The current partisanship of the 2 party political system in the states & increasingly in Western Europe is holding feminism back and even pushing us backwards. One major reason a lot of left-leaning liberals do not even entertain the possibility that gender identity, porn, prostitution, surrogacy etc are bad for women and bad for society is because they are endorsed by liberal left institutions, and politics has become so black-and-white that swathes of the public think if you even question one issue supported by the ‘liberal’ side, then you might as well become a bible-thumping anti-abortion white supremacist. This binaric (cis??? lol) form of politics is also harmful because it is robbing people of the ability to think critically and in a nuanced manner about the corporate co-opting of leftism and the astroturfing that has given us the $ gender industrial complex $ , the $ sex industry $ etc.
I know this question is very ambitious and probably too vague but I’m interested to hear from the smart women on here I’m so grateful to share a online space with. Any ideas how we go about tackling 2 party politics in the age of such divisiveness and create more space to articulate different perspectives?