More Hell, Fewer Dahlias: The Musings of a Radical Feminist.

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Please stop telling me to subvert my identity to keep you happy.

I thought we were past this, solidly into the third wave, maybe emerging into the fourth, realizing that women of color, queer women, disabled women, imprisoned women and every other woman had their own voice to add to our movement. I really thought you were done telling me that my identity needed to be sectioned off and isolated into pockets of activism. You’re telling me I should suppress being queer in order to further a movement that represents women, yet if you have your way, won’t represent me. But I’m pretty sure I’m a woman. I’m also pretty sure that the trans women I know are women too, and that your definition of woman and female are woefully inadequate, insulting, and just another way to perpetuate your tired stereotypes and patriarchy approved message of racism and homophobia.

In other words, fuck you sociology class.

Love,
R.F.L.

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A question some faithful readers asked recently. I was shocked! Horrified! I was not doing my job as the Local Radical Feminist if you hadn’t seen the IBTC in my presence!

Anna, an all American teenager who just happens to be a lesbian in an accepting, open family, is working at a surgery that provides boob jobs after being rejected from her top choice college. A chance meeting with Sadie, a member of a radical feminist group turns Anna’s life upside down as she finds an outlet to express her unhappiness with the society she lives in and how she is treated by her family, friends, lovers and society as a whole.

Content Warnings: If you don’t like lesbians, transgender issues, blowing shit up, or slightly corny feminist theory, I’d skip this. And probably this blog, too! : )


This was a long, long post. Why was it so long? Because it turned into more of a ramble on how the Itty Bitty Titty Committee misrepresents radical feminism in some ways but is still my favoritest movie ever an besides, no movie is perfect, then a digression on veganism and how there no longer exists “spaces” where people can just chill, except at my old college, but they shut that down.

So instead of a 1000+ word ramble on all of those subjects, I’m just going to tell you to watch The Itty Bitty Titty Committee and support the healthcare bill but fight for women’s health to be respected within it.

(Also, IBTC and veganism are in no real way related, except in the aforementioned 1000+ word ramble. Yet another reason to spare you.)