• a transphobic woman is not a feminist
• a racist woman is not a feminist
• a homophobic woman is not a feminist
• exclusionary feminism is not feminism
I think what’s especially important here is that a transphobe, a racist, a homophobe, an exclusionary feminist, they will still call themselves feminist if they already feel so inclined. Just ignoring them and saying, “Oh, they aren’t really a feminist” only does so much. They still pollute the movement as long as they identify as such, we have to fight harder to promote true ideals of equality that feminism should always support. We need to push them out, not allow them to have their corner, while we pretend they aren’t there.
While still in the movement, the movement is not safe for these marginalized groups.
The feminist movement should not be a comfortable place for bigots.
This is something I was trying to put into words the other day during a conversation about feminism I was having that went along the lines of:
"I hesitate to call myself a feminist because there’re still racist and transphobic elements in the movement and I feel unsafe and under excessive scrutiny in feminist spaces, more so than in ‘mainstream’ society."
"But Abbie, those aren’t real feminists, real feminism is for all women.”
"I hear what you’re saying, but there are still those people and they’re still calling themselves feminists …"
So thank you, tumblr user feminishblog, for putting into words something I thought but couldn’t really express.
lmao someone not wanting to hear about gender stuff because they think it’s “annoying” is not being triggered. i mean it’s your call on tagging it but this person can fuck off regardless
I knoww. I’ve followed blogs though that had content I both really liked and didn’t that I wished I could blacklist. While I think they’re an ass for saying that, I understand where they’re coming from.
Playing a Bethesda game like
You could at least ask me without being demeaning…
But I do need to tag posts more for trigger warnings and such so I suppose I will do so.
Recently Kaige told us he wishes he could be both a boy and a girl because he likes playing princesses as much as ninjas and he doesn’t want to get made fun of. So we bought him a tutu and gave him a makeover. Meet the new and improved Kaige. If you have a problem with it please keep it to yourself and kindly stay out of his life. Which would be a shame because as you can see he’s freakin’ awesome! #letmebeme #mumblr #stopbullying
Space exploration and technology like terraforming and atmosphere creating is so important because the sooner we can do those things the sooner we can escape to another planet and start over the right way away from assholes and shit.
Okay guys, I’m going to get serious for a minute.
If you’re not in Ireland at the moment, you may not know about the situation regarding the laws on abortion. It is completely illegal, even in cases of rape, incest, fatal foetal abnormality, and other such things.
Women have died in this country because inability to have an abortion put strain on their health. A woman who wasn’t even Irish begged for an abortion because her child was about to die in the womb. The complications arising from her case resulted in her contracting septicaemia, organ failure, and tragically dying.
In 1992, the X Case took place, involving a 14-year-old girl, knowns only as x, who became pregnant after being raped. Instead of offering help to the girl, who because suicidal, they prevented her from travelling out of the country for an abortion.
Any Irish woman* who needs an abortion has to travel to the UK, which means if you don’t have the money, you’re out of luck. What does the Irish Government have to say about this?
Well, recently the UN confronted the Government about our abortion laws, pointing out that we were breaking Human Rights laws, and that the Government treated Irish women* like vessels.
Joan Burton, the Tánaiste, said that there will be no referendum on abortion in this Government’s lifetime. They’re literally saying that they don’t care enough to rectify Human Rights breaches.
I am NOT a vessel, and neither are you. Make your voice heard. Come to the March for Choice on the 27th of September in Dublin.
Never give up, never stay quiet.
This includes Northern Ireland which is in the UK, so a more accurate way to put it would be if you are in Ireland you have to travel to England, Scotland or Wales.