Jul 23, 2014
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Anonymous asked: I'm not the same anon who asked about armies, but I'm a bit perplexed about "male violence" causing wars? Haven't there been many cultures in which women played integral roles in the military? Couldn't someone argue that all humans are equally predisposed for violence, but men are just socialized towards it, instead of implying an innate gender difference re: violence between men and women? (because it doesn't seem this blog believes in gender differences other than genitalia/appearance)

Yes, there have been a few women leading wars as well, but they have too always been within patriarchal societies, with male violence, male justifications and taught that violence is the way. Just as women internalize misogyny, we are also taught that violence is important and even needed. We have been taught that war is needed and necessary, because that’s how the world is constructed.

The reasoning stops there, nobody asks why the world is constructed like so, nobody questions it. Because, again, non-violence in a patriarchal world is impossible and unthinkable.

- Vixen

Jul 23, 2014
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Anonymous asked: How do you feel about the idea that cis-gendered white women should sit down/shut up within feminism to create more space for WOC and trans women who are being silenced?

White women need to listen to WOC.

No woman is “cis” and no woman is privileged over transwomen on the axis of sex/gender, quite the opposite. Transwomen need to listen to women when it comes to feminism, not the other way around.

Both WOC and transwomen need their own spaces, although transwomen are notoriously bad at doing this and instead co-opts women’s spaces, against the women’s wishes.

- Vixen

Jul 23, 2014
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Anonymous asked: Of course it would be great if there was never any war (and thus, no armies) but realistically speaking, can you ever actually trust that to even come close to happening? Doesn't every country need some method of defense? How does one not "let" other people invade?

By dismantling patriarchy and male power, hence dismantling male violence, the cause of armies and war. There can be no peace while patriarchy is still functioning. We are so used to male violence and their wars through millenia that not living in a world of violence is deemed unthinkable and unrealistic.

- Vixen

Jul 23, 2014
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Anonymous asked: If radical feminism is against armies, how do you think countries should prepare for attacks/invasions?

Attack/invasion by which army if there are no armies?

How about stop letting men attack/invade other people, be it personally or large-scale armies. The mere concept of armies is so violent and disgusting.

- Vixen

Jul 23, 2014
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Anonymous asked: Dolphins have sex for pleasure and non-reproductive reasons. Do you think there are radfem dolphins that spend their time scowling by the coral hating all male and hot female dolphins that do flips through the waves and actually enjoy their life?

Nah, those are the same dolphins. Hot radfem dolphins flipping their shit because male dolphins are actually douchebags (google it, it’s almost funny you took them as an example).

Also can all animal lovers here stop comparing humans to cats and dolphins? They’re completely irrelevant to humans. Compare us to bonobos, they’re the species most like us in brain structure.

- Pi

Jul 22, 2014
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Anonymous asked: Is PIV sex among animals unnatural too? Basically cat sex is rape?

jfc we have never said PIV is unnatural. Obviously it exists so that we can reproduce - nothing else. How often does cats have PIV sex, hmm? Humans are one of the extremely few species (presumably; that could be a social construct too) who don’t have heat cycles. To put it in perspective, because you complete imbecils always need a written-out example to understand anything: maybe it’s “natural” for a heterosexual to engage in PIV like once every ten years for reproduction; the rest of the time they have other forms of sex. FOR EXAMPLE.

What we are saying is: PIV in todays society is:
• overrated
• falsely seen as The Sex Act above all other sex acts (despite other sex acts being more enjoyable for women). this is for the benefit of men and the subjugation of women.
• used as a weapon against women
• naturally have only existed for reproductive purposes, and really, do we need more people in an already massively overpopulated earth? i’m fairly certain that the PIV norm has contributed to the world over population.

- Pi

Jul 21, 2014
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Anonymous asked: Third time's the charm perhaps- if men cannot be feminists what is to be said about John Stuart Mill, often called the father of modern feminism

The reason you’re not getting a response is located in the Read me page that you should’ve read before asking. I don’t even know that guy but oh my fucking god that is the most obnoxious statement. A male being the father of modern feminism, right. How about hell no. No, men cannot be feminists and certainly not “fathers of feminism”.

- Vixen

Jul 21, 2014
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runifyoumust asked: I saw some of the posts about trans women in female safe spaces, and I was wondering if you differentiated between tradition female safe places and ones set up with trans and gender non-conforming women in mind. Like, do you think the second group of safe places shouldn't exist or should be held in a different category of safe places than ones for women? Do you not care if trans women are in groups aimed at them, or do you still care/think there shouldn't be such groups in the first place?

Why would trans women and gnc women be lumped together? Gnc women are biological females who were born and raised women. They belong in womens safe spaces.

Trans women can make whatever spaces they want for themselves as long as it doesn’t hurt females. I’m happy to support a trans women only shelter, for example.

- Pi

Jul 21, 2014
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Anonymous asked: Hi, hope you respond to this and can shed some light on it and sorry if this doesnt apply to you. Here in the United States men have to register for selective service (the draft) and women dont. Do you think women should have too or not? And why?

Nobody should be forced into the army, neither men nor women. Radical feminism is against even the notion of armies, as they are tools for male dominance.

- Vixen

Jul 21, 2014
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Again: this is Ask a Radfem, not Debate a Radfem. and we don’t give personal advice. okay? okay.

Jul 21, 2014
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Anonymous asked: Hello:) I can pretty much imagine what you think of the fashion industry, but I was wondering if there's anything that can be reconciled in your view. Could a truly feminist fashion magazine exist? Is there a place for radical feminism in the fashion world? and if not the current world, maybe in the future? Sorry if this isn't a "serious" question.

Well, imo it’s not fashion (or clothing) that’s wrong, it’s the industry based on impossible beauty standards for women. Post-patriarchy people would probably still want to dress nicely, because people like to look at beautiful garments etc. and I doubt that would change much (humans are like magpies). Or maybe it would, and our appreciation for beauty is only socially constructed - who knows!

Still, there are subcultural fashion that exploit women to a much lesser degree than mainstream fashion or other subcultures. I think it’s possible to be subversive in your clothing style (women wearing stereotypically masculine clothing, or men stereotypically feminine etc.) and with that actually make a feminist statement.

- Pi

Jul 21, 2014
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Anonymous asked: Something has been troubling me for years, and I would like your opinion on it. The woman I was with before my current partner ended up having an affair with another man, which went on for a number of months, during this time, She would still sleep with me. Now, at the time we were living with my mother, and I believe that she continued to go through the motions with me before she actually left. Which means she was only having sex with me in order to keep up that pretense. -cont-

Read the FAQ. We don’t give personal advice.

- Pi

Jul 21, 2014
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Anonymous asked: There's no doubt gender roles exist. The problem with radfem is you guys exaggerate how prohibitive they are to women. Women can do whatever they want. The punishment for rape and domestic violence is extreme and taken seriously already, and the reason you constantly fail to provide specific examples of what you would do IF gender roles were abolished is because YOU ALREADY ARE NOT OPPRESSED... you would wake up and have the same freedoms you have this minute.

You’re an uneducated idiot who I have no time or interest in.

- Pi

Jul 21, 2014
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Anonymous asked: In response to your previous ask: As a man who doesnt rape and has no partner to abuse, or neglect, I have no childrfen and I don't cat call. I also earn exactly the same as the women who do the same job as me (and in one case even less) How exactly do I- as what I would call an average man- contribute to this oppression?

I’m sure you do plenty if you need to ask this question.

- Pi

Jul 21, 2014
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Anonymous asked: You're continuously misinterpretting my use of the word "interesting" and "fascinating"- I'm not calling rape interesting, I'm calling the writing and reading of it interesting, the different interpretations, the mentality of the rapist and victim before, during and after. How the writer interprets this, and how the reader does it. It's interesting. That really is the only word that comes to mind for me.

Trauma is not fucking INTERESTING to the victim, what the hell is wrong with you?! If someone, I dunno, stabbed you in the throat and I came to visit you at the hospital and said “what happened to you was very INTERESTING, I’m so FASCINATED by the horrible incident that scarred you for life”, would you think that was a normal response?!

- Pi

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