“Real Women” vs… What? Soulless Cyborgs? No, really.

I’ve been writing about beautiful boys, and linden trees, and women who live inside green, grassy hills. Fairy tales, in short. However, the spectacle of what passes for radical feminism these days continues to distract me from my work. “Avert thine eyes, Natalia.” I can’t. Consider this post from Mary at Beyond Feminism. I’ve readContinue reading ““Real Women” vs… What? Soulless Cyborgs? No, really.”

If the Comments on the Alternet Piece About Sex-Worker Rights Represent Feminism, It Isn’t Any Branch That I Associate With

The piece itself is good. But do scroll down to view your typical slut-shaming disguised as feminism. Just in case you’re prone to yelling “strawfeminist!!!” whenever someone points out that there are serious divisions and, yes, problems within the feminist community. On her blog, Renegade mentions a man who referred to the body of aContinue reading “If the Comments on the Alternet Piece About Sex-Worker Rights Represent Feminism, It Isn’t Any Branch That I Associate With”

Screw the Old 5K! Let’s Run to the Radfems!

I ran Cross Country in high school. Hence the lame joke. My offline experiences with self-identified radical feminists have tended to be very positive. Someone whom I consider a mentor is a radical feminist and a heavyweight thinker and academic (and a damn fine human being). A lot of my own thinking about life inContinue reading “Screw the Old 5K! Let’s Run to the Radfems!”

Post-Soviet Feminism and “Nashi”

The word “nashi” means “our” or “ours.” I use it as a tag on this blog not as a reference to the members of Russia’s political party: Nashi. However, it’s obviously appropriate here. Last week, Lyndon asked some question in relations to the, ah, creative ways that members of Nashi have come out in supportContinue reading “Post-Soviet Feminism and “Nashi””