January 14 2020
I learned during the last 48 hours more about society than during the last few years. Words are more important than a real message. And if the message is complex, it implies deep thinking, it doesn’t matter. Words are like spells, as the Ancient people said. A long analysis is for academia or for very few people.
December 22 2019
As I know, radical feminism is about dismantling patriarchy. Liberal feminism states that laws can change the situation of women. I am wondering if a book which tries to understand the origin of patriarchy ( historical conditions, what reinforces it etc), male dominance in animal species and humans, which tries to find solutions to solve the problem of patriarchy, which proposes a society around women, with laws and institutions built for women, communities ( not lockers and toilets) built around women, where men can be allowed if they respect the conditions imposed by women…is liberal feminist? Thank you!
December 24 2014
Lesbianism is morality, sincerity, courage. Women who made the choice of becoming lesbians when they were very young showed strength, dignity, courage and intelligence. We all should made the difference between the people with real moral strength and the others. The most important values are universal. Conditions may be harsh, but some people overcome the misery around. We should respect them. Lesbianism is the only moral, courageous, intelligent and sincere option in patriarchy. I always knew it, but I wasn’t as moral and strong as I believed I was. Other women were. They have all my respect. I’d like to help other young women to avoid my traumas. There is no happy ending in heterosexuality, at least in patriarchy.
December 24 2019
What is radical feminism? It is a feminist curent which states that dismantling patriarchy is the only solution for women liberation. Not specific laws, they are not enough. În order to dismantle patriarchy, we have to know what it is. When did it appear? Why? If we know the conditions which led to its creation, we can find solution to dismantle it. There is no spell which can liberate us. And we can not run far from it. There is no escape, ..except the fight against it. And for that, we need knowledge, science, history, biology.
December 26 2019
One question: do you consider a book which tries to warn girls and young women about the danger of het relationships ( at least in patriarchy) a radical feminist one? We have to take into account that at least in some cares, sexual orientation, especially in women, mai be a choice. Do you consider that saving only one girl from the toil of a het life a radical gesture? Thank you!
December 27 2019
Do you believe that there is such a things as ” a white savior”? This weird notion was used for people, especially ingenios young women, who wanted to save people from other populations ( and cultures?). Because there is no biological “race” in humans. “Race’ is a political and social notion, with historical implications. But I repeat: biologically, în our species there is no race. But there is a particular case of the species of “White saviors”, that one who wants to save women, other women from other “races”. This is called ” the white savior of all women”. Most of the time, this woman says Islam is bad, patriarchy is bad. Maybe there are more species of unicorns. Taxonomy is complex:) I got very angry when I heard about these species! Only speaking about ” a white savior” is racist. Because everything in Europe is from other places since the beginning of the European civilization. Without the wheat from the Middle East, there were no European civilization. If we don’t take into account the people from the Middle East who migrated in Europe and brought agriculture. Most inventions in the Ancient time and the Middle Age came from Asia. Then, after the great geograhic discoveries, other crops and other products helped the huge progress in Europe, supported by colonialism. So, where are the white saviors? All the world saved them. I use to say that there are so many blond people because of Columbus. Columbus discovered America and potatoes , a local corp, were brought into Europe And potatoes made the population in Nothern Europe thrive. We know what happened when patotoes were destroyed. Because all the world “saved” Europeans, they are now ( we don’t know for how long) able to help other people, who were not so lucky. If a European politician opposes abuses on other continents, she is not a white savior, but she’s doing her job. If any white western person wants to help people in need she or he is not a white savior, only not a psychpath. I think ” a white savior” is a racist notion. Why? Because any person in any place of this world has the same right of being happy. Nobody deserves to be oppresed, robbed just for the place she or he was born etc. Where the sufragists “white saviors of all women?” No! There were black, Chinese and native American women who fought for emancipation. But sufragists really helped all women. I never thought of Pope John Paul the second of a blue eyed savior of my brown eyed people, because he fought against communism. Progress, culture, wealth are not “white”. They are human. If you know a little history, it is easy to see that empires fall, civilizations disappear and progress changes its places. I don’t feel offended at all because some Chinese and Indians “saved” my ancestors with compasses, silk, cotton, porcellain, maybe vaccins. Anyway, those times are coming back. As an Arab feminist said: there is only one civilization. Only some people ( especially politicians) from everywhere have the interest to keep other people without rights, under terror and without access to resources. Some of them are white, some are not. Some people care about other people. Some of them are white, some are not.
A post from December 28 2014
I started to feel on my white, privileged skin how discrimination for admiring lesbians and lesbianism looks like: my status about the morality and sincerity of choosing to be a lesbian in patriarchy scared some women in a feminist group, they accused me of sexism and homophobia. Then, when I posted the same on an atheist group, because I am an atheist, I received a lot of offences. Finally they erased my post and kicked me out of the group, although I am an atheist with a message, I don’t simply say how stupid religious people are, as most atheist do all the time.
December 20, 2019
I never thought of what happened to me: a person from a former communist country, where there was no freedom of expression, only censorships and taboos, explains that she is not a racist or classist, just because some way of expression touched some unknown mysterious taboos. I don’t want to return to that world! People didn’t die 30 years ago for more taboos! I want to be free, to express my thoughts! I was born in a very poor society, with no class, no other populations than Caucasians, and no freedom! And now I have to explain I am not a racist and a classist, just because I can detect human the contempt for other people marketed as anti-racism or classism.
December 30 2019
People don’t want to find out the truth, as I discovered. What is patriarchy? Why is is it possible? What does it support it? Which are the mechanisms which lead to its sustanability? How can we destroy it?
No, this doesn’t matter if these analyses imply some nasty ideas about women cooperation, hierarchy in men and women etc.
A post from January 8 2015
Men need time in order to commit to a relationship with a woman. Maybe that time, often years, reflects how much time a man needs in order to consider a woman – a human being. During that time, he discovers and accepts, in a hard and reversible process, a woman’s humanity. Women don’t need so much time, lesbian relationships suggest it.