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PassiveAgressiveQueen Mon 16-Nov-15 23:06:30

ok so i have just realised i identify as a rad fem...
what do i do next?

VestalVirgin Mon 16-Nov-15 23:21:51

Smash patriarchy?

Or do you just want to find some radfems who tell you that it is okay to be a radfem?

OneMoreCasualty Mon 16-Nov-15 23:24:51

Get a t shirt.

Or a badge,

TesticleOfObjectivity Mon 16-Nov-15 23:26:22

Can you write a bullet point list of reasons that you are a rad fem, and what rad fems generally believe, so I can see if I'm one.

PlaysWellWithOthers Mon 16-Nov-15 23:31:17

You could come and sit next to me. When i don't identify as a unicorn, I also identify as a rad fem.

Welcome to the dark side, this evening, I have made lemon cupcakes.

OneMoreCasualty Mon 16-Nov-15 23:31:52

Were they lemon drizzle?

PlaysWellWithOthers Mon 16-Nov-15 23:33:41

Testicle, someone has a link to a site where you do one of those quiz things and it tells you what % chance you have of being one of several different flavour of feminist.

To put it bluntly, rad fems tend to be the ones who want liberation for women from patriarchy. We reckon that men can probably sort their own problems out.

PlaysWellWithOthers Mon 16-Nov-15 23:34:37

Nooooooo, actual lemon cupcakes, with lovely sharp lemon icing. Lemon drizzle? What kind of a feminist do you take me for? <flounce>

LineyReborn Mon 16-Nov-15 23:36:02

Can Jenner now identify as a rad fem not on golf days ?

thatstoast Mon 16-Nov-15 23:38:12

Do you want to borrow my doc martens? Size 7. I assume you already have dungarees?

After reading many threads here, I told my husband I was a Terf. He insisted that I wasn't as I'm generally quite nice and accepting irl but if the internet says you're a terf then that's it as far as I'm concerned.

TesticleOfObjectivity Mon 16-Nov-15 23:40:04

Yes I've done that test more than once and scored highest on rad fem. But I'm just not what I imagine a rad fem to be. (That is a loud confident person, who doesn't care about their appearance or what others think about them - in a good way).

PlaysWellWithOthers Mon 16-Nov-15 23:40:28

I actually have a T Shirt that has the legend "Radical Feminist" across the chest region.

Gets hidden by the dungarees, sadly.

TesticleOfObjectivity Mon 16-Nov-15 23:40:49

I do have doc martens through.

PlaysWellWithOthers Mon 16-Nov-15 23:42:32

Not sure I know many radfems like that Testicle. Most seem to be like me, not loud, not overly confident, just bloody sure that women generally get the shitty end of the stick most of the time and determined to do something to change that.

Wanna cupcake?

TesticleOfObjectivity Mon 16-Nov-15 23:51:58

I really want to partake In the feminist cupcake eating, but I have to be true to myself. I just don't like lemon cupcakes. Or lemon desserts of any kind, apart from lemon sorbet.

I am a rad fem I suppose. I think I feel aa bit unworthy of the title, a bit of a let down. If I turned up to battle, everyone would be a bit like "ohhh.. Is this all we get?" (This isn't one of those times when I say 'I'm rubbish' and expect everyone to crowd round staying 'no you're great.')

VestalVirgin Mon 16-Nov-15 23:53:40

@Liney: Jenner can identify as anything, obviously, the question is whether any actual radfems would consider Jenner a radfem.

PassiveAgressiveQueen Mon 16-Nov-15 23:54:04

So i am still allowed to bake? fantastic
Yes please i love buns.
I will add dungarees to my christmas list, will wellies do instead of doc martins?

OneMoreCasualty Mon 16-Nov-15 23:56:20

Plays = sharp lemon feminist, not drizzly drizzle feminist.

Got it.


thatstoast Mon 16-Nov-15 23:58:17

will wellies do instead of doc martins?

Depends really, no cutesy cath kidson stuff. See if you can find some wellies with a vulva motif.

VestalVirgin Mon 16-Nov-15 23:58:50

Testicle, you mean radfems would look at you and say "She looks more like a grocer than a radfem"?

LineyReborn Mon 16-Nov-15 23:59:51

Vestal, I feel a judaean people's popular front moment coming on.

thatstoast Tue 17-Nov-15 00:00:51


PlaysWellWithOthers Tue 17-Nov-15 00:01:15

Testicle, if it's any help, I also made red velvet cupcakes, you're welcome to one of those, if you prefer.

And I wouldn't worry about feeling unimpressive, all the radfems I know feel like that quite a lot of the time.

and grin @ OneMore

PlaysWellWithOthers Tue 17-Nov-15 00:02:06

Ahem... are you suggesting that Testicle is John Major, Vestal?

A touch cutting, I feel?

TesticleOfObjectivity Tue 17-Nov-15 00:04:00

Not a grocer, I'm nowhere near enough interesting. More like somebody waiting for a bus, or browsing in Wilkinson's. Just a bit of a blah.

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