Feminists have been critical of gender since there were feminists. Men have projected gender roles onto women's bodies and then used these roles for the justification of our lesser status for as far back as we can track the patriarchy.
Aristotle said that women were "colder/wetter" as a justification to keep us out of politics. The bible taught that women were made second as proof that women should be subservient to men.
Darwin wrote that women's brains were more like the brains of great apes as the reason to keep women out of education.
Gender is both the why & the how of women's social oppression. Gender projects set roles onto women & then uses those roles as justification to keep us in a lower caste than men. Globally, gender remains an effective tool.
It places different status on male & female bodies and is the reason for the epidemic of female infanticide in China, India, and Armenia.
Gender projection onto female bodies is what tells women in Iran and Afghanistan that they must wear the veil and it is used as the justification to throw acid on them or worse if they fail to comply.
Gender roles rigidly enforced still keeps women/girls from public life, education, political activity, and economic opportunity.
Gender is the reasons that such practices as FGM, child marriages, trafficking, surrogacy clinics, forced pregnancy, period poverty, and menstrual huts control, oppress, and exploit female bodies.
Gender roles are means and the justification of these gruesome, archaic, backwards, sexist practices. There is no argument that anyone has ever been able to make to me for why we should project gender onto sex bodies. I can see with my own eyes that it is harmful to women/girls.
Thus, I will continue my work to dismantle and abolish gender. This might make some people uncomfortable. Letting go of archaic systemic practices is often uncomfortable, but it will not stop me from doing this work.

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I respect whatever you want to call yourself, but NO, I will not participate in gender.

Gender is the most sexist regressive labeling system ever projected onto human bodies. I will NOT participate in it. Participation in gender harms women. Bodies aren’t gender roles.
Accurately speaking about someone’s body without projecting gender onto it is not mean, it is simply a refusal to participate. I won’t be coerced into perpetuating the harms of gender. To participate in gendering bodies is to be complicit in turning bodies into gender roles.
My solidarity is NOT with Buck, but with the girls killed in female infanticide, mutilated in FGM, sold in child marriages. They did not get to choose how gender represented them. They were differently valued because gender was projected on them against their will.
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Who would be interested in an "I ❤️ JK Rowling" mask?

I know a connection that could order them in bulk and sell them for possibly as little as 3.50 pounds, plus shipping. The idea would not be to make money, but to distribute as many as possible.
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In light of some misunderstandings I've recently seen about the core tenets of radical feminism, I am putting together an online course exploring some of the seminal texts. I hope to provide a grounding in history/core analysis of radical feminism.
3 Polls, in the next tweets. I'd love to get feedback on which of these books hold the most interest. I'm thinking that in a possible 6 week course, covering 3 books, with maybe some excerpts from others:
More choices:
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Some clarifications about radical feminism as currently there seems to be a lot of misinformation flying around.

Radical feminism is not an "ideology" it's an analysis and critique of patriarchy. Much like Marxism is an analysis and critique of capitalism.
The analysis of radical feminism is that the root of female oppression is the control/exploitation of female bodies as well as our relegation to lesser gender status.This is simply a lens through which to analyze culture. It's a structural critique of patriarchal social systems.
I clarify here for many who seem to be confused about this, including those who act as if radical feminism is a belief system, ideology, or social justice cause. It is not those things.
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I'm glad your DM's are open. I am deeply saddened, as well as horrified and angry over what is happening to Sasha. I read through her tweets and did not see anything transphobic in what posed.
She posted nothing hateful or derogatory. He tweets were in defense of women who understand biology and wish to talk about the unique experiences of being female without being harassed.
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