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[–] llkit 12 points (+12|-0)

Choice feminism is nothing more than neo-liberal/marketised 'brand' feminism. It reinforces the status quo. The Trojan horse element I think is the 'equality' part. It sounds great. Until you realise it means a form of equality in the status quo. A hyper individualised form where any energy to bring about real change is diverted into the project of the 'self'.

[–] lucretiamott 10 points (+10|-0)

Excellent read and thank you for sharing. This was my experience basically to a t. Especially thinking "I'm a feminist" and not knowing there were other ways to be a feminist besides liberal feminism. It's amazing how liberal feminism is so... everywhere, and I happened on radical feminism by chance. It was like a little door in the wall that I could've easily just walked right past and never noticed again. Thank god I found it and walked through that door.

[–] Turtlefuzz 7 points (+7|-0)

Great read. I loved this:

I mused about the word “cis” and stated that I didn’t feel it applied to me since I didn’t identify with gender. I was told that refusing the word cis was “akin to dragging a cheese grater across the face of trans women.”

Goes well with a spritz of man tears on my salad.

[–] Mikkal 6 points (+6|-0)

The list of values is spot on. But "Liberal Intersectional Feminism" isn't a good name for what is happening. This is a comment not so much about the article itself but about how we talk about feminism in the Gender Critical community.

Obedience to Authority is "Authoritarian". An example Left-Authoritarian point of view is "I don't tolerate intolerance". Anyone who speaks that is not Liberal, they believe in Authoritarianism. A Liberal mindset is "tolerating people who are different then you".

That's why people with this view point do not call themselves 'Liberal Feminists' - it's important to note that they don't self-name themselves liberal, AND - they aren't liberal. They are Authoritarian.

So I really wish we'd stop calling people who aren't Liberal Feminists "Liberal" because it isn't a good descriptor, and it's not how people self-identify, so they don't see themselves as it.

I'd rather call it Pop Culture Feminism, Social Media Feminism or even Monetized Feminism (businesses using it to sell products). Heck - even Authoritarian Intersectional Feminism to distinguish it from Authentic Intersectional Feminism - because most self-identify as intersectional.

I think what we are seeing in politics is a shift on the left from Liberal to Authoritarian - and that's the key difference.

[–] Elizabelch 5 points (+5|-0)

the shift to authoritarianism has been happening on the right too and it's scary. The right and left are having a hard time existing without being the worst version of themselves. (at least based on the people who get the most attention)