Categories Archives: Culture of Resistance » Women & Radical Feminism

Sisters In Spirit: The Iroquois Influence On Early American Feminists

In this informative and inspiratinal video the Onondaga Historical Association host a collaborative talk between Dr. Sally Roesch Wagner (author, lecturer, performance interpreter of women’s rights history, and Executive Director of the Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation) and Jeanne Shenandoah, a member of the Eel Clan of the Onondaga Nation, and a member of the Haudenosaunee … Continue reading Sisters In Spirit: The Iroquois Influence On Early American Feminists

Excerpts From Daughters Of Copper Women By Anne Cameron

The following two short excerpts are taken verbatim from Daughter’s of Copper Woman by Anne Cameron, first published in 1981 . The stories and legends handed down from the Nootka women of Vancouver Island are more poignant, more relevant than ever. Listening,  learning, doing and engaging in serious resistance as women of strength may make … Continue reading Excerpts From Daughters Of Copper Women By Anne Cameron

Green Flame on Matriarchy with Heide Goettner-Abendroth

Green Flame on Matriarchy with Heide Goettner-Abendroth This episode of the Green Flame comes to you from Germany. We interview Heide Goettner-Abendroth, philosopher and researcher on culture and society, focused on matriarchal studies. Heide speaks about her work and offers the listener insight and knowledge into matriarchal society.Heidi has published various books on matriarchal society … Continue reading Green Flame on Matriarchy with Heide Goettner-Abendroth

Deep Green Resistance means repair of human cultures

Excerpted from the book Deep Green Resistance — Chapter 15: Our Best Hope by Lierre Keith. Featured Image: Women in 1919 Revolution in Egypt via Flickr 5. Deep Green Resistance means repair of human cultures That repair must, in the words of Andrea Dworkin, be based on “one absolute standard of human dignity.” That starts … Continue reading Deep Green Resistance means repair of human cultures

Entitlement and the Freedom to Destroy the Planet

By Aimee Wild I find articles describing freedom of speech irritating, because they come from a place of privilege that most people do not have. Freedom of speech means owning or possessing the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants. Having the ability to verbalise one’s thoughts is a key component … Continue reading Entitlement and the Freedom to Destroy the Planet

Birth Without Violence

This excerpt is taken from the 1974 book Birth Without Violence by Frederick Leboyer. Leboyer was a French obstetrician opposed to the violence and harm the medical model enacted on women and babies at birth. In Birth Without Violence, Leboyer describes the violence of birth, offering the babies perspective. He demonstrates how traumatic and distressing … Continue reading Birth Without Violence

Reading ‘Intercourse’ to my Husband

Trinity La Fey writes of sharing walls with abusers, of poverty and work, of finding radical feminism, and of navigating relationships in the midst of a patriarchal society. By Trinity La Fey Background is always tedious; I’ll try not to bore.  Poverty, racism and sexism were not things I gradually discovered.  I spent early years … Continue reading Reading ‘Intercourse’ to my Husband

Is Dworkin’s “I Want A Twenty-Four Truce During Which There Is No Rape” Radical Or Reactionary?

Radical feminism has for decades contained a tension between separatism—the idea that women can and should organize separately from men—and men’s involvement in the political process. As Susan Hawthorne writes in her 2019 book In Defense of Separatism: When a political group wants to strategise so that its members can arrive at agreed-on political tactics … Continue reading Is Dworkin’s “I Want A Twenty-Four Truce During Which There Is No Rape” Radical Or Reactionary?