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This is a women-centered, radical feminist oriented circle to discuss gender from a critical, feminist perspective.

The Sitewide Rules and Sitewide Guidelines are both enforced here. Please read them before posting!

This circle is especially for discussions about gender and transgender ideology/politics. Please use /o/WomensLiberation is for discussions about other feminist topics. /o/Activism is for calls to action, including petitions and fundraisers, and /o/FeministEvents is for posting events.

This circle is focused on articles, news articles, and original text-based discussion posts.

Please do not directly link to misogynistic content to start discussions about it. This includes people saying wacky things on social media sites as well as articles that are misogynistic.

Most videos do not belong in this circle and we do not allow direct linkposts to videos, they must be submitted as a textpost with a summary/description.

Most images and videos belong in other circles, as do examples of individual trans activists doing off-the-wall things, as do some news subjects and many personal posts that aren't political:

For discussion about Ovarit, check the meta circles:

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Gender Critical Feminism

Feminism is the movement to liberate women from patriarchy. We stand up for the rights of women to control our own bodies as individuals and to control women-only spaces as a class.

Women are adult human females. We do not believe that men can become women by 'feeling' like women or 'identifying' as women. We condemn the erasure of females and female-only spaces, the silencing of critical thinking, the cancelling of feminists and critics, the denial of biological reality and of sex-based oppression. We oppose the 'cotton ceiling' and the pressure on lesbians to have sex with men. Women are oppressed to exploit their biological sex characteristics, and women have a right to a movement that is about their own liberation from that oppression. We resist the redefinition of both "women" and "feminism" to make them serve men.

This is a women-centered, radical feminist oriented circle to discuss gender from a critical, feminist perspective. The [Sitewide Rules](https://ovarit.com/wiki/rules) and [Sitewide Guidelines](https://ovarit.com/wiki/guidelines) are both enforced here. Please read them before posting! This circle is especially for discussions about gender and transgender ideology/politics. Please use /o/WomensLiberation is for discussions about other feminist topics. /o/Activism is for calls to action, including petitions and fundraisers, and /o/FeministEvents is for posting events. **This circle is focused on articles, news articles, and original text-based discussion posts.** **[Please do not directly link to misogynistic content to start discussions about it.](https://ovarit.com/o/GenderCritical/17460/please-post-feminist-articles-relevant-news-and-discussion-posts-in-line-with-ou) This includes people saying wacky things on social media sites as well as articles that are misogynistic.** [Most videos do not belong in this circle and we do not allow direct linkposts to videos, they must be submitted as a textpost with a summary/description.](https://ovarit.com/o/GenderCritical/36778/reminder-about-posting-videos-to-o-gendercritical) Most images and videos belong in other circles, as do examples of individual trans activists doing off-the-wall things, as do some news subjects and many personal posts that aren't political: * /o/FeministVideos - for feminist video posts * /o/Radfemmery - memes and jokes * /o/TransLogic - misogynistic and illogical things trans activists say and do * /o/TerfIsASlur - examples of TERF being used as a slur * /o/ItsAFetish - examples of fetishism in the trans community * /o/ThisNeverHappens - news articles about violent trans-identified males * /o/NameTheProblem - news articles about all male violence * /o/Women - for women to post about anything, including rants, raves, personal stories and advice posts For discussion about Ovarit, check the meta circles: * /o/Ovarit - meta discussions about Ovarit that don't belong elsewhere * /o/Announcements - announcements from admins * /o/Suggestions - feature requests and other suggestions * /o/Circles - where new circles are born * /o/Bugs - report a bug in the site **Advertisements for Discord chat rooms or other private groups** must be pre-approved by /o/GenderCritical moderators before you post. Please report any ads for private groups that do not have a comment from a mod confirming that it is approved. Never give anyone sensitive information that could be used to de-anonymize you without first vetting them yourself. Be careful! ----- ###Gender Critical Feminism Feminism is the movement to liberate women from patriarchy. We stand up for the rights of women to control our own bodies as individuals and to control women-only spaces as a class. Women are adult human females. We do not believe that men can become women by 'feeling' like women or 'identifying' as women. We condemn the erasure of females and female-only spaces, the silencing of critical thinking, the cancelling of feminists and critics, the denial of biological reality and of sex-based oppression. We oppose the 'cotton ceiling' and the pressure on lesbians to have sex with men. Women are oppressed to exploit their biological sex characteristics, and women have a right to a movement that is about their own liberation from that oppression. We resist the redefinition of both "women" and "feminism" to make them serve men.

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That is such a neat and concise description of GCF.

I have 2 quick questions: Does anyone object to me using that paragraph? I was thinking of making it into a meme I can use as a quick-fire social media reply - there have been many times I have been bogged in discussions and could have used those words to clarify my position.

And if no one objects, who should I cite as author? Or I could just add * ovarit.com *

Thanks, J

Go ahead! You can cite o/GenderCritical as the author if it's not inconvenient. It's largely there to communicate what we're about and not about so people have a vague idea of what this community is about. Please make use of it however you can.

Request please! Can news posts about something in a particular country state the country’s name in front of the headline?

Particularly asking American posters to remember to do this

Request: could we possibly have a weekly discussion thread? Sometimes I have little thoughts or questions to share that aren't worth a whole thread. Random thoughts might go there? Thank you, moderators and developers for all you do!

Hey, did you mean to make a post for this link? In the sidebar in /o/GenderCritical there is a "Submit a post" button. If you're using mobile, you can see the sidebars by clicking the "hamburger" menu that looks like two lines at the top-right of the page. On that page you can paste the link and use the title grab function to get the title for the post.