Material feminism – one that is cognizant of the effect of class on a woman’s life – is vital. A bourgeois variant of feminism serves the bourgeois woman alone, no one else. We have seen the outcome of the imperial feminist and her entrepreneurial sister – both often the same person – and we know what good is the stance to drop bombs on women to save them and the stance that bellows of empowerment meanwhile employing child labor for domestic work. If young feminists of today seek a better tomorrow, they must materialize efforts on collective social justice – instead of individualist advancement – that is exceptionally compassionate to the needs of the overburdened and impaired. It is the only way forward. There is no other way.

Mehreen Kasana, Of the Neoliberal Feminist (via listopada)

AYEEEEE LOOK AT THE HOMIE THO!!!!!

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Ready your hankies ya’ll because here comes #YesAllMen

alimarko:

Always remember that women who call themselves feminists will be accused so many times of being man-haters, but when a man kills women just for being women, he is called mentally unwell, and a madman rather than a woman-hater or misogynist. 

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pomeranianprivilege:

autarkical:

pomeranianprivilege:

capitalists are not feminists 

can we stop with the “you have to be socialist/communist in order to further the liberation of women all over the world” thanks

no

FEMINISM DOES NOT EXIST SO WE CAN HATE MEN. IT EXISTS BECAUSE MEN HATE US. — calinewarkwc69 (x)

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We can’t even agree on what a ‘Feminist’ is, never mind what she would believe in and how she defines the principles that constitute honour among us. In key with the American capitalist obsession for individualism and anything goes as long as it gets you what you want, feminism in America has come to mean anything you like, honey. There are as many definitions of Feminism as there are feminists, some of my sisters say with a chuckle. I don’t think it’s funny. —  bell hooks, 1984 (via mangoestho)

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I left liberal feminism, because it doesn’t tell the “male gaze” to fuck off, it FUCKS it. I left liberal feminism, because it told me that I was only powerful if my power satisfied men’s needs, if my power meant being on my knees taking a “Money Shot” while a man, conditioned from the very system that oppresses me, jerks off to my subordination. I left liberal feminism, because it argues in a POST-patriarchal context, telling me that my sexuality is my own, while in fact, males will always own it as long as male dominance is a political, economic, social and cultural reality. Which it presently is.

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sex negative for life. 

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I left liberal feminism, because it told me that I was only powerful if my power satisfied men’s needs

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not to mention the call for more female CEOs without any criticism of the capitalist oppression that all CEOs perpetuate, and the women who are thrown underfoot for women to rise to the top of the corporate ladder

not to mention “it’s the CHOICE that’s important”

not to mention “feminism is the radical notion that women are people”

not to mention the white savior mentality and anyone who tells hijabis that they are anti-feminist

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Lifestyle feminism ushered in the notion that there could be as many versions of feminism as there were women. Suddenly the politics was being slowly removed from feminism. And the assumption prevailed that no matter what a woman’s politics, be she conservative or liberal, she too could fit feminism into her existing lifestyle. Obviously this way of thinking has made feminism more acceptable because its underlying assumption is that women can be feminists without fundamentally challenging and changing themselves or the culture. — bell hooks, Feminism is for Everybody (via excelenciatropical)

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"I love women," is not a get out of jail free card. Thicke pulled the same bullshit when he was accused of degrading women in "Blurred Lines": "When we made the song, we had nothing but the most respect for women," he said. How nice of you to say so, Mr. Thicke. Alas, your work shows the opposite to be true. I am fairly certain many of the men who buy sex and consume porn also think they do it because they really, really, love women. NOPE. You love women like I love wine — as something I consume selfishly for my personal benefit and as a product. — Meghan Murphy (No, “female-appreciation” is not the same thing as feminism)

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Poster by the See Red Women’s Workshop, a socialist feminist poster collective that existed in London between 1974-1990.

Poster by the See Red Women’s Workshop, a socialist feminist poster collective that existed in London between 1974-1990.

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