We Are Radical Feminists. This is Our Blog. Welcome.

by FCM

Radfem HUB is a public, collective radical feminist blog, publishing content from over a dozen established radical feminist bloggers from all around the world. In addition to what we’re creating here, each HUB blogger has her own personal radfem blog, accessible via links on the authors’ page and the footer of every page.

The HUB bloggers met online at each other’s blogs. Some of us have been around for years and others not as long. Many felt lost and angry among the current “wave” of online feminism vapid and swirling cesspool of queer politics and post-modern double-think, so started our own individual blogs, creating radical content that built on the work of second-wave feminists such as Daly, Dworkin, MacKinnon and Jeffreys. Some of us have taken the analyses further than anything we had read or heard of before. We not only understand that feminists dating back to pre-WWI were saying the same things we are thinking, writing, and talking about today, we believe it is important that we carry on the work that was started by the women who came before us.

We are female-identified, women-born women and are collectively anti-pornography, anti-prostitution, trans-critical, and PIV-critical. Many of us have specialized interests as well, such as motherhood, post-modernism and what it did to feminism, the harms of penis-in-vagina sex (PIV), the “transexual/transgender” movement, femininity, and the “sex industry.”

In addition to regularly posting fresh content on the HUB, we’ve created two pages filled with extensive contextual and background information. The radical perspectives page contains links to posts made by radfem community bloggers on their own blogs that help clarify our ideas on certain topics. The content on the resources page serves as a pathfinder through the ideas and concepts of, as well as the reasons for, the radical feminist movement we are part of. We think these sources are some of the very best for explaining what we think and why.

We have our unique perspectives and interests, however we do agree that within a radical feminist space, no issues or multiple issues should be given more importance than women’s liberation. There is a cultural taboo against women putting themselves first and we reject that. As radical feminists, we are working for all women against the male system, regardless of where they stand in it.

Our writing here covers the range from radical analysis of culture and current events to personal accounts of wrestling with these issues, and everything in between. We welcome comments and discussion from women who want to share ideas and move the conversation forward.

Please read the comments policy; the discussions on this blog are reserved for female-born women only.

We are radical feminists. This is our blog. Welcome.

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28 Comments to “We Are Radical Feminists. This is Our Blog. Welcome.”

  1. Excellent intro, FCM.

  2. thanks zeph! you are the first comment of the blog btw. 😛 enjoy!

  3. Fantastic – Way-to-go, FCM 🙂

  4. thanks to everyone who participated in getting the HUB off the ground. yay!

  5. Woo Hoo! Great intro! Brilliant move! Thanks for starting this, FCM! Thanks to all the fab bloggers!

    Not long ago, I went looking for feminism in my town. Gone! It was there in the second wave, I’m sure. Certainly on the internet! Well, all I found representing “feminism” was like cotton candy to a starving woman. It melted away to nothing, leaving one feeling slightly sick and empty. Then I found some refreshing femonade that quenched my thirst and some other decent vittles in some radfem blogs.

    This is so needed. Time to dig in. . .

  6. Fantastic initiative and intro!! I’m still lagging in the techno scene, resistant to the overwhelming modes of electronic communication and yet to enter the blog scene, but this is just too irresistible. Anything to further the radfem voice is so important, and anything to keep us in the west a bit more connected to the hub is hugely appreciated. It shouldn’t, but it does, feel ridiculously isolated over here in WA. Thank you for broadening the matrix!

  7. Very cool – Facebook fan page?

  8. Yes, there’s one in the works. Should be up shortly, stay tuned!

  9. FB fan page THIS morning! Link to follow!!

  10. 😀 I am super excited for this! A ton of awesome reading all in one place. Gonna be totally rad! 😀 ‘Bout time the rad fems had their own blog collective. Feministing, move over! It’s the rad fems’ turn to shine!

  11. Really excited, definitely going to be a regular reader!

  12. Brilliant! Added to favourites.

  13. Well, isn’t this lovely? 😛

    Looking forward to the future.

  14. thanks for being supportive s4!

  15. Very excited to see this. I discovered factcheckme through a Kate Harding post about trans issues, and was thus ushered into a whole new world of radical feminism (before that I thought feministing, feministe, jezebel etc was the only kind of feminism out there.) You’ve all given me a lot to think about and mull over and I’m excited to see how this grows.

  16. Congratulations on the group blog FCM and all.

    This is just what radical feminsm needs.

  17. Great idea, and great job. 🙂

  18. Also, I love the “no speshul snowflakes allowed!” with the graphic on the home page. I still chuckle every time I see it. Perfect.

  19. This is super exciting! As a long-time lurker in the radfem blogsphere, this is fantastic. Back in my fun-fem days I was looking for a resource like this and found nothing, so this is much needed. I look forward to reading (and crawling out of the woodwork to comment and engage) more!

  20. Blog’s looking rather dapper. Can’t wait for future articles. 😀

  21. Hooray! Just as I decided to do lurk less and do moar this has happened! Thank you.

  22. This is so cool! I can’t wait to read everything! Wish I didn’t have to sleep!

  23. Ok, I know I’ve said this already, but

    OMG!!! I AM SO RIDICULOUSLY HAPPY ABOUT THE EXISTENCE OF THIS BLOG!!!

    “vapid and swirling cesspool of queer politics and post-modern double-think”

    PRICELESS! That line should be made into a banner, or a t-shirt, or a mug.

  24. thanks mary. so am i. 🙂

  25. Great to see this blog up and running. I’ve been reading at UP’s, Cath Elliot’s, NN’s and Noan’s blog for the last few months. Now here you all are in one place, how convenient! Looking forward to some awsome radical debate 🙂

  26. LOVE THIS PLACE!

    How needed is this right now?!

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