writings and now I’ve finally got the chance @polly you’re awesome.

    I’ve finally updated with a crappy movie review. I think I came here through factcheckme maybe? Either way, I’m adding you to my blog roll, hope you don’t mind.

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    Julian said,

    Glancing over my blogroll and important webpages list, I thought I’d offer these blogs and, er, webpages, some of which explicitly identify as radical feminist or the perspective is deeply informed by radical feminism. I know most folks have their own take on how a radical feminist blog is defined. Thanks for being here! I’m adding you to my blogroll right now!!! (And thanks for the link to the Radical Feminist Library.)

    AROOO (unapologetically radical feminist, partly separatist)
    abyss2hope (a fiercely anti-rape blog)
    Alice Walker blog
    Celie’s Revenge
    Don’t Call Me Ya Sista (new on the blog scene; appears to be unapologetically radical feminist)
    Eternal Summer of the Black Feminist Mind
    Finally, a Feminism 101 blog
    Incorrigible Radical Feminist
    Keep your coins, I want change
    Kitchen Table (archive)
    That Girl Has Issues
    The Curvature
    The American Dream Is Dead… by Sabina England
    The Feminist Texican
    The Pursuit of Harpyness

    Apne Aap
    Asian Indigenous Women’s Network
    Diana E. H. Russell’s website
    Genderberg (radical feminist identified; moderated by a woman named Sam)
    INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence
    Making Face, Making Soul… a Chicana feminist homepage
    Minnesota Women’s Resource Center
    No! The Rape Documentary
    Patricia Hill Collins website
    Purple Berets
    Sista II Sista
    WIDE Network

    and last and least, my boyblog is unequivocally pro-radical feminist, in the tradition of Audre Lorde and Andrea Dworkin, Patricia Hill Collins and Sheila Jeffreys, Andrea Smith and Catharine A. MacKinnon, among other great women:
    A Radical Profeminist

  4. 4

    marytracy9 said,

    Cheers, berryblade, and welcome 🙂

  5. 5

    marytracy9 said,

    Thank you very much, Julian. I must say it is quite refreshing to find a man who knows more feminism than I do 😀

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