Defining feminism

(6 Posts)
AskBasil Mon 29-Aug-16 20:44:49

I saw this article and thought it was very good

i-d.vice.com/en_gb/article/defining-the-f-word-why-we-need-to-be-radical-with-feminism

AmberGreyson Tue 30-Aug-16 13:18:45

good article

WhenSheWasBadSheWasHorrid Tue 30-Aug-16 13:32:01

It's a really good article. Probably aimed at wish washy liberals such as myself. grin

Join us or don't - that really is your choice

I'm just never quite sure what the actual plan for radical feminism is. I want something very simply and practical for me to get my head round.
Step 1 - make X illegal
Step 2 - this tax reform
Step 3 - change this legislation.

Etc etc

I'm just not sure what the plan is (probably my failing).

Starting point could be the 7 demands of the Women's Liberation Movement (summarised on Finn Mackay's blog).

VestalVirgin Tue 30-Aug-16 16:15:51

I don't think radical feminism has a plan, as such. Which I find frustrating, too. But I guess we'll just have to make our own plan, then. Can't expect others to do all the work.

We could start with abolishing porn and prostitution. And change the laws for sexual assault so that it is not assumed that a woman, by default, consents to sex, but that she, by default, does not consent, and that consent has to be stated verbally or otherwise.
(Twisty has some clear words on what the assumed default state of consent to PiV means: blog.iblamethepatriarchy.com/patriarchy-blaming-the-twisty-way/consent-or-the-legalization-of-womens-humanity/ )

WhenSheWasBadSheWasHorrid Tue 30-Aug-16 16:30:10

buffy that blog is great but I did mean actual practical steps.

So not just we want equal pay - but actual practical steps to bring women's pay into line with men's.

I have researched it today googled for 10 minutes grin and I think vestal might be right - there's no clear plan.

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