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The Art of Avoiding Definitions: A Review of “Trans*: A Quick and Quirky Account of Gender Variability”

“Trans*: A Quick and Quirky Account of Gender Variability” aims to clarify, but succeeds only in highlighting the lack of clarity which dominates transgender theory.      by Robert Jensen / Feminist Current “Let me define the terms, and I’ll win any debate,” a friend told me years ago, an insight I’ve seen confirmed many times … Continue reading The Art of Avoiding Definitions: A Review of “Trans*: A Quick and Quirky Account of Gender Variability”

Book Excerpt: The Triumph of the Pornographers

Featured image: Edgar Degas’ “Scène de guerre au Moyen-âge,” 1865, is one of the exhibits said to be inspired by Sade RMN-Grand Palais (Musée d’Orsay) / Gérard Blot Editor’s note: The following is from the chapter “Culture of Resistance” of the book Deep Green Resistance: A Strategy to Save the Planet.  This book is now available for free … Continue reading Book Excerpt: The Triumph of the Pornographers

Tolerance Has Taken Over Feminism, And It Threatens To Destroy The Movement

Under patriarchy, women have been groomed into a perpetual state of tolerance; today, “tolerance” has been taken up by certain feminists, making it impossible to define a set of collective values or assert shared goals.      by May Mundt-Leach / Feminist Current “We have become reluctant to be labelled as moral crusaders in an age … Continue reading Tolerance Has Taken Over Feminism, And It Threatens To Destroy The Movement

Women’s Humanity Should Not Depend on Men’s “Civilization”

Women cannot possibly be viewed human so long our humanity is determined by men’s circumstantial “civilization.”      by Julian Vigo / Feminist Current Catharine MacKinnon’s book, Are Women Human? is riddled with examples of violence specifically targeting women. From beatings, to torture, to rape, to sexual subjugation, to murder, and to genocide, there are myriad examples that show … Continue reading Women’s Humanity Should Not Depend on Men’s “Civilization”

Biophilia

(We must be) BIOPHILIC (people in order to survive) or why pronouns are not personal    Jennifer / Deep Green Resistance Women’s Caucus The original draft of this essay was written on lined paper supported by a copy of Andrea Dworkin’s Unapologetic Writings on the Continuing War Against Women. She is teaching me to write authentically … Continue reading Biophilia

Rose McGowan Is Not A Perfect Rape Victim; No Woman Is

Featured image: Transactivist Andi Dier, left, and Rose McGowan. We claim to be ready for women’s anger, as a society, but we clearly still expect women to express it in ways we are comfortable with.      by Raquel Rosario Sanchez / Feminist Current One of the first lessons you learn when you do shelter work is … Continue reading Rose McGowan Is Not A Perfect Rape Victim; No Woman Is

‘It’s not the laws that kill our women. It’s not the streets that kill our women. It’s the men’

Featured image: Bridget Perrier speaking at Julie Bindel’s book launch. Image: YouTube. Numerous ex-prostituted women spoke at Julie Bindel’s book launch in London, telling the raw, brutal truth about the sex industry.       by Rahila Gupta / Feminist Current Prostitution or sex work? Your choice of words gives the game away, marks out where you … Continue reading ‘It’s not the laws that kill our women. It’s not the streets that kill our women. It’s the men’

Reviving Ophelia

by MaryLou Singleton / Deep Green Resistance I’m re-reading Reviving Ophelia and wish everyone else would do the same. It’s breaking my heart, reading how not that long ago psychologists thought destroying gender stereotypes was the best way to help girls survive adolescence. Now people celebrate giving girls testosterone and double mastectomies. And as if … Continue reading Reviving Ophelia

Patriarchy as a System of Male Dominance Created at the Intersection of the the Control of Women, Private Property, and War

     by Carol P. Christ / Feminism and Religion Patriarchy is often defined as a system of male dominance. This definition does not illuminate, but rather obscures, the complex set of factors that function together in the patriarchal system.  We need more complex definition if we are to understand and challenge the the patriarchal system in all of … Continue reading Patriarchy as a System of Male Dominance Created at the Intersection of the the Control of Women, Private Property, and War