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Housekeeping

Apologies for not posting anything for the past couple of months – I’ve been struggling with depression.  Boring, I know!  Maybe at some point I’ll have lots of deep thoughts about white patriarchy and mental health, and turn it to the good, but for now I’m focussing on getting out of bed and not alienating too many people.

So I might post something other than this soon, or I might not.  Let’s see!

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What being a radical feminist means to me – intro

[Firstly, an anti-warning for any women who might be finding the title alienating: being a radical feminist means, for me, owning, exploring and doing what I can to mitigate my light-skinned privilege, class privilege, the privilege which comes from never having been disabled, and my cis privilege.  Among many other things.]

This series of posts, ‘What being a radical feminism means to me’, will be very personal musings on radical feminism in my life.  How moving more and more towards radical feminism has changed the way I think, speak and live.  It won’t be an attempt to define or redefine radical feminism, but rather describe how it works in my life.  These are some of my ideas for things I’m going to write about (I’ve no idea how much these may change as I write, so they’re not promises!)

Not judging women
Seeing power in everything
Not telling women what to do
Siding with women
Call things sexist etc. when they are
Refusing to hate women
Thinking in terms of the most powerless women and girls
Prioritising fighting rape, abuse and murder
Doing my best to set my own (feminist) house in order
Being more forgiving with myself
Solidarity with other feminists
Trying to dismantle my privilege and power over other women
Thinking about the effects of men in my life
Looking at the wood as well as the trees
Not assuming my foremothers were stupid
Getting radical about everything else
Trusting my body and feelings

So, my writing ambitions are high!  Not sure how frequently I’ll post, since life has got a little complicated recently.  Hopefully chopping this up into these bite-sized chunks will make it easier.

Transfering in 3, 2, 1…

I’ve just changed blogs, having decided to go with a less pretentious name.  I’m now going to import my pitiful number of posts.  If I can get it to work…

Ooh-er… a blog

Hello!

I’m going to be (attempting to) write on all kinds of subjects, hopefully mostly with a tangible connection to my life.  Using my voice to testify to wider political truths.  Or some such pretentious nonsense.

I have a shit-ton of privilege.  Please call me on stuff, if you have the time/energy – I will try to respond well.

I’ve tried to make the scheme as accessible as possible, but if there’s anything else I can do, yell.  I will be providing trigger and other warnings, which I’d also appreciate if people could feedback on – more on that story later.

Because of the inclusion of personal stuff here, I’m blogging anonymously. Close friends who know it’s me – don’t out me, I know where you live – and please don’t link to me in non-anonymous fora like facebook or real life, where mutual friends might put two and two together.  Anyone who thinks they’ve worked out who I am – please don’t be a wazzock and out me.

Anyway, happy reading.  I don’t often see things through – wish me luck!