Short answer: No. Feminists come from a variety of backgrounds, with a variety of values and opinions, and (among other things) are in no way uniform in their sexual preferences. Some feminists identify as lesbian, some as heterosexual, some as bisexual, some as asexual, etc. As for the “man-hating” moniker, it has more to do […]
- Feminism 101: Periods
- Online interaction and free speech
- FAQ: if “gender is a social construct”, aren’t feminists saying that gender doesn’t really exist at all?
- Feminism Friday – “Feminists Look for Stuff to Get Mad About”
- FAQ: if women like sex just as much as men do, then why is rape so bad? It’s just rougher sex, right?
Q: A celebrity feminist said something about the incorrect usage of vagina vs vulva and I want you to explain every nuance of her thoughts to me and why feminism thinks that way.
A: “Feminism” doesn’t necessarily think that way just because that celebrity feminist does.
Possibly there is controversy about her opinion.
Possibly her opinion is highly unpopular.
Also, just a thought, possibly she didn’t actually say quite what you think she said?
It is frustrating to live in a society where sexual violence is commonplace, and feel helpless to stop it. Many people are so disgusted and frightened for themselves and those they care about, that they do not have the patience to wait for our culture to right itself. It is from this frustration, impatience, and usually from a sincere worry for women’s safety, that people often will try to pass along rape prevention measures that may or may not be useful. [...]
Much of the safety advice that is given out is aimed at potential victims (quite often young women), that seems solid and constructive, but that largely ignores the social and societal context in which the violence happens, and also fails to take into consideration the practical realities of women’s lives.
- Guest Post – Privacy 101: privacy, anonymity and you
- Feminism Friday: How can men express sexual interest in a feminist way?
- What will Twitter will make of a #feminismfriday hashtag?
- Feminism Friday on Tuesday: Echidne’s “Need For Feminism” series
- Feminism Friday: Why, if you think women should be flattered by your harassment, you are stupid
- Feminism Friday: Addressing claims of “female privilege” – The Military
- In which the moderator apologises for dropping the ball
- FAQ: What’s wrong with saying that things happen to men, too?
- Feminism Friday: SotBO (Statements of the bleedin’ obvious)
- Frequently Whimpered Whines: The Nice Guys™ theme song
It’d be great to find a book written with intersectionality in mind which contains info on slut-shaming, body positivity, abortion rights, internalised misogyny, etc., which is easy to understand and digest for young girls who aren’t educated about things like privilege and oppression and class, etc.
- FAQ: What is “sexism”?
- FAQ: Isn’t the existence of the term “sex-positive feminism” effectively an admission that many feminists are anti-sex?
- Open Thread: Top 5 Introductory Texts
- FAQ: What can I do for feminism?
- FAQ: Why "feminism" and not just "humanism"? Or "equalism"? Isn’t saying you’re a feminist exclusionary?
This thread is a response to a comment from Astrodyke in the Suggestions thread: I don’t see tags for “lesbian” or “sexual orientation”. It’d be nice to have some FAQs about lesbianism and how it relates to feminism. There are the straw questions, “Don’t all feminists hate men?” or “Aren’t all feminists lesbians?” But there […]
- FAQ: Some feminist said/did something offensive/stupid/crazy/evil, so isn’t feminism a failure?
- Call for links: debunking the malicious stuff
- FAQ: But men and women are born different! Isn’t that obvious?
- FAQ: Why are you concentrating on X when Y is so much more important?
- FAQ: Aren’t you all just a bunch of "feminazis"?
I thought that I had unchecked a settings box that I checked for a brief hiatus over the New Year period. I just realised that apparently that change never went through.
I’ve been getting quite a few emails from students asking very similar questions, although the very similar questions are about rather different issues, over the last few months. I bet I’m not the only blogger getting them, either.
Obviously this is an approach that somebody is recommending to you, but can I tell you what it feels like to me? It feels like you are asking me to do your homework. That’s not what tertiary education is supposed to be training you to do.
Approximately a month’s worth of comments have just been released from the moderation queue now that I’m back from hols.
It’s school holidays here for the next few weeks. I will only have intermittent internet access as I race about doing holiday things. All comments will go to the moderation queue while I’m otherwise engaged.
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