what do you think of marinashutup ? She's a very vocal and popular feminist youtuber who recently bashed liberal feminism but also uses the word "terf" and is always saying how trans-inclusive she is and like idk I want to support young feminists but she can't be bashing critical thinking like that! being gender critical is kinda super important to being a feminist, no?
Orla-Jo's Not Dead Answer:
I looked her up, she just seems like a young, typical college feminist.
That’s me. Typical young college feminist.
Like what the hell is that even mean to mean?
Young and educated - really that’s a criticism when discussing radical feminist ideas?!
Oh no how will I understand these concepts through all my youth and education!
(Also “gender critical” read “transphobic” and “likes telling other people how to identify”)
Gonna call everyone who wrote HAGS in my middle school year book and tell them what a great summer I had. Then I’m going to make a documentary out of it. Please donate to my kickstarter.
…..when people wrote hag on my stuff in school it had different connotations.
In case anyone needed more evidence that Richard Dawkins is scum and not worth listening to for three seconds then here’s him telling people who can’t remember their rapes not to report it.
Like even putting aside the OBVIOUS answer of what if they’re drugged many people people suffer PTSD after a rape and cannot remember clearly.
Seriously Dawkins needs to stop.
Are you the subject of debate?
Not a debater or a judge but a motion waiting to be carried or defeated.
And to hate someone not because they see you as an object for argument.
Your existence is a political opinion.
You are fair game for showing up.
And I am made up from Op-Ed pieces and blog posts and protests and patronising government reports
And a Primetime special that turns your life into a…
I’d like to just mark the passing of Simone Battle from the girl-band G.R.L. who killed herself earlier this week.
She was a very talented singer and her death is tragic.
As much as I would like to think that the media was respecting the privacy of her friends and family at this time very often the deaths of black celebrities are not given the same attention as those of white celebrities.
I’m not really sure where I’m going with that point except that the recent string of celebrity deaths has highlighted how much I hate how we handle celebrity deaths.
But also I’d just like add to any of my followers who are suffering from depression or considering suicide that you are valuable and important and that seeking help is not weakness.
The main problem I have with Men’s Rights Activists is that their name really doesn’t do them justice. They’re Straight Cis White Men’s Rights Activists. I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists campaign for the inclusion of trans* men in their spaces.
I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists campaign to end the social stigma around black fatherhood. I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists campaign for better pay and equal career mobility for men of colour. I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists actively campaign for more gay men’s rights. I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists advise others in their group on how using f*ggot to emasculate men who aren’t part of their cause is alienating and marginalising other MEN.
I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists campaign, raise awareness of, or support victims of male rape unless it’s in order to derail a discussion around female victims of rape. I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists campaign, raise awareness of, or support male victims of domestic abuse unless it’s in order to derail a discussion around female victims of domestic abuse. Men’s Rights Activists are hypocrites and frauds.
They’re bitter privileged white men who don’t want to campaign for the rights of men — they want to campaign to keep their privilege unchecked and their ability to discriminate against others. If you want to be a real Men’s Rights Activist — be a fucking (intersectional) Feminist. Peace out."
All of this. The only men they care about are themselves, and the only thing they don’t like is that they might be treated the same way as everyone else.
"A racist woman is not a feminist; she doesn’t care about helping women, just the women who look like her and can buy the same things she can.-
A transphobic woman is not a feminist; she is overly concerned with policing the bodies and expressions of others.
A woman against reproductive rights — to use bell hook’s own example, and an issue close to your heart — is not a feminist; she prioritizes her dogma or her disgust over the bodies of others.
An ableist woman is not a feminist; she holds some Platonic ideal of what a physically or mentally “whole” person should be and tries to force the world to fit inside it."
As an Irish feminist people always try to talk to me about Caitlin Moran and I’m just like…ew.