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[–] Peachy 22 points (+22|-0)

As if men in power haven't been hurting everyone for millennia, lmao. Cry me a river.

And of course the one who made the post is man. Probably a self proclaimed male feminist.

[–] hunther 4 points (+4|-0)

It's like they don't want to go after the men who hurt women. They just want to go after the low hanging fruit.

[–] AriadneOnNaxos 20 points (+20|-0) Edited

Seeing women in power is good for women and girls.

Women enacting anti-woman policies is great cover for the patriarchy.

Both things can be true at the same time.

Also, “marginalised” seems to just be in there for cookies. The attack on women’s reproductive rights we anticipate from Barrett’s addition to the Supreme Court will hurt every fertile woman and girl in the United States. The attacks on environmental regulation will hurt everyone on the planet.

[–] SkettiNoodle [OP] 9 points (+9|-0) Edited

I'm new to radfeminism, so correct me if I'm wrong, but my position is that if men are allowed to have and express their opinions, whether people agree or not, women should be allowed to as well. Feminism isn't only for the left, and whether they like it or not, these people represent many other people. I honestly don't know who this woman is, because I'm not from the States, but this feels like gatekeeping feminism and forbidding people to celebrate progress. What are your thoughts?

Edit: Basically, I think that yes, having more women in powerful positions IS inherently feminist, regardless of whether the woman herself is a feminist or not.

[–] Verdandi 4 points (+4|-0) Edited

Enacting pro-female policies is inherently feminist, profiting off of other women's labor to become CEO of a destructive company is not. So I guess it is highly dependent on the situation, and whether the woman is actually allowed to make decisions or just a friendly female mascot for the all-male board.

[–] feralfeminist 3 points (+3|-0)

Feminism is a practice, not a religious belief. If your decisions in power fuck over women and girls, I don't care if you've personally given birth to ten kids, you're not a feminist.

I'm not saying women can't be in power. I'm saying it doesn't make them feminist.

But you know who definitely isn't feminist, ever? A man in power. He might enact some laws that have feminist effects but that's the closest he's going to get.

Actual feminism has a left-wing bias. Just the way it is. It's based in material analysis and class politics just like leftism is. It is also meant to benefit centrist and right-wing women, so in that sense it's not "only for the left" but there isn't any such thing as right-wing feminism and, well, we've seen what a fucking joke "centrist" feminism is.

[–] Kittyrose 8 points (+8|-0)

Ah nice to see a wokey blokey policing who can and can't be a feminist...*sarcasm

[–] ClaraReed1 8 points (+8|-0)

Really appreciate a gay man telling women what is, and what is not, feminist.

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