Friday, March 11, 2011

A bit about me

Updated and revised on 16 March 2016.

I am gay, male, First World, and of Ashkenazi Jewish and other European heritage.

I am pro-Indigenist. Anti-colonial white supremacy. Anti-heteropatriarchal.

Contrary to MRA Internet rumors, I don't support any form of genocide, including against any percent of the male population. I don't hate men (or women, intersex, or transsex people). I am not anti-sex; I'm anti-sexism. I'm not anti-male; I'm against male supremacy. I am also not pro-sex in the white and Liberal Queer sense. I'm not supportive of the existence of the the sex trade or sex industries, or any form of coerced or slave labor.

I don't have sexual or romantic relationships with anyone. My gender is anti-male supremacy. My sex is "No". I am pro-Eroticism in this sense:

I view political activism as spiritual work. I believe in the fusion of rage and compassion with responsible action, hopefully organised with other activists to achieve more joy, healing, creativity, and peace on Earth. I am appropriately furious about systemic injustice and gross inhumanity. Outrage isn't a form of hatred: it is a form of love. I love humanity and hope we can collectively work to become more compassionate and empathic, including by living sustainably with the Earth.


Dark Daughta said...

here, here! nice to have met you, julian real. you have a powerful wonderful blog.

Julian Real said...

Why thank you very much, Dark Daughta!!

And happy to make your acquaintance.

You're part of what makes this blog wonderful, in my estimation!

A regular reader from Madrid sent me a very helpful email suggesting that I make some format changes to my blog, because it is hard to navigate or see all the material I've made sure shows up on each and every page.

So, I have made much of that info into separate posts, and am simply--voila!!--linking to them on the right side where ALL that info used to be! I hope you likey.

And I hope this makes the blog easier to read for everyone and also hopefully makes it load more quickly too.

BellaVida said...

Hi J, I found your wonderful blog today.

I admire the strength of your convictions and the content on this blog.

I look forward to future posts.

Julian Real said...

Hello and welcome, BellaVida.

I am grateful to you being one of what I hope is a growing community of people who support the values and politics of A.R.P.

Please feel free to offer comments to any posts, past, present, or future.

Ariel said...

Hi! My name's Ariel S. Lee, I've been a feminist since...forever...but I just stumbled upon your amazing blog. Your view of gender and sexuality makes so much sense to me. It was the first time I'd ever seen anyone articulate what I'd long believed myself, something had that left me feeling isolated. It really is well informed, progressive, and honest. I LOVE it! Keep going with your amazing work! Great to meet you! (

Julian Real said...

Hi and welcome, Ariel!

Thanks for leaving that message. It was great to read.

I hope you make yourself at home here!

aablah said...

I found your blog while searching about Sommers. I love your blog! :D Keep it up <3

Julian Real said...

Thank you, aablah! I hope you visit often and are supported by what you find here.

Simcha said...

Wow! I really didn't know what I was missing. I found your blog today after searching for more work by Thea Lim. It was just the medicine I needed today! Thank you for such powerful and wonderful work!

Julian Real said...

Welcome, Simcha!

Please make yourself at home and find a comfy spot to sit, read, relax, and revolt.

I've just been over to your blog, posted some comments, and am adding you to my blogroll. Thanks for being there and for being you.

Julian Real said...

Also to Simcha...

I'm TRYING to add you to my blogroll. For weeks now, blogger won't let me add any new blogs! Grrrrrr.

ARRozental said...

Just stumbled upon your blog after reading a short article about 'A Streetcar Named Desire' of all things! Anyway, I just wanted you to know that your article that included the list designed to provoke thought about white privilege was very enlightening indeed- as a white male living in england myself, I can hold my hand up and declare that which I have suspected for years I am indeed a recipient of white privelege.
Unfortunately, Im not sure what I can do about this state of affairs in which we live, other than let other people know about the unjust status quo (and be shouted down for doing so- rather morale sapping), as I am not especially well educated (I am only an electrician). Something is very wrong with the world, and I somehow feel some responsibility for its present state.
Anyway, this is turning into a bit of a soliloquy, so I will leave by thanking you for this thought provoking blog, I intend to peruse it further.

Julian Real said...

Hi Adam,

Thanks for your comment. I really appreciate you taking the time to write. I do think it helps, in sometimes not-so-noticeable ways, for those of us with various forms of privilege (whether white, male, Western, etc.) to not be in denial about that and to also challenge systems of unjust/unearned power where and when we can.

Femitheist Divine said...

Interesting Blog.

I don't agree with every single thing you say, but I've enjoyed most of it.

Talk to you later.

Julian Real said...

Welcome Femitheist Divine,

I'm glad there's some stuff here that feels supportive to you and that is in sync with your views.



Goldy Marx said...

Hello Julian, I'm based in London and enjoyed reading your blog. You might be interested in reading my feminist blog @

Kindest regards, Goldy

Julian Real said...

Happy to meet you, Goldy!

Much good luck to you with your blog.

For everyone else, here's the working link:

Kia said...

I find your Blog fascinating and wanted to thank you for such insightful posts.

I was hoping to share with you some of my favorite book in the topic are. i'm not sure if you've read any of them. :)

David G. Gilmore "Manhood in the Making:Cultural Concepts of Masculinity"

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner"The F Word: Feminism in Jeopardy; Women, Politics, and the Future"

Leanne Payne"Crisis in Masculinity"

Robert Jensen"Getting Off: Pornography and the End of Masculinity"

Jane Caputi "Goddesses and Monsters: women, Myth, Power, and Popular Culture"

and my all time favorite based on a actual events is

Bernard Lefkowitz"Our Guys"

again thank you for your posts.


Julian Real said...

Thank you for your comment, Kia, and for your book list! said...

Hi Julian,

I love your blog. You are an eloquent thinker and writer. I hope to reference you in the future!


Julian Real said...

Hi and welcome, Joanna!

Thank you so much for your kind words. I appreciate it. :)