Nothing demonstrates MORE how badly feminism is failing the women who need it most. But they’ll blame the Right, not themselves. The Right has been chipping away at abortion for years, this isn’t new; the de-funding of Planned Parenthood in states around the country is just a new round they keep winning. Women NEED feminism but the feminist agenda-makers have fucked it up and keep fucking it up huge.
Before any kind of feminist movement existed, or could exist, lesbians existed: women who loved women, who refused to comply with the behavior demanded of women, who refused to define themselves in relation to men. Those women, our foresisters, millions of whose names we do not know, were tortured and burned as witches, slandered in religious and later ‘scientific’ tracts, portrayed in art and literature as bizarre, amoral, destructive, decadent women. For a long time, the lesbian has been a personification of feminine evil.
Adrienne Rich, On Lies, Secrets and Silence, 1979
Because we’re addressing the “powers that be” feminists, the “movers & shakers” in the feminist world, the leaders, the agenda makers, the ones who shape feminism. We realize it’s en vogue now to tailor everything down to such an individual and niche degree that nothing means anything anymore but we’re not on board. So we say feminism.
To make women over in their image, whatever version they think is right.
They’re not interested at all in the women that need feminism the most.
We think the online feminist community has officially lost the ONE marble it had, their lesbian-bashing is unprecedented and has reached freakishly irresponsible levels endangering lesbians and women in general with their rhetoric.
Someone brought our attention to a posting on a popular-ish feminist blogsite and apparently