(NOTE I AM REBLOGGING THIS HERE WITH MY COMMENT IN CASE MY COMMENT IS REJECTED)
“Those women who have sexual relationships with men and have children as a result of those encounters are sometimes known as Breeders. It’s possibly one of the less attractive aspects of radical feminism. To apply such a term to fellow sisters, a term that reduces them down to their reproductive capabilities is, without argument, pretty offensive and dehumanising. Not only that, but it flies in the face of what I perceive to be feminism.”
Whoa whoa whoa! You are confusing radical lesbianism and radical feminism. These are two distinct philosophies that only look similar on the surface. They are NOT interchangeable, as you use them in this article. The only time radical feminists use the term breeder is to describe gender roles under patriarchy. We do not believe women will ever be reduced to that. We are saying that is how men approach issues/policy impacting women and mothers. Patriarchal gender roles are, at the root, the belief that women are fuckholes and breeders. Obviously radical feminists are against gender roles.
To use “breeder” or “traitor” as a slur against mothers is something a radical lesbian would do, not a radical feminist. Feminism, like any other movement- be it socialism, communism, liberalism, libetarianism etc has a definition, it’s not about what you perceive it to be. The widespread myth that feminism is a matter of perception is why trannies are claiming feminism has anything to do with them and idiots are using the term “feminist porn”. Anyone who blames a woman for heterocaptivity or even says she is privileged because of it, is an idiot.
“Feminism is a political movement for the emancipation and liberation for all females, regardless of race, class, sexual orientation, reproductive status, disability status, etc.”
Witch wind has done a breakdown of radical lesbianism, why its different than radical feminism and why it’s misogynist. I certainly agree with you that mothers are oppressed under patriarchy and so would any radical feminist. Its only the radical lesbians which have a vendetta against mothers who believe in “motherhood privilege”. There is no motherhood privilege. What a BULLSHIT, MISOGYNIST concept.
Lucky Nickel mostly on a misogynist liberal dude but also on how there is a difference between radical lesbianism (also known as lesbian separatism) and radical feminism.
Radical feminists would be the last to claim you are born a feminist, though radical lesbians claim gender roles like butch and femme are inherent to them. Radical lesbianism=/radical feminism.
“Feminist is also an honourific title, reserved for females, because it is the only social justice movement dedicated to females.” (Same Davina Squirrel post as above).
I think women should not use the term political lesbian because it gets rad lesbians into a tizzy and it’s not specific enough. Politically celibate is better. Not that radical lesbians will not find a million other Oppression Olympics causes to champion. Radical feminists focus on the commonality of women, leftists and those influenced by leftism like radical lesbians break up women into a million different categories.