The reality is that so-called pro-life movement is not about saving babies. It’s about regulating sex. That’s why they oppose birth control. That’s why they want to ban abortion even though doing so will simply drive women to have dangerous back alley abortions. That’s why they want to penalize women who take public assistance and then dare to have sex, leaving an exemption for those who become pregnant from rape. It’s not about babies. If it were about babies, they would be making access to birth control widespread and free and creating a comprehensive social safety net so that no woman finds herself with a pregnancy she can’t afford. They would be raising money for research on why half of all zygotes fail to implant and working to prevent miscarriages. It’s not about babies. It’s about controlling women. It’s about making sure they have consequences for having unapproved sex.

Libby Anne (How I Lost Faith in the “Pro-Life” Movement

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chodeboy:

christian couples calling each other fetus instead of baby bc to them it’s the same thing

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transgender-harms-women:

The Sexual Liberals and the Attack on Feminism  Edited by Dorchen Leidholdt and Janice G. Raymond. 1990
On April 6, 1987, eight hundred people packed an auditorium at New York University Law School, while hundreds more sat riveted to television monitors outside. They came to hear many of the major feminist writers, thinkers, and leaders address an ideology and a program that, they asserted, was undermining feminism in the guise of being its best friend.
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Introduction – Dorchen Leidholdt (PDF)
Part I: Feminism and Liberalism
Liberalism and the Death of Feminism, Catharine A. MacKinnon (PDF)
Sexology and Antifeminism, Sheila Jeffreys (PDF)
Woman-Hating Right and Left, Andrea Dworkin (PDF)
Part II: Family Structures: The Patriarch and the Pimp
Making an Issue of Incest, Louise Armstrong (PDF)
Taking Our Eyes Off the Guys, Sonia Johnson (PDF)
Family Matters, Ann Jones (PDF)
Confronting the Liberal Lies About Prostitution, Evelina Giobbe (PDF)
Part III: The New Reproductive Liberalism
The New Reproductive Technologies, Gena Corea (PDF)
Mothers on Trial: Custody and the “Baby M” Case, Phyllis Chesler (PDF)
Sexual and Reproductive Liberalism, Janice G. Raymond (PDF)
In the Best Interest of the Sperm: The Pregnancy of Judge Sorkow, Pauline B. Bart (PDF)
Abortion and Pornography: The Sexual Liberals’ “Gotcha” Against Women’s Equality, Twiss Butler (PDF)
Part IV: Sexuality
When Women Defend Pornography, Dorchen Leidholdt (PDF)
Eroticizing Women’s Subordination, Sheila Jeffreys (PDF)
Resistance, Andrea Dworkin (PDF)
Sex Resistance in Heterosexual Arrangements, A Southern Women’s Writing Collective (PDF)
Toward a Feminist Praxis of Sexuality, Wendy Stock (PDF)
Sexual Liberalism and Survivors of Sexual Abuse, Valerie Heller (PDF)
Part V: The Male Backlash
The Many Faces of Backlash, Florence Rush (PDF)
Liberals, Libertarianism, and the Liberal Arts Establishment, Susanne Kappeler (PDF)
You Can’t Fight Homophobia and Protect the Pornographers at the Same Time—An Analysis of What Went Wrong in Hardwick, John Stoltenberg (PDF)
A View from Another Country, Susan G. Cole (PDF)
Women and Civil Liberties, Kathleen A. Lahey (PDF)
Part VI: Politics and Possibilities
Be-Witching: Re-Calling the Archimagical Powers of Women, Mary Daly (PDF)
Not a Sentimental Journey: Women’s Friendships, Janice G. Raymond (PDF)

transgender-harms-women:

The Sexual Liberals and the Attack on Feminism
Edited by Dorchen Leidholdt and Janice G. Raymond. 1990

On April 6, 1987, eight hundred people packed an auditorium at New York University Law School, while hundreds more sat riveted to television monitors outside. They came to hear many of the major feminist writers, thinkers, and leaders address an ideology and a program that, they asserted, was undermining feminism in the guise of being its best friend.

Introduction – Dorchen Leidholdt (PDF)

Part I: Feminism and Liberalism
Liberalism and the Death of Feminism, Catharine A. MacKinnon (PDF)
Sexology and Antifeminism, Sheila Jeffreys (PDF)
Woman-Hating Right and Left, Andrea Dworkin (PDF)
Part II: Family Structures: The Patriarch and the Pimp
Making an Issue of Incest, Louise Armstrong (PDF)
Taking Our Eyes Off the Guys, Sonia Johnson (PDF)
Family Matters, Ann Jones (PDF)
Confronting the Liberal Lies About Prostitution, Evelina Giobbe (PDF)
Part III: The New Reproductive Liberalism
The New Reproductive Technologies, Gena Corea (PDF)
Mothers on Trial: Custody and the “Baby M” Case, Phyllis Chesler (PDF)
Sexual and Reproductive Liberalism, Janice G. Raymond (PDF)
In the Best Interest of the Sperm: The Pregnancy of Judge Sorkow, Pauline B. Bart (PDF)
Abortion and Pornography: The Sexual Liberals’ “Gotcha” Against Women’s Equality, Twiss Butler (PDF)
Part IV: Sexuality
When Women Defend Pornography, Dorchen Leidholdt (PDF)
Eroticizing Women’s Subordination, Sheila Jeffreys (PDF)
Resistance, Andrea Dworkin (PDF)
Sex Resistance in Heterosexual Arrangements, A Southern Women’s Writing Collective (PDF)
Toward a Feminist Praxis of Sexuality, Wendy Stock (PDF)
Sexual Liberalism and Survivors of Sexual Abuse, Valerie Heller (PDF)
Part V: The Male Backlash
The Many Faces of Backlash, Florence Rush (PDF)
Liberals, Libertarianism, and the Liberal Arts Establishment, Susanne Kappeler (PDF)
You Can’t Fight Homophobia and Protect the Pornographers at the Same Time—An Analysis of What Went Wrong in Hardwick, John Stoltenberg (PDF)
A View from Another Country, Susan G. Cole (PDF)
Women and Civil Liberties, Kathleen A. Lahey (PDF)
Part VI: Politics and Possibilities
Be-Witching: Re-Calling the Archimagical Powers of Women, Mary Daly (PDF)
Not a Sentimental Journey: Women’s Friendships, Janice G. Raymond (PDF)

posted 10 hours ago via radfemamazon

Liberal men and women ask, Why can’t we just be ourselves, all human beings, begin now and not dwell in past injustices, wouldn’t that subvert the sex-class system, change it from the inside out? The answer is no. The sex-class system has a structure; it has deep roots in religion and culture; it is fundamental to the economy; sexuality is its creature; to be “just human beings” in it, women have to hide what happens to them as women because they are women — happenings like forced sex and forced reproduction, happenings that continue as long as the sex-class system operates. The liberation of women requires facing the real condition of women in order to change it. “We’re all just people” is a stance that prohibits recognition of the systematic cruelties visited on women because of sex oppression.

Right-Wing Women, by Andrea Dworkin

posted 10 hours ago via exgynocraticgrrl

Facing the true nature of the sex-class system means ultimately that one must destroy that system or accommodate to it. Facing the true nature of male power over women also means that one must destroy that power or accommodate to it. Feminists, from a base of
powerlessness, want to destroy that power; right-wing women, from a base of powerlessness, the same base, accommodate to that power because quite simply they see no way out from under.

Right-Wing Women, by Andrea Dworkin

posted 10 hours ago via exgynocraticgrrl

zoewashburne:

What were your inspirations, especially since [Tauriel] is a completely created character; what brought you to bring that power because there were a lot of ways you could have played that role that would have been along the lines of what we usually see for a girl in an action movie where she’s not in the adventure, she’s the prize…?

 

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posted 12 hours ago via staininyourbrain

So they always put a girl character in movies for someone to fall in love with?

my 7 year old son (astutely calling attention to the lack of female leads in action and adventure films).

While watching Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz flirt in POTC On Stranger Tides my son asked me “Why is there always romance in every movie?” He had asked the same question last week when we watched Kirsten Dunst and Toby Maguire have their memorable moment in the rain in Spiderman. He’s 7 and not a fan of kissing scenes. I try to explain that many people, especially adults, enjoy romance so it’s a popular thing in movies.

He responds with “So they always put a girl character in for someone to fall in love with?” And I am floored, because I realize the message Hollywood has sent my child is that you only need to include one female character - and it’s not so she can be the hero. If a 7 year old boy can recognize that women in action films are nothing but a plot device it is time for the film industry to admit they have a problem.

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jennyacid:

Fairy has been used as hate speech against gay men to hurt them. Does that mean fa*ry is a slur and Tinkerbell is a problematic caricature of gay men? No, it means don’t call gay men fairies because they are gay.

Monkey has been used as hate speech against black people to hurt them. Does that mean m*nkey is a slur and Curious George is a problematic caricature of black people? No, it means don’t call black people monkeys because they are black.

Crazy has been used as hate speech against the mentally ill to hurt them. Does that mean cr*zy is a slur and Cr*zy Eddie from the car commercials is a problematic caricature of the mentally ill? No, it means don’t call the mentally ill crazy because they are mentally ill.

Stupid has been used as hate speech against people with learning disabilities to hurt them. Does that mean st*pid is a slur and Two St*pid Dogs is a problematic caricature of people with learning disabilities? No, it means don’t call people with learning disabilities stupid because they have a learning disability!

All you’re doing by insisting that crazy and stupid are slurs is perpetuating the idea that mentally ill people ARE crazy and people with learning disabilities ARE stupid. Stop. I am not crazy or stupid and I don’t need you defending me by telling everyone I am but it’s impolite to say it out loud.

posted 13 hours ago via sadfeminist

nerdymouse:

Yet they claim that the queer community is overly sexual and puts our sex lives out there. Straight people are weird. 

posted 13 hours ago via staininyourbrain

kittenanarchy:

LMAO yea there is a huge difference between the way men view vaginas as receptacles for their dick and a lesbian’s appreciation for vaginas….. telling lesbians theyre gross for thinking about vaginas in a remotely sexual way is not progressive at all, its kind of…hmmm…idk….homophboic because how dare a girl care about sex or sexual pleasure in a healthy way meanwhile u get a free pass to talk about how much you want to destroy that pussy lol

but nope the only way a girl could ever talk about sexual organs in a positive way is if theyre worshipping a dick. bye

posted 13 hours ago via xenoid