This blog is for every woman who has ever felt too intimidated to speak her mind.
Because, you know what? Trans women aren’t female, ‘sex work’ isn’t empowering, objectification isn’t agency, porn isn’t feminist, and 2+2 does not equal 5, no matter how hard you pretend. We should be able say these things without fear, and yet too many women are cowed into silence.
The new orthodoxy says that radical feminist views are unacceptable and outdated, and that we can’t complain when people throw slurs at us because it’s no more than we deserve. Women are told we must suppress our anxiety and anger, for fear of hurting male feelings. We shouldn’t accept this.
We want this blog to act as a space in which dissent and debate are actively encouraged, not suppressed. We want to give a voice to those women who are too intimidated to put their names to ‘controversial’ ideas, for fear of retribution.
Although we’ve called ourselves ‘young radical feminists’, we don’t want to exclude older women, whom we welcome as friends and sisters. This blog is particularly aimed at young women only because we think that young women are particularly vulnerable to the new brand of woman hating. For young women who have come of age in a time of backlash, radical feminism can seem hostile and intimidating. We’ve been told that the second wave is dead, and that sisterhood has not survived into the 21st century. We want to demonstrate that this isn’t true.
If you’d like to join our group and discuss radical feminist ideas in a private and anonymous space, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
If you’d like to contribute a piece on any feminist topic, please email us. We’ll be happy to publish your piece anonymously, or under a pseudonym if you’d prefer.