Category Herstory

Gloria Steinem’s Awesome, Relevant Statements About Gender Identity

Gloria Steinem on “trans woman” Renee Richards: “a frightening instance of what feminism could lead to” or as “living proof that feminism isn’t necessary.” “At a minimum, it was a diversion from the widespread problems of sexual inequality.” She writes that, although she supports the right of individuals to identify as they choose, she claims […]

Ms. Magazine Can’t Be Arsed to Write About Resurgence of Radical Feminism

Here are the people to complain to if you think this is fucked up. Editorial Staff Executive Editor Katherine Spillar Managing Editor Michel Cicero Senior Editor Michele Kort Guest Editor Mary Ellen Strote  Global Editor Robin Morgan Copy Editor Camille Hahn  Proofreader Miriam Jacobson Consulting Editor Gloria Steinem  Money Editor Martha Burk  Columnist Donna Brazile Strategic Planning/Marketing Advisor Kathy Bonk Ms. in the Classroom Managing Director Karon […]

Trust Women, Even When It Is Impossible

All women are damaged.  Damage is injury or harm that reduces us. You, woman, are damaged. Does this offend you? Do you believe you are not damaged, that you are somehow immune to the forces at work that make women hate each other? You are lucky. Who WOULDN’T be damaged? Damage to women is both […]

When I Grow Up, I Want To Be A Lesbian

There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy. A baby girl is born. It’s a girl! Pink! Baby Dolls! Dresses! Other Stuff! From this moment, the girl is groomed for life as a Heterosexual Woman. She is groomed for a life as a wife and servant for Men. She is groomed to  want to […]

The Trouble with Transgender – Presentation at Radfem Reboot

These are my notes from my presentation at Radfem Reboot, Portland, Oregon. I was going to write a blog post that was more formal, but I am too tired. If you have questions about any of this, please leave a comment. here is the partial video of this talk https://vimeo.com/46702286 GROUND RULES FOR MY TALK […]

Nothing New Under the Sun

Source. Fun Fact: I was Mary Poppins in a production of Mary Poppins when I was in 5th grade. It was my crowning achievement.

London Radical Feminist Conference, July 2012

  London Radical Feminist Conference, July 2012 Statement from organisers This July saw radical feminists from across the globe converge in London for the first women-only, radical feminist conference in 25 years. What happened was important, urgent and necessary. Women of all ages and from many different backgrounds connected, discussed and organised, and the result […]

GUEST POST: You don’t care about some girl…

You don’t care about some girl… You don’t care about some girl in the 80s who was raped a week before her 18th birthday. You don’t care about her being raped in the 90s. You don’t care about her daughter being raped at the age 8. You don’t care about another daughter being raped 10yrs. later. You don’t care…. because it’s so fucking “normal”. If […]

The Fire Will Not Consume Us

The New York City Dyke March is one of the best events ever conceived to combat dyke invisibility, at least for those few brief moments of proudly marching down the streets. At the first Dyke March down Fifth Avenue, Lesbian Avengers carried torches and burnt signs with the names of anti-lesbian and gay propositions blamed for […]

Guess Which Sign Is More Welcome at Dyke March (henceforth to be known as Trans/Genderqueer SlutWalk)

If you guessed “Free Blow Jobs,” you “win.”