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[–] pennygadget 18 points (+18|-0)

TRAs are more comfortable with the idea that all women like lipstick than the idea that all women have the same internal organs

[–] tahmahrah 17 points (+20|-3)

I hate using the term liberals in this way. It's very akin to what the rightwing types do, it's dismissive and inaccurate and dishonest. Let's call them for what they are; extreme-left.

[–] DonKarnage 10 points (+10|-0)

I just call them alt-left, because they're just as batshit crazy, hypocritical, aggressive and extremely intolerant of others who are different from them just like how the alt-right is.

[–] legopants 10 points (+10|-0)

Yeah, I felt the same reading that. Even saying libfem is better, because we know that's a term only radfems really use .

I wouldn't generalize like that either so not to offend those who self-identity as liberal, but gender ideology is an extremist outgrowth of liberalism, which is defined by individualism, and idealism in the philosophical sense, i.e. the material world being constructed by the ideas of humans.

These views are incompatible with left-wing traditions that are based on materialism (also in the philosophical sense), which is what inspired radical feminism as well, e.g. women as a class united in their oppression by men on the basis of biological sex, the abolition of patriarchy only being possible through class consciousness and collective action, etc. Carol Hanisch in "The Personal Is Political" for example speaks very clearly in these terms.

[–] BogHag 4 points (+4|-0)

This ^ We call it liberal because it's an offshoot of the hyper individualism, the consumer identities... It's a liberal capitalist ideology, not a leftist one, and certainly not a radical leftist one.

[–] BogHag 4 points (+4|-0)

But it isn't actually left wing. The actual left has class analysis. The actual left understands power structures. The actual left would be anti-porn/anti-prostitution. The actual left would dismiss self-identification in favor of class theory. Self-identification is extremely liberal, i.e. left leaning centrism. Without capitalism there is no "gender identity" because gender is as much clothes and hairstyles and make-up (the things you buy, the things you wear, things you do as a consumable identity) as it is anything else.

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[–] no- 14 points (+14|-0)

TRAs will claim sex is a social construct and therefore doesn't matter, and then say gender identities matter and need to be respected.

[–] wilmas 6 points (+6|-0)

This looks like a Tumblr post. I'm glad they are waking up to this nonsense more and more.

There are plenty of radfems on Tumblr, and some gay guys (TEHMs) helping spread the word.

[–] Intuiterf 9 points (+9|-0)

Tumblr is bursting with radfem blogs, and they delightfully recommend new ones to me all the time. And they banned porn, which is great.

[–] BogHag 1 points (+1|-0) Edited

I've committed most of my thought crimes on Tumblr. You can speak surprisingly freely. In fact, so freely that you get rape and death threats in your asks and anons. If you can stomach that, you can get in touch with a huuuge community of fellow radfems.