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I ordered it online and I'm grateful it arrived before I left for a long car ride today- it's been a while since I've devoured a book like this. I feel like I'm nodding my head and saying "yup" so much!! It's so quotable and so many of the essays explain things perfectly.

Anybody wanna chat about it or share thoughts or anything? I saw a convo about it from a while ago but it's closed to new comments so thought I could start a new one :)

I ordered it online and I'm grateful it arrived before I left for a long car ride today- it's been a while since I've devoured a book like this. I feel like I'm nodding my head and saying "yup" so much!! It's so quotable and so many of the essays explain things perfectly. Anybody wanna chat about it or share thoughts or anything? I saw a convo about it from a while ago but it's closed to new comments so thought I could start a new one :)

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I am going to be taking a Blood Mysteries course with Ruth this October! Going to add this book to my list.

It's been a while since I've read my copy of "Female Erasure", so I'd have to brush up a bit before chatting about it. I recall being struck by all the stories regarding the fall of MichFest, though. It made me miss an event I had no previous knowledge of and will now never know. I also can't help but to admire Ruth Barrett--Dianic Wiccans really stick to their guns.

I feel blessed that there are women who are unapologetic and out there radfems in this day and age!

Agreed. Before the Gender Critical Reddit went down, I learned about the Dianic Wiccans from a post that asked if there were any genuine Goddess-worshipping pagans, as all the other pagan forums had been taken over by TRAs. I'm aware there are radfems who are not fans of the "spiritual woo-woo" (as they believe it's one reason we're in the mess we're in). But in my opinion, Zsuzsanna Budapest and Ruth Bartlett speak some basic, gut-level truths.

I'm also relieved the book came out when it did, before things got even worse for radfems. If I had the extra funds, I'd donate a copy in every library that also has Maia Kobabe's "Gender Queer".

So glad you posted about this early and very important book. Ruth Barrett was very courageous to get this book out, raising money from those of us who saw its importance. It was one of the first in the US, after The Trans-sexual Empire, to raise the alarm. The contributors, including GallusMag, were all prescient women, along with Ruth, who were warning everyone about the great and developing harms, to women and children. The publishing of the book, 6 years ago, was extremely supportive to those of us feeling isolated in our knowledge of the insanity of "genderism."

I read the book when it was published so don't remember the specifics, but I did "star" Chapters 6,7,10 and 11 as particularly effective. I found all the essays of value. A very comprehensive collection. We discussed many chapters in our radical feminist book club.

That was one funding event I actually got to help with. That's where my copy came from.

Yes, I read that book a few years ago and loved it! (Or about 80% of it!) It's an edited volume, so there are many different voices. It's great!

My daughter made off with my copy before I'd had a chance to get far in my reading. I didn't ask for it back as I figured it's needed more in her (younger) circle than in mine.

I would love to chat about this book! I read it when it first came out. I may need a refresher!

It's so good! I actually re-read the opening essay about women's role in evolution and damn, it's so fuckin apt.