Aug 30, 2014
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Anonymous asked: was anecdotally wondering the other day about the word fuck: if it does mean intercourse/PIV (originally at least), and that today PIV's mostly rape, and at least always very harmful for women, wouldn't it be somewhat symbolically (and "culturally") problematic to use that very word in emphatic, or even more, in insulting expressions? (just in case: not at all a personal attack or anything, everybody's using it, me included so far, was just wondering, radfemly speaking, how it could be judged)

Idk, English isn’t my native language so it’s kind of hard for me to talk about connotations of English words. I wouldn’t use the word in my language that “fuck” directly translates to - interestingly tho, it’s not used as a swear word in my language - but English words never seem as harsh to me as the words of my language does.

- Pi

Aug 30, 2014
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Anonymous asked: im not well versed on everything about capitalism but i do know that without dismantling capitalism, we'll just have rich women and poor women. we'll have rich women who can treat poorer women badly and hire them to work for menial pay and they have less access to their rights. the fact that there are poor women in this world means we are not free. there's an age-old protest chant that says ''all of us. or none''. either all women in the world are free from subjugation or none of us are free

Completely agree.

- Pi

Aug 30, 2014
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Anonymous asked: addition to your answer about diplomas: studies usually create a big debt, especially in amerika, that the student has to pay off with their first wages when they are not a rich enough person. women being composing the majority of poor and unemployed and underpaid people, this creates the most perfect conditions for women to be forced by misogynistic circumstances to enter en masse into the prostitution system. legally "freeing" women without destroying patriarchy will achieve nothing but that.

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Aug 30, 2014
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Anonymous asked: The Greece example goes against the idea that homophobia is rooted in misogyny: if it was, then Greece would have been homophobic as a result of it being misogynistic but evidently it wasn't. Also, I don't understand how whether some oppression is 'rooted' in another oppressions means it's less of an issue?

No, it just shows that misogyny take many forms: in Greece, as lesbophobia and the celebration of gay MEN, in todays society as homophobia towards any homosexual. And it doesn’t make it “less of an issue”, it just means that since misogyny is the original problem, that is what we need to get rid of to also get rid of homophobia - since homophobia stems from misogyny, it’s impossible to remove homophobia while keeping misogyny, but there would be no reason to be homophobic unless you are also a misogynist.

- Pi

Aug 29, 2014
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Anonymous asked: Is PIV always misogynistic? I mean, I enjoy it. A lot. I never thought of it as an act of misogyny, but my sister is a radfem and she insists that I'm allowing my own oppression by having (great) sex with my fiance, and I just don't understand why.

I know plenty of straight women who think they’re having “great sex” until they actually start telling their boyfriends that “maybe I could get off sometime too” or “maybe you should start giving me some head”. Then they know what I’m talking about when I’m like “????????” when they say “oh a cuddle is just as good as sex”. Anyway… I’m sure PIV will survive the fall of patriarchy, and contrary to popular belief, I’m not here to ban or prohibit PIV, and before people start coming here with accusations like that I just wanna say this: I’m not a PIV police, I’m not your mom, I have no authority whatsoever over your sex life, and maybe you should question why you feel so goddamn upset at what I’m about to say (maybe it’s just because PIV isn’t that great after all, or maybe you are, deep down, aware of its effects on you, or maybe it’s just that you can’t handle a random womans online opinion - I don’t care, just don’t come to me whining about it). That said, PIV is an act of oppression because of the power imbalances in heterosexual relationships. Women are oppressed, men are not. The penis is used as a weapon in patriarchy, and that changes what happens during a heterosexual intercourse and homosexual sex where both partners are equal on at least a sex based axis.

PIV is also contributing to the spreading of STIs, unwanted pregnancies, preeclampsia, infections, UTIs, selective abortions of female fetuses, overpopulation and the subjugation of women. Its other misogynistic component is that it’s mostly for men - I mean, seriously, where is the clitoris located again???, and 72% of women can’t get an orgasm through PIV but about 99,9% of men can, so who does it benefit? It’s also seen as THE sex act - when people ask you how you lost your virginity, are they asking when you first had oral sex? No, they’re not. They’re asking when you first had PIV. When you go to a gynecologist, and they ask you when you last had sex, they’re not talking about when you fingered someone the last time, they’re asking when you had PIV. Why is PIV the standard sex act, that is more REAL than any other form of sex? It’s because it benefits men. Individual women might think PIV is the greatest thing that ever happen to them, and like, cool for you! Doesn’t change the fact that most women hardly enjoy it, never get off and feel pressured into having it.

- Pi

Aug 29, 2014
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Anonymous asked: "If my gender is determined by my interests, video games, feelings and clothing then who is anyone else to say that I'm just female bc I have a vulva?" that's basically saying something are for girls and some are for boys and that gender nonconformity = transsexualism.

Yes, the modern transactivism and liberal/qu*er-feminism is very gender conservative and supports the idea of brain sex. Incredibly misogynistic and counterproductive for women’s rights and transpersons alike.

- Vixen

Aug 28, 2014
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cispeoplesmellbad asked: So here's what I don't get. Most people accept that racism is more than the dictionary definition (racism = prejudice + power now) so why are you still using the WHO's definition of gender? If my gender is determined by my interests, video games, feelings and clothing then who is anyone else to say that I'm just female bc I have a vulva? I'm more than just female, that is uncreative and basic to me. Cis is like the Tutorial Level of gender tbh

No, your gender doesn’t determine your interests and your interests doesn’t determine your gender.

Personality. That’s the word you’re looking for, personality.

Your personality dictates what you like to do, your clothing preferences, your feelings, etc. and vice versa.

Yes, you are a female because you have female sexual traits. No, that doesn’t say shit about who you are as a person, just as your eye-color doesn’t say anything about who you are, just as your blood-type doesn’t say anything about wether you like to play games or not, it just is. I will never understand how this is a hard concept to grasp.

Gender, on the other hand, dictates what you should like to do and be, based on your sex (that is, female). Gender is a set of stereotypes and behaviour that is forced upon us since day fucking one of our lives, and it’s not something you get to choose. Gender is a hierarchy, with the dominant masculinity and the subservient femininity. The purpose is to reinforce male domination of women and girls. This is also why gender differs in culture and time, based on what is deemed as good and powerful (assigned masculine) and weak and bad (assigned feminine) at the time. The color pink, for example, was regarded as a bold masculine color less than 100 years ago whereas blue was a soft and feminine color. I don’t think I need to explain how pink is gendered today.

You don’t have a gender. You have a personality, which is great, but you do not have a gender and neither does anyone else. Your sex doesn’t dictate your interests and preferences. The purpose of gender is to dictate your interests and preferences based on sex. The purpose of the gender hierarchy (not a spectrum, where each gender is equal, it is a hierarchy with men and masculinity on top and women and femininity on the bottom) is to uphold male dominance above women.

- Vixen

Aug 27, 2014
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Anonymous asked: Do Females has more privilege in the western world? I heard they are more diploma recoves then men. Is that true or is it just a MRA lie? Sorry my English is bad

More privilege than who, men? No, definitely not. More privilege than non-western women? Sure, but that’s also completely depending on what race they are and what socioeconomic status they are, whether or not they have disabilities, etc.

They might get more diplomas, that only makes it more despicable that men has the vast majority of high paid jobs. The diplomas themselves aren’t a privilege when they’re hard-earned and doesn’t give you a job anyway.

- Pi

Aug 27, 2014
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Anonymous asked: I wanted to say I agree with you on the male priviledge thing and wanted to add an example, in case the person who asked about it isn't convinced: ancient fucking Greece. We all know how misogyny was deeply entrenched in their society, but homosexuality in the form of pederasty was the norm, as man on man sex was ok as long as the bottoms were young and beardless. Looking effeminate or androginous, however, would get you badmouthed. It makes a lot of sense, don't you think?

Also that lesbianism had lower status than both male homosexuality and heterosexuality.

- Pi

Aug 25, 2014
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Anonymous asked: what proof do you have that male privilege is at the top? personally i think straight privilege is at the top.

Straight privilege isn’t nearly as beneficial for straight women as it is for straight men. Straight women are in very close proximity to their oppressor, AND the likelihood of being the victim
of domestic and sexual violence, despite the preferential treatment they get from society. Male privilege is unconditional and is given to every gender conforming man in existence without downsides - being straight has a LOT of downsides for women; not on a societal level, but on an individual one.

And what proof do you have that straight privilege is top privilege and not male? Where do you think homophobia stems from? I think it comes from misogyny; gay men being seen as less masculine and more like women than straight men (as femininity as a concept includes sleeping with men), and lesbians are targets because men are not a priority or even of mild interest to a lesbian - men don’t have access to lesbians. Straight women hates lesbians because they think we’re predatory and want to “turn them” (ie that we are like men in womens bodies).

So, I think that straight privilege is an extension of male privilege since it benefits men the most, because there would be no reason to be against homosexuality if it wasn’t for heterosexuality being a compulsory institution that favors men. “Proving” a hypothesis like that is about as easy as proving the opposite is right, so either you agree with the ideas or you don’t, different people draw different conclusions from the same facts and I’m not here to convince you, I’m here to provide a radical feminists answer to your questions.

- Pi

Aug 24, 2014
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Anonymous asked: Do you believe that there is a hierarchy of privilege? And if so, does male privilege rank at the top? For example, would you think that a gay working class black man is more privileged than a straight upper class white woman?

Yes, there is a hierarchy of privilege. Yes, male privilege rank at the top. I wouldn’t think a gay working class black man is more privileged than a straight upper class white woman, but while all things you’re oppressed for intersects, he is still privileged for being a man, and she still suffers female oppression. The fact that he’s oppressed in all other factors that she isn’t doesn’t change the fact that he has male privilege. The sum of your privileges doesn’t take away the axis on which you are oppressed.

- Pi

Aug 23, 2014
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Anonymous asked: I just figured it out. You're the "friend-zoned guy" of the girl world. You think that the reason men don't like you is because there's a big bad patriarchy out there forcing them to hate you, not because you're undesirable in some manner. Just like it's not true that women don't like "nice guys" because they only date assholes, it's not true that there's some big conspiracy to keep women down. It's just how things worked out, and eventually it will be fixed by real feminists.

…I’m a lesbian.

Aug 23, 2014
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Anonymous asked: Question, are men misogynistic by nature or does the patriarchy make them so? (a la Hobbs in the first instance and Rousseau in the second)

The patriarchy makes them so. The patriarchy is, however, upheld mostly by men, so apparently they want to keep it that way.

- Pi

Aug 23, 2014
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whatsanameanyway asked: Do you agree with gender abolition, and if so, why? The concept of genders is a 100% real thing, you can't just abolish how 80% of all multi-cellular organisms work because of "feels"

Yes, we’re gender abolitionists. Seems like you’re confusing gender with sex. Sex is biological - xx chromosomes, ovaries, the whole shebang. That, we have no beef with.

This is gender: http://www.who.int/topics/gender/en/

THAT’S what we want to abolish.

- Pi

Aug 22, 2014
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Anonymous asked: What is the point of modern western feminism, and why do you continue to perpetuate the idea of a "patriarchy". Furthermore, may I ask you to link some articles or something that shows that the patriarchy exists? I can't really see how it exists in modern American culture.

You know what? I’m not from the US, and people in my country are like “USA is such a misogynistic, patriarchal country. But in our country, everything is equal!” (it isn’t, it’s just free from most religion).

You can’t see what’s right in front of you. The patriarchy is like the Matrix, and radical feminism is the red pill. Everything from house wives, domestic violence, rape, femicide, gender roles and selective abortions is the patriarchy in action. It’s not a secret government, it’s all around us, all the time, inescapable. We were all born into bondage, and that includes the western world, even if the problems might be worse in other places - but watch out for that thought, because that thought is not far away from the thought “I’m not like them, this good white western country isn’t like those barbaric brown countries far away that still enslaves their women”.

The point of feminism is to abolish and dismantle the patriarchy, and liberate the people. No gender, no class, no masters, no hierarchies - to live in peace, freedom and happiness. That’s the point.

- Pi

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