i put the rad in radical feminism

who’s who in radfem tumblr!

this is obviously not an exhaustive list and if you’re not on it, i promise it was not purposeful; there’s just so many of us! please shoot me a message if you’d like to be included on the next one i’ll make, and i’ll be sure to put you on it. 

not everybody on this list is a radfem – some are lesfems, some are marxist feminists, some are rad-leaning, some are womanists… – and some of these blogs aren’t even political – but we all prioritize women, so we’re all worth a look! 

i’m sorry it’s not alphabetical this time, i just really did not feel like going through and alphabetizing all these blogs lol.

enjoy!  – mod alicia

@vulva-o-keeffe @radfemblog @hembrista @quantum-wordsmith @zombiescominginmywindow @high-on-pussy @terfscorpion @radgems @raddbabe @fantaparrot @lesbianistheword @blackholesandlesbians @izzy-pea @radmadican @radical-feminism @jillyisntfromphilly @evilterf @urfriendlyneighborhoodlesbian @feminism-for-me @etherealradlesbian @gencritical @wishicouldposthisonmymainblog @dog-goddess @girlschasinggirls @tr1angl3 @bloodyfeminist @sevenpistachios @radbelle @lesbianvriskaserket @antiporndafemqueen @radicaldragoness @lesbiraptor @radunicorn @theuntameableshrews @olivethelesbians @roses-for-radfems @sunflowerradfem @poup @2lazy-2die @the-stars-are-terfs @sociallyanxious-lesbian @radfemroe @yonicfever @daenerys-terfgaryen @ghostfem @pandasandshit @inlovewithashootingstar @terfinator420 @wheresmyredpillmorpheus @radicaldolphins @thecasworks @rpg-lesbian @gendercriticalsideblog @capitalisfem @good-girl-gone-radd @littlemeowth @eris-against-gender @sapphic-matriarchy @confirmed-terfs @dykesarerad @cosmogues @bsambins @trappist1kid @radfemdva @totallyradicalblog @grumpyoldnurse @radsad @aggressivgammalko @radicalbumblebees @protectedbymedusa @radfelis @roedfeminist @misandricmedusa @thegoodandbadifem @cheekless0nion @radical-grape @dykeashell @distancetiming @marxistpunk @pamperedpunk @quietlyrad @ste-genevieve @radladiesunite @meanterf @nigerian-girl @vagitarian-validation @les-bi-anity @lesbians-or-gtfo @musclev @femalefemalefemale @the-raddest-captain @purefeminism @sataniclabia @wayward-uterus @poehlerise @lilyradfem @ficklewitchsupporter @bi-canadian-radfem @destroyyourbinder @areyouorhaveyoueverbeen @februaryiron @gender-abolition @dyke-bytes-back @devil–pussie @e-cryptid @radmatriarchy @yourkinkisstillnasty @radfemradfemradfem @radredconfetti @mothermayhem @terftastictruth @cliteralviolence @cannibalitchi @trash-fem @warmfuzzydyke @radfemsuggestions @ardously @uterusbear @radicalfemlez @rad–qxeen @nervousfeminist @vaginyl @anarchistmermaid @braticalfeminist @royalbloodedradfem @lavendermenacing @byesexualqueen @vampire-vulva @catwym @nametheproblem @the-incredible-dyke @angryradfemwitch @radhexx @lesbianpride @spaceycynic @hormoaning @5ide3-b10g @vagina-dentataa @supermagicalpotato @themagicalradical @gendercriticalpineapple @imagineifterfs @iloveradfems @radfemjourney @cuddly-trash @girl-hands @estrogenanddefiance @radpolmemes @lightlychild-lightly @radicalcowgirl @fempizzadough @studyradical @radical-f @avantguardianofthegalaxy @tiredofyourbu11shit @cervicaldischarge @plaidfem @dogradfem @hashtagnotallmen @labialovegood @nansheonearth @feministpopup @907972 @terf-official @tairebear @misaandry @not-just-another-fake-lesbian @pretty-rad-poet @womannotfemale @exportingfeminism @vegan-radfem-witch @littlebisonheart @fyxan @cheerfuldyke @tunisian-female @anti-female-receipts @radwitchbadwitch @abolishgender @verysmallradfem @rad-fems-are-rad @radfemprobs @idkwhatradfemis @grim-haystack @hermione-is-a-radfem @iamnothedwig @month-0f-august @radical-menace @rainingtreefrogs @clittymcgee @radflash @snowwhite0dwarves @latinaradfem @kinkreceipts @radfauna @petalbed @little-witch-heart @omnivore-odyssey @trans-activism-is-a-cult @the-big-rad-wolf @down-the-left-hand-path @revatron @flowerpetals2wood @actually-a-lesbian @thehowlingwolf @feathered-friend @grrrlxblood @themutantgene @radredrecluse @lajolielune @lesbianpriority @radicalwitch @transgender-harms-women @antigonesque @omgsufferingsappho @puzzle-a-puma @furiosa-of-the-vuvalini @radfem-chronicles @rad-mist-riot @feministarchives-internet @prettyvulva @daisydeadhead @eco-feminist88 @the-ili-rad @wimminwomynwomon @cornerstorebitch @gothradfem @vulvacrat @jesusisamanatee @the-angry-alien @fallopian-toob @incrediblesbian @radgyrl @probablyghosts @powerdyke @lunalit @horsequeen666 @tiffany-the-terf @highonthesoundd @northernwoman @eco-rad @thedeathofthe-moth @sahuarospine @rad-bad-and-dangerous-to-know @light-blue-bad @deepgreenfeminist @lesbianpulpfiction @controversial-feminist @dragoncooch @immunetothezombievirus @daokaygirl @vulvafuriosa @criticalpeach @dolores-del-bosque @oatmealtrash @frustrateddyke @lez0mbie @grassbian @lostinatlantictimes @female-tribbers @yoursocialconstructsareshowing @joanofrad @sephoriasskeleton @terfamisu @vulvapunk @wayward-womyn @vulvatalk @furiosafemale @spencer-shayy @vaginafetishizingwitch @prediculouss @punch-your-buns @suffixbattle @ddoppelmoral @femaleandradical @imagine-men @fallopianfury @callioscope @awaitingthematriarchy @weloveradfems @gynocentric-aesthetic @radfem-suggestion @radicalsquirrel @iamalittlebifurious @clit-lit-101 @mautlyn @jendahsucks @terf-suggestions @bi-vampixre @queen-elisabitch @cyberradfem @radical-thinking @prettyprincessdolphin @whiskey-and-c41 @radical-sloth @smalldarlinglesbian @polyglotsappho @aawb @lesmiserablesbians @parliamentaryinquiry @blindbabyhasitsmotherseyes @ifhellwasagirl @madicalfeminist @veganxwomyn @radicalfmist @memelovingradfem @auntiewanda @theoldlesbianwithcats @walkyriesrising @theversatilist @sadfemradfem @raeucherweibchen @cecaeliawitch @vulvapunx @lesbianwicce @grumpy-radfem @theyrelesbians @qualitynighthideout @curiousradfem @toppdyke @lusterdustt @please-call-me-terf @marsinlibra @saintemere @letspretendhappyend @78novagrrrl @randomstabbing @halalbarbie @daisybeam @pistachioannie @aurorevallee @biconique @furiousradfem @hawleyqwin @flowerlygirls @tempetesirene @female-only @radgirlbadgirl @blackswallowtailbutterfly @lesbiantonysoprano @judith-hopps @harsh-girl-positivity @angryfuckingwoman @radfem-suggestions @harveymllk @shamelesslyunladylike @guideonragingstars @genderdontreal @itsalwayssunnyinportland @leeeeeeeshy @teenageradfem @lowkey-radical @femfang @sapphicdesi @radicalfemale @radfemmm @radfemlands @tired-bi-radfem @aferret @sleepyducky @feminist-female @radfemdreamer @vuvaliniterf @sweetradleaningconfessions @witchvnts @selfengineeredradical @exlibfem @fall-and-shadows @uterusperson @probably-hates-you-already @dykewym @kinksaregross @radsansa @dirtwife @femmefrequency @radicalmathematical @tiredofgender @ajoyforanastasia @destroymales @tightbra @misandry–queen @vegan-radfem-euphoria @a-terfdom @femliberation @ethereal-blackgirl @pastathecreep @saltballsaltypants @mcdyke @humblekitten @uter-fist @genderiswar @radicallymadically @itsajungle0utthere @magna-mater @notcisjustwoman @butterbutch @houroftheantichristwolf @prayawaythestraight @alienspriviledge @dworkin-it @hannah-bee @victoriassecretion @radfemming @radfem-dork @femnms @elaenathedefiant @treadingonyourcape @unapologeticdyke @giant-lesfem @homereker @pr0tectwomen @cutedeadgal @caribbeanradfem @angrybrownwomxxn @s0wingseas0n @lesbian-lizards @lezmeya @thentheysaidburnher @bitter-badfem-harpy @clitterbag @ididnahht @radicallyhaley @nevertrustamanwho @antiporn-activist @spearmint-milkshake @sassysublimetastemaker @furiousfem @angrysapphist @celtyradfem @pro-uterus-agenda @badkittyradkitty @gallicinvasion @hmsindecision @allm0ther @radfemprincess @radicalfeministdragon @whyyoualwayssoradical @rad-feminism @2nd-wave @terfzilla @babyradfemh @antipornprincess @killgender @rad-femmes @radfemcoven @sokelyset @franklinlorde @lez0mbie @radfemtime @moonbeamlesbians @dykebeast @unapologeticalfeminist @no-concept-of-you 

2017--the year of the radical feminist

hello all!

my name is Olive. I’m a teenage radfem of color. I am in the early stages of creating an online magazine for teenage/young adult radical or rad-leaning feminists, and am looking for contributors!

as you can see, my tumblr blog is really new BUT I have been a part of the tumblr radical feminist community for a little over a year now (had to delete a couple months ago for privacy reasons, remade YESTERDAY!). I’ve been daydreaming about an online magazine for young radfems for a while now, but all of the rhetoric surrounding the Women’s March yesterday (both good and bad) has finally prompted me to take action into my own hands. i’m creating this website in the hopes of giving life to something that can centralize the growing(!) community of young female radical feminists, provide us with a stronger sense of sisterhood, and give us all a loud, unified voice. That being said, it’s an important point that this will not be on tumblr. I feel like tumblr can be really disjointed, and having one place to be oriented in will help achieve the goals I stated above.

I love the attitude of this community, and I want this site to have that same smart, witty, feisty, and loving vibe that we have on our individual blogs, with content focusing on radical politics, activism, and our specific experiences as teenage/young adult women. think, if Feminist Current and Rookiemag had a baby.

I am gauging interest within our community for CONTRIBUTORS to the magazine. (btw, I am reaching out to ALL the rad/leaning feminists. Though this site is AIMED at teenage/young adult women, I want be clear that I AM looking for contributors OF ALL AGES, and of course ethnicities, sexual orientations, and all that. basically, if you’re a woman, if you’re a rad/leaning feminist, I want you!)
the magazine’s content will be varied: journalistic writing (editorials and such), photography, art, music, poetry, comics, humor, etc. will be published, as long as it is relevant to radical feminism, or our specific experiences as teenage/young adult women.

if you are interested in becoming a regular contributor (YOU CAN REMAIN ANONYMOUS !!!! Or not, your choice its whatevs), or contributing ANYTHING AT ALL, or have any help/advice that you can offer in terms of building this website, or just wanna have a chat, orshowmepicsofyourcats, ETC. PLEASE reach out to me via braticalfeminist@gmail.com.
if nothing else, I want to just get out the word that this is a thing, it’s coming soon, watch out for it, and PLEASE spread the word!  

I think these coming years are gonna be super weird times, what with Trump being our president and the mainstream feminist movement becoming so unfamiliar, illogical, and alienating. I am aware of a few other radfem zines out there, but we’re gonna need as many venues and platforms for us to gather and communicate as we possibly can get. i think if everyone’s just wants to no-platform us, we’re gonna have to make our own damn platforms and put out as much content as we can.

with that thought in mind, let this be the year of the radical feminist revolution.

runway-slut  asked:

Hi, I'm fairly new to the radfem idea. I'm just trying to figure out what it means, its implications and connotations. Why are many libfems against it? How does radfem view trans people? What is an ideal radfem world and how does it include or exclude trans people? Why are many anons on your blog saying "nazi" or "fascist"? Which radfem principles tend to alienate POC, if they do? Why are anons saying if a POC is radfem, then she deserves to be subject to racism? Genuinely curious, thanks!

For future reference, try to stick to 1 or 2 specific questions at a time, instead of 6 all at once. I don’t want to write an extremely long response every time I receive an ask. It takes a lot of time and energy on my end. I understand you can’t just google “what does a rad fem world look like” without getting hundreds of biased answers that skew the truth, but holy shit dude.

Here is a link to 17 free rad fem books in pdf form

And 75 sex industry documentaries

I used to have a lot more resources but this blog is only 2 or 3 months old.
I saw a link to a PDF version of The Second Sex a couple days ago but now I can’t find it again :/ and honestly that things like 800 pages, I’d recommend just buying a physical copy. I bought a used copy from amazon years ago.

I don’t think lib fems..read books? All I remember from my lib fem days was being told what not to read, without any alternative suggestions.
So from my experience, the entire ideology is based on personal text posts from tumblr/twitter and random articles like “the penis is really just a huge clit!” and “10 reasons why periods are disgusting and you shouldn’t talk about them!” so yeah, ive never seen them recommend any books besides harry potter.


Anyways, I’m gonna try to keep this as short and simple as I possibly can because otherwise this response could quite literally become a novel.

Why are many libfems against it?
{its important to note that a lot of radfems started off as lib fems}

If you ask a lib fem what feminism is about, they’ll say “gender equality”. If you ask a rad fem, she’ll say “female liberation”.

The simplest way to put it is, Liberal feminism prioritizes males and radical feminism prioritizes females.
What I mean by that is Lib fems are very pro performing femininity as a feminist action, which men created to keep us looking pretty but silent and submissive aka objectification. They cater to males sexual desires no matter how oppressive, by being pro porn/prostitution, and supporting extremely harmful kinks(race play, age play, bdsm etc.) aka putting men’s orgasms over women’s lives. They prioritize transwomen over female people(female = cis women and transmen) by denying that women’s oppression is based on our biology and instead they believe we are oppressed because we present as feminine. They also believe the age old sexist myth of “the lady brain,” which has actually been disproved. Basically a lib fem understands that women as a class are disadvantaged, but can’t tell you why.

Three more examples would be; in reproductive rights, freezing sperm is now more important than abortion access. Another would be, They’re against “pussy grabs back” because they think it excludes transwomen. They think inclusion of people not affected by “grab her by the pussy” are more important than protesting our presidents comments about sexually assaulting and harassing female born women (the president of the United States not wanting to rape you is the complete opposite of oppression)
And, my least favorite, the cotton ceiling, which stands for lesbians panties. lib fems are constantly trying to find new ways to coerce lesbian females into having sex with pre op transwomen. They don’t care that it supports rape culture, they think it’s more important that a female who is completely disgusted and uncomfortable with a penis should still allow a person to fuck her with one to prove she’s not transphobic.

To be clear, liberal feminism does not accept transmen. They do not believe in male or female socialization so they don’t have a very good grasp on male privilege. They genuinely believe that transmen have male privilege and oppress cis & trans women, they also don’t think transmen need access to planned parenthood or gynecologists for some reason..
They will back up any and all transwomen solely on the basis of being trans no matter how oppressive their behavior. I.e. Cherno Biko who raped a transman and attempted to impregnate them without their knowledge, is hailed as a feminist icon to them (You can google this)
They want to be seen as the most inclusive and open minded, they are not concerned with the actual safety of female people at all I.e. Allowing transwomen into women’s shelters and women’s prisons, despite the fact that they physically and sexually assault female people at the same rate as cis men.

lib fems use their blind support of every transwoman as an excuse to perpetuate misogyny and sexism. I.e. “don’t ever talk about your period because transwomen don’t menstruate, which means periods are disgusting and should be shamed.” “Don’t ever celebrate your vulva because the majority of transwomen are pre op which means your vagina is dirty and smells like fish, you should be ashamed!” “Don’t create any feminist art of female biology because transwomen don’t have a uterus, that’s disgusting now!”
On a more serious note they try to snuff out any attempt of a female person speaking up about being sexually assaulted by a transwoman and have a bigger issue with people using the wrong pronouns when discussing a transwoman who has murdered someone or raped someone or committed an act of pedophelia. And I don’t say any of this to be mean or invalidating, the truth is transwomen are socialized as male(unless of course they were transitioned in early childhood and were raised/treated as female) and it should not be ignored. The world at large raises the two sexes differently.
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Liberal feminism does not require critical thinking at all. Every choice a woman makes, no matter how oppressive, is feminist now. They rely heavily on feelings and appearences over reality.

Example: makeup
Lib fems: People treat me better when I’m in a full face of makeup, that makes me feel better about myself until I wash it off at the end of the day. Makeup makes us pretty, no makeup = ugly. I don’t wanna be ugly so makeup is good and feminist. My worth is in my appearance. Dior told me that makeup is feminist, that means I should buy more!

Rad fems: who benefits from my makeup consumption? Who owns the majority of makeup companies? How much time and money do I spend on makeup? Why do I feel bad about myself when I’m barefaced in public? Why do people treat me differently when I have a full face of makeup on? Why am I more likely to get a job if I wear makeup to an interview? Why does society want older women to look younger and darker skinned women to look whiter? Why are women with wider noses being told to contour to give the illusion of a thinner European nose? Who is working to create makeup products? What are the working conditions of those people? Is Dior using feminism as a marketing tool to coerce me into giving them more of my money? Is wearing makeup really my choice or have I been socialized to feel like I need it.
(For the record I do wear makeup)

Lib fems say that wearing makeup is a choice and that they support women who wear it or not, but they very actively attack women for being gender nonconforming(not wearing makeup) They’ll call you ugly, stupid, broke, and unfeminist. They’ll say if you don’t perform or praise femininity, then you don’t support your “sisters” who do.


How does rad fem view trans people?
Ok so i wish this question was a bit more specific.

Do radical feminists hate trans people? No.Do radical feminists advocate for the “genocide” of trans people? No. Do radical feminists believe trans people deserve respect and basic human rights? yes. Its absolutely possible to care about trans people and cis women at the same time.

Rad fems believe in order to be transgender, you have to have sex dysphoria.
Lib fems disagree. Lib fems are very pro gender and pro trans, what I mean by “pro trans” is, when a little girl shows interest in football or cars, they want to automatically call her a transboy and give her puberty blockers, Instead of just accepting her as kid with interests outside of the ~pink girly gender box~ society has tried to trap her in.
That’s why rad fems are gender critical. What is gender but stereotypes based on sex.
Example: Women are quiet, submissive and wear dresses. Men are loud, dominant and wear trousers. Cleaning house is a woman’s job, paying bills is the mans job.

The patriarchy uses gender to disproportionately hurt women, that’s why instead of creating more and more genders, rad fems think it should be abolished all together. Why try to squeeze yourself inside a gendered box when you can be free to express yourself any way you want?


What is an ideal rad fem world, and how does it include or exclude trans people?
I won’t cover every little thing here because again this would be another novel.

The end of male supremacy! The sex industry would be abolished, which would lead to the end of rape culture. Female centered healthcare is free and accessible to all, as well as education, housing, food & water. Males actually receive jail time for their crimes against us, especially sexual based crimes, because females are now believed. What would be even better is if they stopped committing those crimes all together.
Female only spaces as well as transwomen only spaces exist (shelters, bathrooms, prisons etc) an end to European beauty standards, makeup & diet culture, basically capitalism. An end to menstruation stigma, FGM, child brides, dowries, religious oppression of women, as well as religious persecution, acid attracts, women being punished for rejecting men, traditional family values, homophobia, sexism, misogyny, racism, xenophobia, classism, ableism, ageism, and gender. Obviously all the oppressive systems working against female people, radical feminism is intersectional in contrast to popular belief.


Why are many anons on your blog saying Nazi or fascist?
First of all, the way you worded this question is extremely unfair because it seems like I actually did something wrong and was called a Nazi in response, which I wasn’t.

Those anons were a product of a little spat(1, 2) I had with a white transwoman who told me they believed WoC deserved racism as a punishment for being involved in radical feminism, and didnt think that made them racist at all. This was after I defended WoC rad fems against a post calling rad fems white supremacists because a white pride lesbian blog, who said they weren’t affiliated with us, described themselves as “gender critical”.

Only one anon has ever called me a fascist, not “many,” and I honestly don’t even think they know what that word means..

Nazism was mentioned in this anon because they were telling me about a “softcore” Nazi, from reddit, who hates rad fems and is accusing us of being controlled by a more “hardcore” Nazi, which makes no sense because shes obviously an anti feminist and no one in this community has any contact with her.

Which radfem principles tend to alienate POC, if they do?
They don’t. On the other hand, liberal feminism is completely centered on the western world.
Ideologically speaking, radical feminism is not inherently racist. On an individual level, there are rad fems who are racist, just like with any movement or group. anywhere there’s white people, there’s gonna be racists. It’s inconvenient but it’s true. 

Why are anons saying if a POC is radfem, then she deserves to be subject to racism?
Because they’re racist lol it’s that simple. A racist will find any excuse to openly support racism.
Rad fems receive a lot of death and rape threats, it’s not surprising that the same people supporting that, are in support of racism being used against the women they don’t agree with.


If any rad fems would like to add anything that would be greatly appreciated because I obviously didnt cover everything for the sake of time.

the first kind of feminism i was exposed to was actually a sort of radical feminism. it questioned why women had to perform certain types of femininity to feel/be attractive in society, such as wearing makeup, shaving our legs and wearing bras. this feminism made me question that, made me stop shaving my legs and be fine with that and to question gendered societal expectations.

then choice feminism came along and it was like, “hey whatever a woman does is feminist bc it’s her choice!” and just threw critical thinking out the window.

we do certain things because we are socialized or expected to. i know so many women who complain about shaving their legs, especially when summer rolls around but whenever i say “just don’t do it then” they’re aghast. why is that? why should they be expected to perform an action they find annoying or unnecessary? of course there are some women who enjoy shaving or like the feeling of hairless legs, and that’s fine, really, but i think more women need to stop and think Why they do some of these things.

just because a woman makes a choice doesn’t mean it’s feminist, or empowering. and sometimes it comes from expectations that are placed upon us. that doesn’t mean women don’t think or can’t conceptualize these structures, but we’re all socialized to do/think certain things. body hair on women used to be so ugly to me because i was taught that women should be hairless and only that could be beautiful. that changed though.

anyway there needs to be more critical thought put into why we make certain choices and perform certain actions especially those that are already expected of us.

anonymous asked:

Goodmorning! can I ask you something? Why don't you like feminists? Have a nice day

Some feminists are fine, it’s just the rad fems that have made me not like them. I’m all for equality, I don’t like the ones putting men down and saying they’re worthless.

So I don’t dislike feminism, just radical feminism.

I hope that answered your question!

I like how feminists like this say that they are striving for equality. Well, if you are a feminist like this, you are not striving for equality, you are striving to overshoot equality into the zone of special treatment. You are not looking for equal rights, you are looking for payback. You should not be paid equally to a man because you are a woman, you should be paid equally to a man, because you are human.
—  Rob Dyke on radical feminism 

anonymous asked:

Do you think you could Define what is means to be a feminist for me?

There are lots of different types of feminism. People on Tumblr will tell you otherwise. They will say if someone doesn’t believe exactly like them then they are not a “real feminist”. I used to use this too but then when I started arguing feminism in University and in the real world I discovered that that is a “no true scotsman” fallacy (AKA who am *I* to say what defines a ‘real’ feminist). 

There are many types of feminism. Anyone can call themselves a feminist and say what they believe is feminism. There are TERFs (trans exclusionary radical feminists) there are SWERFs (sex worker exclusionary rad feminists) there are “white feminists”, traditional feminists etc.

The feminism I identify with is post-3rd wave intersectional feminism. It is the feminism that recognizes that patriarchal gender roles harm all genders but tend to be beneficial for cis-men because it puts them in position of authority/power. It recognizes that gender roles exclude and shame trans/nb people. It recognizes the intersectionality of discrimination and that my experience as a white woman will not be the same as the experiences of a WOC or a disabled woman. It’s critical thinking feminism that works to take down gender roles while also beginning to dismantle the discrimination against any marginalized group. It’s the feminism that includes and supports both sex workers and trans/nb people. It’s the feminism we are constantly evolving and improving.