There’s something wrong if we’re having to default to a cultural script rather than following feeling.
Until mainstream feminists are willing to radically examine the ways in which the movement continues to be complicit with racist, abusive patriarchy, abusers will continue to gain access to and exploit feminist spaces,
If I were living in an oppressive matriarchy — a world dominated by a feminist “herd mentality,” a world where women were reduced to drab, numb “anodyne drones” — wouldn’t I know it?
Emily Manuel talks to Samhita Mukhopadhyay about her book Outdated: Why Dating is Ruining Your Love Life, which discusses contemporary dating mores and gender roles, and the challenge of finding fulfilling relationships in a patriarchal world.
While the online abuse mothers (and their intersections) are subject to is different than that childless, white, cisgender women receive, it is, also, specifically gendered, and needs to be a part of this conversation.
It’s hard to focus on what marginalized people are saying, when they’re reduced to a collection of photos for the purpose of telling us that they’re “hot.” The act of finding those voices and listening to them is harder than taking a photo.
This is the victory of a disobedient woman. A woman who systematically refused to be pigeonholed, controlled and manipulated. A woman whose policies might not be to everyone’s taste, but whose political skills cannot be derided.
Intended as guides or not, the next generation of boys is learning how to be fathers, how to treat mothers, and what to expect of their children from shows like Doctor Who.
SlutWalk did not, and could not, speak to the needs of every woman; nor could it adequately sum up and address every facet of rape culture. Removed from its original context, it stops being simple, and became simplistic.
“The absolute limit of what bourgeois feminism can offer us is terminal exhaustion and a cupboard full of beautiful shoes.”