First they came for Janice Raymond
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t an academic.
Then they came for Mary Daly
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a lesbian.
Then they came for Norah Vincent
and I didn’t speak out because I didn’t even read her book.
Then they came for Lierre Keith
and I didn’t speak out because I was afraid that I’d get attacked too.
Then they came for Sheila Jeffreys
and I didn’t speak out because her honest analysis makes my queer friends uncomfortable.
Then they came for Germaine Greer
and I didn’t speak out because she seems a little full of herself.
Then they came for Diane DiMassa
and I didn’t speak out because Hothead Paisan is soooo 1990s.
Then they came for Julie Bindel
and I didn’t speak out because she seems unpleasant.
Then they came for Cathy Brennan
and I didn’t speak out because I hate that woman.
Then they came for Christine Benvenuto
and I didn’t speak out because she was married to a man.
Then they came for Issa Rae
and I didn’t speak out because I have never seen Awkward Black Girl.
Then they came for Julie Burchill
and I didn’t speak out because I don’t like that she said “shims” in a political essay.
Then they came for Gallus Mag
and I didn’t speak out because I forgot how to speak.
Then they came for me,
and there was no one left to speak for me.
– An Anonymous Woman
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Excellent, sums it up.
Also, reblogged this, and Gallus Mag’s comment of yesterday.
I said a very similar thing to a pro-trans libfem yesterday – I actually also said for her to test the whole thing by giving one little criticism on one aspect of trans, and see what reaction she got – because with trans, they expect 100% capitulation, or it’s “DIAF” and “die cis scum” as a response.
Really not sure when the libfems are going to wake up to that. Even Laurie Penny didn’t get it when it happened to her, she ended up backing down and grovelling.
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Add to the list:
Azealia Banks http://theuntitledmag.com/2012/07/be-a-fan-not-a-jerk-or-how-to-enjoy-problematic-people-or-things/
Add to the list: everyone at off our backs magazine.
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This is why we need people to speak up and make their voices be heard
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Meanwhile, thank you, Gallus Mag, for your reporting.
Is there a space where a discussion about what to do can take place?
Right now we’re just reading this (great) posts and making comments. But is there a site or blog where more organized action is being discussed?
I’m admittedly new to the scene. I’ve been lurking on these blogs for about a year now, and before that I was getting my feet wet in academia. I don’t really know how to contribute, how to speak for Gallus Mag and all others who came before her and continue to fight for our right to dare to acknowledge our femalehood. Hell, I’m still trying to figure out how WordPress works.
Well, if you want to send me a note, I can put you in touch with women in your area (probably) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes. This is seriously frightening.
What a surprise to see my name in that list of luminaries. Whoever wrote this: I’m honored.
And yes, we need some serious political organizing, and now.
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