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radicallyaligned · 2 years ago
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What cultural relativism is good for: understanding in some countries bugs are a delicacy and that isn't 'gross', red means luck in some places and war in others, death is a great tragedy in some places and a celebration of life in others, etc.
What cultural relativism is not good for: justifying child brides, justifying domestic abuse and sexual slavery, justifying the generalized rape and harm and misogynistic practices against women and girls, etc.
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baixueagain · a year ago
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Like honestly it is so important that people stop associating radfem solely with TERFs because it blinds y'all to how insidious, pervasive, and dangerous radfem rhetoric is.
Are radfems transphobic? Yes. But that's not all they are.
Radfem rhetoric is behind a lot of the queerphobia, biphobia, aphobia, panphobia, kinkphobia, polyphobia and sex negativity in general on this site. Their rhetoric is woven intrinsically into kink criticism and exclusionist ideology. But because it doesn't have "trans people are evil" on the tin, y'all are swallowing those pills wholesale without giving it a second thought.
And then, because "radfem" has come to mean "TERF" on this site, when people point out to you that you're parroting radfem rhetoric, you're able to easily dismiss it by saying "How dare you call me transphobic!"
My friends. Transphobia is not the only dogwhistle radfems use. It is not the only pillar of their toxic belief system.
Familiarise yourself with all their beliefs. Think critically about all of them.
If you don't want to be called out on spreading radfem ideology, make sure your ideals aren't borrowing from the more subtle and less overtly disagreeable aspects of their belief system.
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ms-hells-bells · 2 years ago
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marie antoinette was a clueless teenage girl thrown into a marriage and country she had no choice in, and has been slandered for hundreds of years since her death, with made up quotes such as “let them eat cake” when her final words were actually apologising to a guard for stepping on his toes, the fact that despite the extravagance she was much less fancy and money wasting than previous royals, and the erasure of her efforts to listen to and help the people despite having no political experience and her king-husband being useless, all providing a perfect example of the sexualised demonisation of young women with any semblance of power throughout history, and in this essay i will
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furiamarina · a year ago
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Privilegio es cuando tú piensas que algo no es un problema porque tú no estás siendo personalmente afectado por ello
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grungebunny · 4 months ago
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diagnalley · 2 years ago
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Men are WEAK. They have been putting the burden of birth control on women since forever but its time they started taking some responsibility
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kvetcher · 4 months ago
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girls on tik tok saying they want hysterectomies because “no periods and no kids!!” is going to be the reason I snap istg. your uterus is a whole fucking organ and removing it can cause intestinal prolapse, urinary incontinence, bowel dysfunction, pelvic floor collapse, and chronic pain from scar tissue. hysterectomies should be an absolute last resort as a treatment for severe medical conditions. the way women’s bodies are treated under patriarchy and the lack of education about female anatomy has resulted in teenage girls joking about removing their organs. this isn’t ok.
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radical-tactical · 2 years ago
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Calling straight and bisexual women dick worshippers or breeders is misogynistic as hell and I don’t know how on earth being a lesbian makes it suddenly okay for you to say that.
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fresno-nightcrawler · a year ago
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It should not be controversial for a woman to want to be a housewife
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radicallyaligned · 2 years ago
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watching this girl on Twitter propose this badass idea and then defend it is A+ content
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kvetcher · 25 days ago
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this generation has really classified middle-aged women as either “milfs” or “karens” and they think they’re LESS misogynistic than older generations. it’s the same old shit, except now they’re all calling themselves feminists.
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uccelletto-di-kokuyo · 3 months ago
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Out of all the things for TERFS to go after, is the fact that I'm an evolutionary biologist. It's fucking bizarre.
I have my degree in evolutionary biology. I've been interested in the sciences since I was young. I was a part (and still am a part) of the Audubon Society, Herpetology Society, Science Olympiad and regular volunteer at our state-run science museum. I wanted to be a paleontologist for most of my life and that shifted to ornithologist in high school. I narrowed that in on my own in uni to birds and their relatives along with snakes (because I love snakes).
I took anthropology, archaeology, chemistry, and other classes as part of my degree and out of my own curiosity. My anthropology class is most noticeable. I think it would be fair to say I would have been considered a TERF or close to one in high school. This one class though forced me to look all those beliefs I had in the face.
That anthropology class is where I first learned about gender and class as social constructs. And where I got the first inkling I might not be cis. It forced me to look at cultures outside of what I know.
Then my biology classes forced me to look at how complex, and definitely not binary, sex is. How strange it can be. The many ways nature plays with it. Categories are something that humans made up to try to understand the world. They are breakable, bendable and always always holds exceptions.
And my archaeology classes? Let me just say this. Humans are fucking weird. We're weird. Our evolution is weird.
Altogether though, the more I learned and from reputable sources, the more I learned that TERF ideology is not just wrong, but that it isn't a reasonable viewpoint. It doesn't help us understand our world better. It is not the most predictive value. At all.
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