Categories Archives: Culture of Resistance » Women & Radical Feminism

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?

On the Destruction of Discourse and the Cult of the Postmodern Left

Originally published at DerrickJensen.org. This letter was sent to a publisher with whom we signed a contract for our book Bright Green Lies. After the contract was signed by all parties the publisher unilaterally voided on the contract. The publisher voided the contract because we refuse to deny physical reality, that is, we refuse to … Continue reading On the Destruction of Discourse and the Cult of the Postmodern Left

A Brief History of Patriarchy

This article was originally a talk given in 2004 in North Carolina by historian Gerda Lerner, who was 84 years old at the time. Gerda describes the creation (social construction) of patriarchy based on hierarchy and enslavement. She describes how this system is antiquated and dangerous to men and women.  HISTORY MATTERS: A ‘Brief’ History … Continue reading A Brief History of Patriarchy

Epstein: The Eroticization of Domination and Women’s Fight for Freedom

Jocelyn Crawley reflects on the objectification, domination and abuse of women and girls. She highlights the importance of feminist theory and the right for women and girls to live free from abuse and dominance.  Epstein: The Eroticization of Domination and Women’s Fight for Freedom By Jocelyn Crawley Recently, a close friend of mine and I … Continue reading Epstein: The Eroticization of Domination and Women’s Fight for Freedom

How Sexual Violence Is Normalized in the Courts

Male violence against women is one of the most serious problems in the world. The numbers are staggering. Every year in the US, more than 230,000 sexual assaults are committed. At least 1 out of 6 American women have suffered rape or attempted rape, and 1 out of 3 women worldwide. Native American women are … Continue reading How Sexual Violence Is Normalized in the Courts