Saturday, January 14, 2012

Someone on asks a really misogynist question about feminists
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Just another of a billion examples of how the Internet makes promoting and perpetrating misogyny all too easy. All that follows is on The link to the site is below.


Help answer this question below.

Did the existence of Andrea Dworkin prove that Neanderthal women were feminists?

response to the above question is by JulianReal
Your question is obnoxious and insulting.

Andrea Dworkin (1946-2005) was a very important US white feminist philosopher and political activist. She was also a brilliant writer. She worked for justice and human rights for and with women across race and class.

Her work including fighting to establish for all women the right to be free of ridiculous and misogynist attitudes like the one glaringly displayed in your question. Your remark proves we haven't come nearly far enough in the struggle to attain justice and human rights (or, even, basic respect) for women, including feminists.

People, like you, who promote the insulting mischaracterisation of women, including of feminists, are contributing to the overall oppressive condition of women being publicly and privately disrespected and assaulted--verbally and otherwise--by men.

Feminism is hated because women are hated. Anti-feminism is a direct expression of misogyny; it is the political defense of women hating.
-- Andrea Dworkin

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Anonymous said...

Keep fighting the good fight Julian; but remember, there's only so much of this psychic garbage anyone should have to put up with at once.

It is important to keep the radical feminist message in the mainstream, hopefully someone new to feminism will see that and start questioning their assumptions.

Take care,

Julian Real said...

Thanks for your message and reminder, A.

Sometimes countering what anti-feminists say about women and feminists seems like spitting in the wind.

Hopefully there are radical feminist messages and actions--with analysis and details done by radical feminists for the general public--continually flowing through the mainstream.

Thank you for being part of that on-going effort.