Tag Archive: opinion

the dawning realisation that I’m sexist

It’s odd to think of the vast amounts of prejudice and discrimination we absorb in our lives. I like to think of myself as a champion of logic and equality: acutely in tune… Continue reading

being a mere woman

This isn’t slam. Just the reality of the situation – you can think of yourself as a human being – but that won’t change the material reality that you, and the class of… Continue reading

understanding the fringe

As someone who has always considered themselves a feminist, and quite radical by persuasion, I was surprised to discover that there’s a lot about some parts of ‘radical feminism’ I find illogical and… Continue reading

what is the patriarchy? thoughts on radical feminism – part 3

Patriarchy is the term used to describe the society in which we live today, characterised by current and historic unequal power relations between women and men whereby women are systematically disadvantaged and oppressed.… Continue reading

radical feminism versus manosphere

  I made the suggestion recently that manosphere must have started up as a satirical response to radical feminism: the kind of Poe’s Law phenomenon that picks up unexpected steam and becomes believable for certain individuals… Continue reading

gender roles – thoughts on radical feminism part 2

on the planet Obstreperon, where patriarchy was abolished centuries ago following the Spinster Aunt Rebellion of 3658, “male” and “female” are quaint anachronisms, recollected only dimly by the creakiest and wispiest of superannuated… Continue reading

thoughts on radical feminism – part 1

Radical Feminism is a term that has only fully hit my radar in recent weeks. Prior to that, I had vaguely assumed they were feminists who were radical, in that they were cool.… Continue reading

selecting my chosen oppressed group

I’ve recently had cause to reassess my views towards groups of people who are routinely oppressed and/or marginalised within our society. It’s been suggested to me that it’s impossible to cover all bases for political… Continue reading

profiling and unconscious bias – part 2

In a world of survival of the fittest, it makes sense that animals are hard-wired with a basic instinct that has them making snap judgments about their predators. Some chimpanzees attack chimps that… Continue reading

profiling and unconscious bias – part 1

Many of you will be familiar with the work of The Arbourist – uncompromising feminist; sharp, witty and unrelenting master of take-downs; and forceful, commanding expert in her branch of feminism. I had… Continue reading