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

Aug 22, 2014
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Anonymous asked: since when were libfems the ones fussing about whether men should be labelled as feminists, or whether there should be campaigns against straight consensual sex? pretty sure that's radfems getting wound up in minor issues. most feminists who actually focus on women's global issues seem to libfems, radfems are too worrie about genderqueer teenager on tumblr instead

The only thing I see libfems doing is writing sex pozzie articles about how it’s feminist to suck dick and shouting bare breasted outside of mosques, so uh… libfems don’t care about women, they care about themselves.

Idk from where you get the idea that we don’t do stuff outside of Tumblr. Like, do you actually know any radfems IRL?! Because most I know do anything from volunteer at womens shelters and abortion clinics to working full time with global aid for women. If you don’t understand that, maybe it’s because you don’t actually know any radfems.

- Pi

Aug 22, 2014
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Anonymous asked: I'm not the previous anon but i imagine the reason many people feel radfems are disconnected from women's problems is because they are more interested in whether men call themselves feminists, or whether it's ok to misgender trans people, or whether straight people should have piv sex rather than issues like how to stop sex trafficking or forced marriage or the beheading of women who try to get an education..

Yeah, those are libfems, not radfems.

Aug 22, 2014
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Anonymous asked: ok so im genderfreaky/demigirl and when you told that other nb person she was a "privileged b*by" you were using an ableist slur that is ableist so just a friendly reminder that when disagreeing plz dont say b*by it is ableist.

How the fuck is “baby” ableist? Unless you’re disabled yourself, you don’t get to tell me fuck all about what is “ableist”.

- Pi

Aug 21, 2014
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Anonymous asked: My Aunt taught Woman's Studies at the University of Toronto and a bulk of her research has taken her all over the world where she has spent decades living in some of the poorest communities in India and the Middle East. My question is how is how do you reconcile your beliefs with the actual oppression going on outside of your little tumblr bubble and how are you so disconnected from powerful woman that are doing REAL work to advance the feminist cause?

I’ve been around the world as well and I have no idea why you assume we’re disconnected from women like that? We generally keep a low profile online because of threats and harassment, if that’s what you’re asking.

- Pi

Aug 21, 2014
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Anonymous asked: What is it about capitalism that you think is inherently oppressive to women? If we lived in a world where roughly 50% of businesses were owned by women, would you still say that there is still some way that capitalism is oppressing women?

It wouldn’t necessarily have to be oppressive for WOMEN, but it’s an oppressive system in and off itself as it creates class, and I’m against every form of oppression there is.

- Pi

Aug 21, 2014
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Anonymous asked: What is the radfem belief as to how the patriarchy can be overthrown?

Revolution.

- Pi

Aug 21, 2014
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Anonymous asked: Is sexual attraction a social construct?

Yes and no; I think that while compulsory heterosexuality seriously affects what sexual orientation we think we have, the sexual orientation we DO have isn’t changeable. The hard part is telling those two apart.

- Pi

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