As a woman I was taught to always be hungry
Women are well acquainted with thirst
Well, I could eat just about anything
We’d even eat your hate up like love
The CD Version of the First Two Records
when it comes to gender oppression issues, the focus has to be on how society perceives someone, rather than how someone perceives themselves. this is the difference between a materialist analysis and the quicksand pit of postmodernist individualism
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"A white man is promoted: He does good work, he deserved it.
A white woman is promoted: Whose dick did she suck?
A man of color is promoted: Oh, great, I guess we have to “fill quotas” now.
A woman of color is promoted: j/k. That never happens."Source keybladeofsteel
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Anonymous said: You want to abolish gender and yet you are supporting women?? That's a gender. Explain this.
First of all, that’s not a gender. There are two things. Gender and sex. Women are adult human females. Female = sex. Gender = the socially constructed concept of femininity and masculinity. When a male is born, they are groomed and socialized according to/ into masculinity, socially constructed ideal of ‘man’. When a female is born, she is groomed and socialized according to/ into femininity, socially constructed ideal of ‘woman’. The concepts of manhood and womanhood differ from culture to culture. It is socially/culturally relative. It is not inherent. Females are not inherently more interested in dresses than sports, vice versa.
Gender is what confines and oppresses women into ritualized submission (‘femininity’) and men into ritualized domination (‘masculinity’). Gender is a hierarchy, with men at the top and women at the bottom. Gender abolition aims to dismantle this hierarchy.
In a world where gender has been abolished, males and females would not be forced into any sort of predetermined social role (and lucky for females, one that does not embody being inferior!). We could be however we want to be, and there would be no such thing as ‘boy things’ and ‘girl things’. It would be a gender neutral world, basically. But it doesn’t limit to toys, obviously: “So femininity, well that’s just a set of behaviors that are in essence ritualized submission. So female socialization is a process of psychologically constraining and ultimately breaking girls, and that process is called grooming. And that creates a class of compliant victims. So across history, those practices have included foot binding, female genital mutilation, and of course the ever popular childhood sexual abuse. Femininity is really just the traumatized psyche displaying acquiescence. Now this is not natural; it is not created by god. It is a corrupt and brutal social order. Gender is not some cosmic yin/yang; it’s a fist, and the flesh that bruises.”
”Abolishing gender means abolishing concrete institutions of oppressive power: battery, trafficking, reproductive control, and on and on.”
I prioritize the SEX CLASS that is FEMALES (or women, adult human females, girls being young human females…etc) because we are institutionally oppressed on the basis of our sex, upon which we are reared into the social (gender) role of ‘woman’ that consists of compulsory femininity, which as you understand is ritualized submission to the sex class that is males, based on the hierarchy that is gender that each sex is pulled into.
Female humans are expected and raised from birth to be submissive (“feminine”). Male humans are expected and raised from birth to be dominant (“masculine”). Feminists call this gender, and feminist gender analysis deconstructs the notion that there is anything “natural” about it. Gender in this context is seen instead as a social tool to naturalize women’s dependence on men, and thereby ensure male access to female bodies.
2. We are expected to signal our maleness or femaleness in various visual ways specific to our time and place, but gender is not about fabric color or hair length. Those are merely signals for others to know where we fall in the social hierarchy of male over female.
3. Femaleness does not naturally equate to the human personality traits labeled feminine, nor does maleness naturally equate to the human personality traits labeled masculine. Human personality development should not be limited based on sex, nor, as in the case of male violence, excused because of it.
4. In a post-gender world, all the stuff of human life would still be there, but access to it would no longer be limited by perceived reproductive potential. Boys and girls could all play with and wear whatever they like. Men and women could all explore their human personalities to the fullest. Men would not be pressured into violence nor excused for it. Men and women could share responsibility for the care of children. Feminism is by, for and about women, but would benefit anyone who longs for a more just world.
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Anonymous said: I hope I meet someone as rad as you someday
I’m really not that great, but thank you!
I’m a huge supporter of things which annoy misogynistic rich white men
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i honestly love getting messages from you guys so much it makes my day even if you’re just saying hi or something it’s nice to know you’re acknowledging my existence
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Feminism did not invent an irrational fear that all men are violent; the high number of men who are violent rapists and commit violence against women are responsible for fostering this very realistic fear. This is called a class analysis.
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People look down on McDonald’s employees but fail to realize that if all these folks left McDonald’s and pursued “better careers” your ass wouldn’t be able to get a McDouble with an Oreo McFlurry at 3am.
You can’t demand a service while simultaneously degrading those who provide it for you.
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