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Julia Beck on Lesbian Feminism and Gender

This interview with radical lesbian feminist, activist, and writer Julia Beck includes her insights on being politically homeless, girl gangs, the resilience of women (particularly women who have de transitioned), and our need for mutual respect and solidarity and support. Our skill share for this episode is a reading of DGR’s Solidarity Guidelines. Music is by Ali Bee, radical feminist singer and songwriter, and by Thistle Pettersen, radical feminist, activist and musician. We invite our listeners to explore the diversity within the radical feminist community and to challenge ourselves at every level, personally, politically and socially, in the fight to end patriarchy.

  • 6:25 Radical lesbian feminism
  • 9:25 On being painted as a “hateful bigot” for speaking up on transgender issues
  • 13:45 How the Left has adopted trans-movement agenda
  • 14:10  Why the Right has supported protecting women’s spaces
  • 19:55 The government system was not designed for women
  • 22:28 Need for a woman’s authority
  • 24:45 Julia’s articles
  • 28:00 Why work across political differences on transgender issues
  • 29:58 The polarization of America and the need for healthy debates
  • 32:05 Need to connect to our bodies and womanhood
  • 38:23 How trans-movement defines womanhood
  • 39:55 The unnaturality of patriarchy
  • 41:20 Changing the language to normalize lesbianism outside pornography

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