Posted on | March 24, 2014 | 79 Comments
When last we took notice of feminist blogger Radical Wind (“PIV is always rape, OK?“) it was in context of her praise for Mary Daly, but she has not been idle. On Sunday she published these insightful paragraphs in a message to the sisterhood:
Our task as radical feminists is to undo, unlearn and un-peel the workings of men’s violence — including how men’s patterns are embedded in our psyche — and to reveal them to other women, so to spark our movement towards liberation. . . .
Since all forms of domination such as racism, classism, urban vs. rural domination, adult vs. child, human vs. animal, etc. stem from the same male-rapist root, our attitude to all of them should be the same — in short, only a radical feminist attitude towards male domination can be liberating. It is what we already do: raise awareness, name the workings, lies and reversals of patriarchy and reveal our reality as women in this or that form of patriarchal oppression. Explain how men benefit from this practice and how it’s at the expense of all women. How it deceives and traps women in its net. How it reinforces and is linked to male rapism. Seek to meet, make friends with and listen to as many women across male classes, borders and race, and talk about our respective experiences and lives.
Women will relate to that, it will expand our consciousness, deepen our understanding of how men oppress us. It will give each other the power to see which will spark our ethical rage and rage to be free.
In other feminist empowerment news, Duke University freshman Miriam Weeks, a/k/a teen porn star “Belle Knox,” was interviewed last week on Dr. Drew Pinsky’s Headline News show:
KNOX: I didn’t bring my family into this. The media brought my family into this. The media has been the one who has been harassing my family. I`ve made it crystal clear I did not want my family to be involved.
PINSKY: No, no, but . . .
SEGUN ODUOLOWU: But you can’t hide your anonymity. Once you do a video, people will know who you are. I mean it wouldn’t take Sherlock Holmes to find out who you are.
PINSKY: Let me put it there really. Let me put it there really. If I were your dad I’d be chomping down on a cyanide capsule right now. It’s all I’m saying. (LAUGHTER) So, it affects your family in the deep way. And how about that?
KNOX: I’m so glad you laughed at that because that’s just hilarious. But I mean, my family supports me in what I choose to do. . . . And I’m really sick of this entire culture of outing girls who we believe are sexually promiscuous . . .
Dr. Drew got a lot of blowback from that “cyanide capsule” remark. And speaking of blowback, let’s talk “rape culture”:
Men, It’s Our Moral Responsibility
to Combat Rape Culture
— Huffington Post
The friend zone cultivates rape culture
— Spartan Daily
Fond du Lac High School student’s ‘rape culture’
article sparks free-speech debate
— Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel