Archive for ‘blogging’

May 18, 2013

Radfem Hub is now an archives

by admin

After almost two years of herstorical collective blogging, Radfem Hub is now reopened as an archives.

“The Hub” was a collective radical feminist blog and its purpose was to post fresh, original radfem content, provide a male-free and safe platform for women to discuss, and promote radical feminist perspectives and interests.

The original contributors were, in order of appearance:

  • FCM
  • Allecto
  • Cherryblossomlife
  • Undercoverpunk
  • Rainsinger
  • Lishra
  • Easilyriled
  • Loretta Kemsley
  • Zeph
  • No Anodyne
  • Miska
  • Feminist at Sea
  • Gallus Mag

Later contributors were:

read more »

September 2, 2012

Announcing a New Blog: Gender Identity Watch

by Badhbh Catha

Gender Identity Watch is a new blog devoted to tracking legislation and case law that attempts to codify “gender identity” into law and to override protections based on sex. Gender Identity Watch monitors organizations that push gender identity and thus engage in the erasure of female reality, including:

read more »

August 13, 2012

HUB reaches blogging milestone: 500,000 hits and counting

by FCM

This week, thanks to our readers, writers and our wonderful guest-bloggers, the HUB has reached the milestone of 500,000 pageviews.  While this is a very tiny number compared to the amount of traffic any number of mainstream blogs attract in a month, a week, or even a single day, considering that one-million pageviews is a milestone that most blogs never reach, and considering how marginalized radical feminism is, this number is significant and encouraging.

So what has brought HUB to this place, since its beginnings on May 18, 2011?  Read on to see significant events in our herstory, including links to our top posts, an opportunity to revisit our wonderful guest posts, and more.

read more »

July 15, 2012

Radical Feminism is Gaining Ground

by cherryblossomlife

Associate Professor Betty McLellan and Dr Greg Canning [Sourced from Townsville Bulletin]

What happens when men finally realize they can no longer suppress women’s speech? When their counter-arguments prove to be unsubstantiated and factually incorrect? When they’re forced to accept that nobody takes the word “misandry” seriously, because while “misogyny” evokes the horrors of witch-burnings, female genital mutilation, honor killings, suttee, forced lobotomies and Chinese foot-binding, “misandry” only manages to evoke the image of an overweight white dude who hates his ex-wife and gets off on punching his perceived grievances into a keyboard…?

read more »

May 25, 2012

Ovaries Before Brovaries

by Badhbh Catha

– From the Archives –

The last thing Females want to be called is “Feminist” – because that might mean “Man Hating.” That’s bad for Straight Ladies, because then someone might think them Lesbian.  Even though Lesbians don’t want to couple with Males, Lesbians are “supposed” to be socially available to them and not “Man Haters.” (I know I‘ve been called “Man Hater” before!) So heaven forfend if you’re Feminist!

Patriarchy socializes Females to distrust other Females. And we do. Females fall into other Identity Communities – away from – and often at odds with – each other. Goddess forbid Females actually used Feminism to advance rights for Females. What about the Males?

read more »

May 21, 2012

Happy Birthday to Hub

by lishra

RadFem Hub published its first post May 18th, 2011, making the site one year old now. We want to thank all of our readers, commenters, guest bloggers, and the many women who have been involved along the way for their participation and hard work in this undertaking.

April 7, 2012

Announcing a new blog: Radfem-ological Images

by Badhbh Catha

from the “About” page:

read more »

September 23, 2011

On “Positivity” and Radfem Blogging

by FCM

image by R&T

This post was originally published in radical feminist journal “Rain and Thunder” in its “Positive” issue #52 (Fall, 2011).

I understand that this issue is about “positivity” and what’s positive about the radfem movement.  I admit that I actually laughed both out-loud and internally at the very thought, but mostly about “me” writing about it: positivi-whaa?  As I said to my fellow bloggers upon receiving the invitation to write for this issue: “bahahaha!  havent they read my blog?”

As a radfem blogger, I can definitely say that there is nothing “positive” about radfem blogging at all.  I mean, nothing that any sane person would probably consider positive, or “worth it” where the good consistently outweighs the bad. There’s constant harassment and abuse from all sides: from unrepentantly woman-hating men’s rights activists (MRAs); liberal and libertarian feminists calling names and tossing deliberately-distracting liberal/progressive rhetoric around, and acting surprised when it doesn’t stick (as if radfems haven’t already heard it all before); and my personal favorite, (as cannon-fodder) self-identified “feminist” men, those loathsome liberal/progressives who – unsurprisingly – support women’s right…to be sexually penetrated by men.  Now that’s good faux-feminism!

read more »

August 2, 2011

Announcing a new blog: PIV on TV

by FCM

ive created a place to dissect and discuss the PIV-centrism of 20 popular television shows, based on 6 common themes ive identified comprising the PIV-centric narrative: a new blog entitled “PIV on TV: PIV-centric sexuality in popular culture“.  the front page has a slideshow and everything!  from the “common themes” page:

read more »

May 18, 2011

Radfem-ological Images (Dove Bar and York Peppermint Pattie)

by FCM

as all the HUB bloggers converged this week, setting this place up and having behind-the-scenes discussions regarding what we wanted this place to be, doing meta-analysis of fun-fem critiques was not the game plan.  but what can i say?  i have been inspired.  and while its not the mission for this blog, or even necessarily my own long-term plan, to perform regular meta-analyses of fun-fem commentary (or lack of commentary, as the case may be) i will probably be engaging in some of this from time to time.  like now, with this post.  its meta!

read more »